LinMin™ Launches Server Provisioning Virtual Appliance for Data Centers
LinMin’s Virtual Appliance enables Bare Metal Auto-Provisioning of Windows Server, Linux, VMware ESXi and other Hypervisors on Servers, Blades and Virtual Machines in Fast-Growing Cloud, Hosting, Big Data, PaaS and IaaS Data Centers
BELMONT, Calif. - July 29, 2014
LinMin, provider of IT automation software LinMin Bare Metal Provisioning™, today unveiled its Server Provisioning Virtual Appliance, aimed at accelerating the automated deployment of systems running Linux, Windows Server, VMware ESXi and other hypervisors in fast-growing or frequently-repurposed data centers.
The LinMin Server Provisioning Virtual Appliance is packaged as an Open Virtualization Format (OVF) virtual machine with the most recent versions of CentOS Linux and LinMin Bare Metal Provisioning pre-installed. Simply import the Virtual Appliance, apply operating system and/or hypervisor ISO files, and the Virtual Appliance's templates will guide you in remotely installing Windows Server, Linux, ESXi and hypervisors on servers, blades and Virtual Machines. Using a different technology, the Server Provisioning Virtual Appliance can also can also capture, restore and clone entire systems.
When remotely provisioning Windows and Linux, software agents or even entire application stacks such as Hadoop can also be installed and configured, facilitating the deployment of servers in Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) data centers targeting high-growth areas including Big Data.
The Server Provisioning Virtual Appliance's Application Programming Interface (API) enables rapid integration with other IT Automation solutions, such as orchestrators, service catalogs, self-service portals and control panels, and for IT Automation solution providers, OEM-branded versions of the Server Appliance are available.
“LinMin is vendor-neutral, offering customers the ultimate flexibility when selecting system manufacturers, OS providers and data center topologies, with the assurance that our Virtual Appliance will meet their data center system deployment requirements,” said Laurent Gharda (@LinMin), CEO and founder of LinMin Corp. “The Server Provisioning Virtual Appliance sets new standards for ease of installation, configuration and usability in an arena where traditional data center solutions have been costly and difficult to implement.”
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LinMin develops software that remotely installs operating systems (Linux® and Windows®) and their application stacks as well as hypervisors (including VMware® ESXi®) on Intel-based servers, blades, PCs, appliances and virtual machines. LinMin Bare Metal Provisioning (LBMP) and the Server Provisioning Virtual Appliance are affordable solutions to real-world data center problems that can be implemented by organizations of any size with limited resources. LinMin is based in Belmont, Calif. with development and QA offices in Menlo Park and San Rafael, Calif.
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