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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.

LinMin™ Releases LinMin Bare Metal Provisioning 6.5 with Network Re-Configuration Flexibility

LinMin Bare Metal Provisioning 6.5 Supports Enhanced Provisioned System Network Relocation and the Provisioning of VMware ESXi 5 and KVM hypervisors

BELMONT, Calif. - March 26, 2014

LinMin, maker of award-winning IT automation software LinMin Bare Metal Provisioning™, today unveiled LinMin Bare Metal Provisioning 6.5, adding the support for automatic networking re-configuration of client systems when moved from the provisioning vLAN to a production vLAN. Other enhancements include the support for provisioning ESXi 5 and KVM hypervisors and enhanced Windows Server provisioning performance.

LinMin™ Releases LinMin Bare Metal Provisioning 6.4 with Dual Network Support

LinMin Bare Metal Provisioning 6.4 supports more operating systems and hypervisors, and also includes Boot-from-SAN and multi-NIC support

BELMONT, Calif. - August 11, 2013

LinMin, maker of award-winning IT automation software LinMin Bare Metal Provisioning™, today unveiled LinMin Bare Metal Provisioning 6.4, adding dual network support with dedicated provisioning network. Other enhancements include extended platform support, Boot from SAN support for Windows Server and Hypervisors and support for multiple provisioned Network Interface Cards for maximum flexibility.

LinMin™ Releases LinMin Bare Metal Provisioning 6.2 with Provisioning Network Determinism

LinMin Bare Metal Provisioning 6.2 includes Re-Architected PXE Network Support and Disk Imaging Enhancements

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - March 11, 2012

LinMin, maker of award-winning IT automation software LinMin Bare Metal Provisioning™, today unveiled LinMin Bare Metal Provisioning 6.2, adding provisioning network predictability and determinism. Significant enhancements were also introduced, including higher-performance imaging and Live-Ubuntu rescue OS deployment capabilities.

Even as automation in the data center increases, systems still do become unresponsive, and Live-Ubuntu can be used to remotely troubleshoot a "dead" system by deploying into system RAM a full diagnostics and repair capability, without impacting on-disk contents. Even if the system is deemed unsalvageable without the fresh installation of an operating system, all user and application data can be extracted and saved.

LinMin™ Releases Bare Metal Provisioning Support for VMware ESX and ESXi Hypervisors

LinMin Bare Metal Provisioning Extends Beyond Support for Provisioning of Operating Systems

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - June 10, 2011

LinMin, maker of award-winning IT automation software LinMin Bare Metal Provisioning™, today unveiled LinMin Bare Metal Provisioning with support for the provisioning of ESX and ESXi hypervisors.

LinMin™ Announces Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 for System Deployments in Data Centers

LinMin Embraces Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0’s Scalability and Performance Required in Enterprise and Service Provider Data Centers

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - November 10, 2010

LinMin™, maker of award-winning IT automation software LinMin Bare Metal Provisioning™, today announced its support for running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 as well as for the remote provisioning and imaging of systems running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

LinMin supports the deployment and imaging of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, Windows and ESX on servers, blades, PCs, Virtual Machines and other form factor devices. LinMin’s functionality in servicing Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems can be integrated into IT applications such as control panels and orchestration engines as well as invoked remotely with a browser.

LinMin™ Releases Bare Metal Provisioning 6.0, Adding Support for Cloud Architecture and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Deployments

LinMin Bare Metal Provisioning 6.0 also incorporates enhanced security and media management, an online knowledge base and provisioning support for Windows 7 and all new major versions of Linux®

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - July 27, 2010

LinMin, maker of award-winning IT automation software LinMin Bare Metal Provisioning™, today unveiled LinMin Bare Metal Provisioning Release 6.0 with Cloud, hosting and corporate data center enhancements. Today’s release, which has been in development for nearly a year, also offers improvements in security, platform support and ease of integration with IT applications, including control panels and Cloud orchestrators.

The new release offers several key new features. The optional Windows Provisioning Module enables the deployment of Microsoft® Windows Server 2008 and Windows® 7 systems using the same graphical or programmatic interfaces used to provision all current releases of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Ubuntu, CentOS, Debian, Fedora, OpenSUSE and SLES as well as legacy Windows operating systems. The new online self-help and knowledge base provides customers with unprecedented self-support ability.

LinMin™ Bare Metal Provisioning Accelerates Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Adoption in Data Centers

LinMin Endorses the Long Term Support Edition of Ubuntu Server with the Five Year Support Life Cycle Required by Enterprise and Service Provider Data Centers

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - April 27, 2010

LinMin, maker of award-winning IT automation software LinMin Bare Metal Provisioning™, today announced its support for the provisioning and imaging of systems running Ubuntu 10.04 Long Term Support (LTS) Edition, released by Canonical every two years.

LinMin supports the deployment and imaging of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on servers, blades, PCs, Virtual Machines and other form factor devices. LinMin’s functionality in servicing Ubuntu systems can be integrated into IT applications such as control panels and orchestration engines as well as invoked remotely with a browser.

