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Scalent Releases V/OE 2.5

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Scalent Systems, the leader in server repurposing software, today announced general availability of their Scalent V/OE software version 2.5, the DR Edition of Scalent V/OE, with features tailored for disaster recovery. Scalent is the first company to deliver comprehensive adaptive infrastructure software for the data center, addressing not only individual servers, but also the entire related network connectivity and storage access environment . Scalent V/OE 2.5 DR Edition enables data center managers to radically increase flexibility and response time, while combating spiraling IT costs.

With Scalent software, customers can take their data centers from “dead bare metal” (powered off hardware with no software installed) to live (newly deployed or restored), connected (to network and storage) servers, in five minutes or less.

“Scalent is the first company I've seen successfully going beyond basic software restoration to connectivity restoration. Scalent addresses the entire infrastructure repurposing issue – servers, network, and storage access – creating it anew in the space of boot time” said Jonas Hirshfield, Director, Infrastructure Technology, Blackboard. “Scalent’s adaptive infrastructure software helps Blackboard dramatically increase our reaction time to recovery situations or new business demands.”

Today’s data centers face escalating costs and reaction-time challenges stemming from out-of-control server sprawl, statically coupled server hardware, and increasingly stringent regulatory requirements for business continuity. These challenges result in a lack of IT agility in the face of rapidly changing operational demands, with correspondingly reduced bottom-line success. Unlike many traditional server failover or automation solutions, Scalent’s software can meet all of these challenges. Scalent’s solution addresses the entire data center environment, not just the individual server “box.” Scalent’s software enables data center operations owners to rapidly change entire systems and associated topologies – which servers are running, what software is running on them, and how they’re connected to network and storage – without altering physical infrastructure.

"The ability to do server repurposing is critical for customers who want to implement a true real-time infrastructure," said Donna Scott, VP and Distinguished Analyst, Gartner. "The key to repurposing is combining image portability with dynamic control of infrastructure elements, so that services can be quickly and easily enabled in a matter of minutes."

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