Gartner News: Platform Computing, InMage, INETCO

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Here’s our review of noteworthy links for the data center industry for December 5th:

Platform Computing Simplifies Private Clouds on PaaS – Platform Computing, the leader in cluster, grid and cloud management software, today launched Platform ISF 3.0, the latest release of its award-winning software for building private and hybrid clouds. Designed to dramatically improve customer productivity when deploying and managing application services, the new version includes the Platform Cloud Application Designer, which allows customers to create reusable templates for deploying business applications in the cloud. The product also includes a completely redesigned user interface (UI), automated capabilities for application and service-level management, Intel Trusted Execution Technology (TXT) support and a self-service portal aimed at easing cloud administration for IT and line of business managers. Unique to the industry, the Platform Cloud Application Designer enables application service deployment and cloud lifecycle management across multiple application tiers and clusters. The new product is being demonstrated this week at the Gartner Data Center Conference in Las Vegas.

InMage Announces vContinuum 3.0 – InMage Systems, a software vendor of disk-based, business application recovery solutions and cloud computing solutions, today announced vContinuum 3.0 at the Gartner Data Center Conference 2011. vContinuum 3.0, the latest version of InMage’s backup and replication software for VMware ESX/vSphere environments, offers new features and enhancements that protect virtual machines. vContinuum is tightly integrated with VMware vCenter to discover, protect and recover at the vCenter level. This significantly shortens deployment times, simplifies management and enhances security.

INETCO Introduces Insight 5 – INETCO Systems Ltd., a leading provider of transaction-level monitoring solutions for the payment processing industry, today announced its entry into the mainstream application performance monitoring (APM) space with the release of INETCO Insight 5. INETCO Insight 5 can eliminate transaction blind spots across on-premise, third party, virtual and cloud-based applications – without agents, code changes, or transaction tagging.”Transaction profiling is a powerful dimension of application performance monitoring, but it hasn’t always been the easiest technology to deploy and configure due to its overhead and complexity when dealing with multi-tiered applications,” says Jonah Kowall, Research Director at Gartner Inc. and co-author of the Application Performance Monitoring (APM) Magic Quadrant. “A no-touch, network-based transaction profiling approach overcomes some of these barriers, making transaction performance more easily accessible to a broader base of organizations.” From press release.

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