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, as well as support for the provisioning of Debian systems.

LinMin™ Bare Metal Provisioning 5.4 adds Turbo-Imaging™ and Hosting, Cloud Data Center Enhancements

Hosting, Cloud and Corporate Data Center Customers Drive Extensive List of Server Provisioning Enhancements

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - May 20, 2009

LinMin, maker of award-winning LinMin Bare Metal Provisioning™, today unveiled Release 5.4, featuring "Turbo-Imaging," a high-performance disk imaging subsystem for disaster recovery, new operating system media management, updated Linux® and Windows® Server provisioning, extensive logging and numerous other features requested by corporate, cloud and hosting company data center managers.

LinMin™ Introduces Bare Metal Provisioning 5.3 with One-Click Provisioning Role Creation and Support for the latest Linux Releases from Red Hat, Novell, Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSUSE and CentOS

LinMin's Average Price of under $10 per System Fuels Growing LinMin Acceptance in Enterprise, Hosting and Cloud Computing Data Centers Impacted by Shrinking IT Budgets in Economic Downturn

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - January 7, 2009

LinMin, provider of award-winning LinMin Bare Metal Provisioning™, today unveiled Release 5.3, featuring an enhanced user interface that makes it even easier for first time users to remotely install Linux and Windows on servers, blades, workstations and virtual machines within minutes of downloading the product. LinMin 5.3 also includes provisioning support for recently released or soon to be released Linux distributions including 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Red Hat® Enterprise Linux 5.3, Novell® SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 and 10 SP3, Ubuntu® 8.10, Fedora 10, OpenSUSE® 11.1 and CentOS 5.3, as well as 64-bit versions of Windows® Server 2003. The combination of breadth of platform support, ease of use and affordability all contribute to LinMin's adoption in companies from AT&T and Kodak to small and midsized hosting companies.

LinMin™ Bare Metal Provisioning Is Now Intel®-Certified

LinMin Bare Metal Provisioning Passes Rigorous Software Security and Intel Hardware Compatibility Testing to Become Part of the Intel® Certified Solutions Program

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - August 20, 2008

LinMin, provider of the award-winning LinMin Bare Metal Provisioning solution, today announced that it has become Intel-Certified after having been validated for software security, interoperability, and Intel® multi-core processor compatibility. Certification means that LinMin customers who deploy, host or repurpose systems running Microsoft Windows® or open source operating systems such as Red Hat®, Novell®, Ubuntu®, CentOS, Fedora or Asianux are buying and using a solution they can be extremely confident in.

LinMin™ Bare Metal Provisioning 5.2 Enables any Open Source or Proprietary Application to Provision Linux and Windows Systems From Bare Metal

LinMin Application Programming Interface (API) Adds Bare Metal Provisioning Capabilities to any existing Monitoring, Hosting, System, Cloud Computing, SaaS or other IT management Software

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - August 12, 2008

LinMin, provider of the award-winning LinMin Bare Metal Provisioning solution, today unveiled Release 5.2, featuring a new Application Programming Interface (API), single-command installation, numerous feature enhancements and support for the provisioning and imaging of additional platforms. The API is designed to allow customers and partners to integrate LinMin Bare Metal Provisioning into environments that presently cannot do bare metal provisioning of Microsoft Windows®, Red Hat®, Novell®, Ubuntu®, CentOS, Fedora or Asianux on physical systems or virtual machines.

LinMin™ Bare Metal Provisioning 5.1 Helps IT Reduce Energy and Labor Costs with "Fire and Forget" Provisioning

LinMin Simplifies the Unattended Deployment of Systems and Virtual Machines on New Platforms, adds "Green" Features and Innovative Provisioning Business Rules

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - May 14, 2008

LinMin, provider of the most cost-effective bare metal system provisioning solution available, announced significant enhancements to its popular LinMin Bare Metal Provisioning (LBMP). LBMP 5.1 includes new features to help customers reduce energy consumption and contain labor costs. With new platforms added, LBMP now supports over 50 different versions and architectures of Red Hat®, Novell®, Ubuntu®, Fedora, CentOS and Asianux® Linux®, and the most popular versions of Microsoft® Windows®.

LinMin™ Introduces Bare Metal Provisioning 5.0 for Linux® Systems and Virtual Machines

LinMin Bare Metal Provisioning Transforms Generic Servers into Affordable Provisioning and Imaging Appliances for Physical and Virtual Systems

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - March 11, 2008

LinMin, a systems management software provider in stealth mode for the past several months, today announced the availability of its first product, LinMin Bare Metal Provisioning (LBMP). LBMP can remotely provision (natively install and configure Linux and customer-specified applications) as well as image (snapshot and rollback entire systems for disaster recovery and clone systems for mass deployment) servers, blades, PCs, appliances and virtual machines. LBMP enables systems to be rapidly deployed, repurposed and recovered. LinMin delivered the successful Beta version of the product to customers several weeks ago.