News Release: LinMin Bare Metal Provisioning 5.5 with Provisioning Rollback

LinMin™ Bare Metal Provisioning 5.5 Introduces ‘Provisioning Rollback’ for Optimization of IT and Hosting Infrastructures and Recovery from Human Error

LinMin Bare Metal Provisioning 5.5 also introduces the Provisioning of Debian Linux Systems and refreshes the Deployment Support of new Linux Distributions from Red Hat, Novell, Fedora, CentOS and Ubuntu

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - November 10, 2009

LinMin, maker of award-winning IT and hosting automation software LinMin Bare Metal Provisioning™, today unveiled Release 5.5, featuring Provisioning Rollback, the ingenious synergy of bare metal provisioning and bare metal imaging technologies for Linux and Windows.

By definition, bare metal operations destroy all prior contents of systems: LinMin’s new capability makes it easy to automatically capture a system’s disk image and only then install a new operating system. Regardless of whether this operating system deployment was done in error or performed explicitly to shift computing resources in near-real time during peak demand, or to test new configurations, LinMin makes it trivial to “undo” the provisioning event and roll a system back to its fully-operational known-good state that immediately preceded the bare metal provisioning event.

With LinMin Release 5.5, users can now quickly deliver systems running Debian 4 and 5 in addition to all major versions of Linux and Windows. After LinMin has been integrated into hosting control panels using the Application Programming Interface (API), dedicated server end customers can remotely repurpose systems to over 100 different versions and architectures of Linux and Windows without involving hosting company staff.

"Only by using LinMin to provision our physical infrastructure can we grow as fast as we do. And now that LinMin provisions Debian, we’ve introduced customer-initiated self-service bare metal server provisioning for all major versions of Linux and Windows,” said Matteo Berlonghi, CTO of SeFlow, a leading Italian hosting provider. “By empowering our dedicated server customers to repurpose their systems at will, quality of service gets even higher without involving SeFlow team members.

"Hosting companies, system builders and many other types of customers are finding ways of leveraging the combination of bare metal provisioning and bare metal imaging in ways we never even thought of,” said Laurent Gharda, CEO and founder of LinMin Corp. “In introducing Provisioning Rollback, or what we call the ‘oops’ button, we’ve automated what customers were already doing manually using LinMin Bare Metal Provisioning. Our customers really deserve the credit."


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LinMin provides software that remotely provisions and images Linux and Windows on servers, blades, PCs, appliances and virtual machines. LinMin Bare Metal Provisioning (LBMP) is the industry’s only truly affordable system provisioning and imaging solution that can be implemented by IT organizations of any size with very limited budgets. LinMin is based in Redwood City, Calif. with development and QA offices in Menlo Park and San Rafael, Calif. For more information, please visit

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