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Platform Computing Introduces Low-Cost Starter Pack for Private Cloud

Platform ISF Starter Pack Provides Architects with an Immediate Private Cloud Sandbox with Minimal Risk or Investment

Platform Computing, a provider of cluster, grid and cloud management software, on Tuesday announced the availability of the Platform ISF Starter Pack, an out-of-the-box, end-to-end software product and services offering for companies to quickly set up a private cloud. It provides a low risk, low cost way to evaluate private cloud, enabling architects and IT managers to get a cloud sandbox environment up and running in less than 30 minutes. For only US$4,995, the Platform ISF Starter Pack includes a one-year Platform ISF license for 10 sockets, consulting, training and support.

Key Points:

  • Introduced to the market in June 2009, Platform ISF is the first end-to-end software product that provides everything you need for private cloud management. You don't need to string together point tools from various vendors on your own.
  • Platform ISF efficiently manages application workloads across multiple VM technologies and provisioning tools. It includes self-service, automated provisioning and chargeback capabilities, and can be deployed within 30 minutes. The product supports multiple VM technologies, including ESX, Xen, KVM and Hyper-V, as well as popular provisioning tools, such as Red Hat Satellite, IBM xCAT, Symantec Altiris, and Platform Cluster Manager.
  • The ISF Starter Pack includes software, best practices advice and help to set up private cloud:
    • 1 year Platform ISF term license for 10 sockets, including support
    • Half-day orientation training
    • Half-day cloud building consultation
    • Integration advice for Platform ISF with your internal tools

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