Configuring Infrastructure Goal of Startup Terraspring
While industry tools like IBM's Tivoli products and HP's OpenView are good at managing networks and resources, they don't actually configure infrastructure on an IT staffers' behalf. Such is the role of Terraspring Inc.While industry tools like IBMs Tivoli products and Hewlett-Packard Co.s OpenView are good at managing networks and resources, they dont actually configure infrastructure on an IT staffers behalf. Such is the role of Terraspring Inc., a Freemont, Calif., startup launching its first product next month. Terraspring 1.0, debuting Nov. 20, will do more than just manage server farms, said Tom Markson, co-founder and chief architect. The product will actually take a generic network setup and configure it in the most efficient manner, he said. Moreover, he said, in the next version, due next summer or fall, the product will be able to manage itself, making network or device adjustments as usage changes.
The new product can also manage security needs, Markson said. He and the companys other two founders all are former Sun Microsystems Inc. employees and worked on security issues, he said.