Levanta Software Aids PC Server Management
Levanta rolls out its namesake server management software, a platform that targets servers powered by Intel or AMD processors and running Linux.Levanta Inc. is bringing its mainframe server management expertise into the Intel space. The San Francisco company, formerly known as Linuxcare Inc., on Monday unveiled Levanta Release 3 for PC Servers, a platform designed to help enterprises manage their scale-out data centers. Levanta rolled out the first version of its software, Levanta for zSeries, targeted at IBMs mainframe systems in 2002. The latest version is targeting servers powered by Intel Corp. or Advanced Micro Devices Inc. processors and running Linux, said CEO Akmal Khan.
The goal is to ease the complexity and management issues inherent in a scale-out environment, Khan said. Making the move from a scale-up architecture "brings a lot of management complexity and risk with it. Youve reduced the cost by bringing in standard hardware and software, but now you have to manage thousands of [servers]," he said.