LinMin(TM) Introduces LinMin Bare Metal Provisioning 5.0 for Linux(R) Systems and Virtual Machines.LinMin Bare Metal 1. bare metal - New computer hardware, unadorned with such snares and delusions as an operating system, an HLL, or even assembler. Commonly used in the phrase "programming on the bare metal", which refers to the arduous work of bit bashing needed to create these basic tools Provisioning Transforms Generic Servers Into Affordable Provisioning and Imaging Appliances for Physical and Virtual Systems
REDWOOD CITY Redwood City, city (1990 pop. 66,072), seat of San Mateo co., W Calif., on San Francisco Bay; inc. 1868. Manufactures include commmunications, electrical, electronic, and medical equipment. , Calif. -- LinMin, a systems management software provider in stealth mode Taking place in secret. It often refers to the position that startup companies take when developing a product they feel will be very competitive in the marketplace. They swear everyone to secrecy and keep a very low profile until they are ready to launch. for the past several months, today announced the availability of its first product, LinMin Bare Metal Provisioning (LBMP LBMP Locational Based Marginal Pricing
LBMP LinMin Bare Metal Provisioning [TM]). LBMP can remotely provision (natively install and configure Linux and customer-specified applications) as well as image (snapshot and rollback A DBMS feature that reverses the current transaction out of the database, returning the data to its former state. A rollback is performed when processing a transaction fails at some point, and it is necessary to start over. See two-phase commit. 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 A pre-shipping release of hardware or software that has gone through alpha test. A beta version of software is supposed to be very close to the final product, but, in practice, it is more a way of getting users to test the software in the first place under real conditions. of the product to customers several weeks ago.
"I installed LBMP in just a few minutes, and immediately started using it to provision my Linux servers and blades," said Brian McArthur, Regional Director for Advantage Professionals. "LBMP is a great system provisioning and imaging solution that saves me incredible amounts of time while increasing consistency between systems. LBMP paid for itself in less than two weeks."
"LinMin ships a commercial grade product at unheard-of prices. This allows corporate and departmental IT organizations, web hosting Making a Web site available on the Internet. Many ISPs host a few personal Web pages for an individual at no additional cost above the monthly service fee, but the address is subordinate to the ISP; for example, www.friendlyisp.com/pat_smith. and SaaS companies, academic and research institutions, system builders This article's grammar usage needs improvement. Please edit this article in accordance with Wikipedia's . , QA labs and open source professionals with very limited budgets to benefit from advanced IT automation solutions," said Laurent Gharda, CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. and founder of LinMin. "One of the old ways of acquiring IT tools was to spend months defining requirements and evaluating products priced from $10,000 to $200,000, make a business case to the CIO CIO: see American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations.
(Chief Information Officer) The executive officer in charge of information processing in an organization. and then spend weeks or months implementing the solution. The other way was for experts to assemble open source components and customize them to work in a specific environment with considerable IT development and maintenance costs. Now you can simply buy LBMP with a credit card, expense it and become productive the same day, at a fraction of the cost. 'Affordable and simple to use' are the cornerstone principles for LBMP and future LinMin products."
Based on proprietary Linux systems management intellectual property acquired by LinMin, LBMP is the enhanced fifth generation of a provisioning solution used by leading companies for several years. Installation and operation have been dramatically simplified. LBMP also supports all of the most popular versions of Linux. A pre-release edition supporting the provisioning of Windows[R] Server products for mixed Linux/Windows environments is also included in the current shipping product.
"LBMP is complementary to existing commercial and open source systems management solutions that perform patch updating, monitoring, asset management and other necessary functions," added Laurent Gharda. "What has been lacking until now is a low-priced, framework-independent bare metal provisioning solution that co-exists with other systems management tools. LBMP automates the installation and configuration of the operating system operating system (OS)
Software that controls the operation of a computer, directs the input and output of data, keeps track of files, and controls the processing of computer programs. , applications and management agents, then passes control of the newly provisioned or re-purposed system to the customer's existing systems management infrastructure, be it commercially-supplied, open source or entirely manual."
LBMP is available direct through the Internet for purchase and download at www.linmin.com. This direct, no sales force model enables LinMin to price the product at a fraction of competitive products. An annual subscription to LBMP costs $100 for 10 client systems, $400 for 100 client systems and $750 for 250 clients systems. Perpetual licenses are also available.
LinMin provides software that transforms a server into a bare metal provisioning and imaging appliance for Linux and Windows servers See Windows Server 2003, Windows Home Server, Windows 2000 and Windows NT. , blades, PCs, appliances and virtual machines. LinMin Bare Metal Provisioning (LBMP) is the industry's first truly affordable system provisioning solution that can be implemented by IT organizations of any size with very limited budgets, yet its capabilities match or exceed solutions costing fifty times more. By offering its products for sale over the Internet and without having to fund a direct sales force, LinMin can offer outstanding products at very low prices. Led and staffed by experts in systems management, LinMin is based in Redwood City, CA. More information on LinMin can be found at www.linmin.com.
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