|| ||Sharon Smith <linuxpr-AT-yahoo.com>|
|| ||News Item: Levanta 6.0 Brings Sophisticated Automation Capabilities to Linux-based Data Centers|
|| ||Tue, 2 Oct 2007 13:28:10 -0700 (PDT)|
Levanta 6.0 Brings Sophisticated Automation Capabilities to Linux-based
New policy-driven end-to-end automation functionality increases business
agility and operational resiliency while reducing TCO
SAN MATEO, CA, October 2, 2007 - Levanta® (www.levanta.com) today announced
a family of no-compromise data center automation solutions for growing Linux
environments. With the release of Levanta 6.0, Levanta adds end-to-end
automation capabilities to its existing best-of-breed line of Intrepid Linux
lifecycle management solutions. The Levanta solutions are designed to enhance
the resiliency and up-time of business-critical applications running on Linux
in both corporate and departmental data centers. Levanta 6.0 delivers
fully-integrated system and application monitoring and policy-driven
automation of Linux system management functions in easy to deploy appliances,
resulting in significantly lower cost and shorter implementation time.
Levanta 6.0 enables Linux-based enterprises to become significantly more
agile by dynamically deploying and re-purposing server resources in response
to changes in their business needs. System administrators can rapidly deploy
Levanta 6.0 to increase the resiliency of their physical and virtual Linux
data center environments while reducing management time, effort, and costs.
On average, Levanta customers achieve operational savings of 78%.
"As more and more enterprises run their business-critical applications on
Linux, it is crucial to have management solutions that are designed
specifically to address the unique challenges associated with Linux." said
Eric Gries, CEO of Levanta. "There are a number of established data center
automation vendors with great traction in multi-OS environments, but most of
them have made trade-offs in favor of Windows or their proprietary flavor of
Unix. Linux isn't a priority for them, it has remained a check-off item for
the most part. With 6.0, Levanta is stepping up to the plate to fill this gap
in the market and bring no-compromise enterprise-grade automation
functionality to the Linux datacenters."
By adding server monitoring and a configurable rules engine to the already
production-proven Linux lifecycle management capabilities of its current
products, Levanta 6.0 allows users to automatically detect operational
conditions that require action, and trigger appropriate responses to address
them, based on pre-defined policies. Within a single fully-integrated
interface, Levanta 6.0 users can:
--Detect conditions such as server overloads, storage capacity issues, or
--Automatically respond by adding capacity, repurposing hardware, or
restoring malfunctioning servers, all within minutes.
--Rapidly provision Linux OS and complete application stacks on a variety
of platforms, including servers, diskless blades and virtual machines.
--Track all changes made to Linux systems without changing current
--Recover broken systems, even unbootable ones, quickly and safely using
--Seamlessly manage servers, diskless blades and virtual machines using a
"Linux presents a unique set of management challenges that differ markedly
from Windows or UNIX. The propensity for Linux customization, and high
potential for human error due to inexperience with Linux, only adds to the
TCO of running an enterprise data center on Linux," said Andi Mann, Research
Director of Enterprise Management Associates' Systems Management Practice.
"Linux data center automation becomes critical to enterprise efficiency and
cost-effectiveness, and Levanta's pure-play Linux approach will have a
significant impact on the data center automation market."
Levanta 6.0 retails from $19,900 with 20 server license bundle for the
Intrepid S appliance. All offerings include lifecycle management,
monitoring, and automation capabilities.
Specialists in Linux data center automation, Levanta marries virtualization
technology with comprehensive Linux life-cycle management. Levanta's Linux
data center automation solutions offer system monitoring, a configurable
policy engine, and automated change control, delivering dramatically faster
and more flexible control of Linux on both physical and virtual machines.
Levanta's turnkey solutions drastically reduce time to implementation, enable
your business to be more agile and responsive to change, automatically
allocate resources, roll-out new applications faster, increase application
availability, improve service levels, and reduce TCO. Levanta's customers
include industry leaders in e-commerce, new media, ISPs/ASPs/MSPs, financial
services, education, and government. Levanta has partnerships with IBM, HP,
Novell, and Red Hat. A private company, Levanta is headquartered in San
Mateo and can be found on the Web at http://www.levanta.com/.
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