by CIO Staff


May 05, 20081 min

Connection to Virtualization


Known for its physical-to-virtual conversion tools and workload management tools, PlateSpin continues to win over customers even as some free conversion tools have become available, analysts say. Acquired by Novell in March, 2008.

Why It’s Significant

PlateSpin’s P2V conversion tool, PowerConvert, has remained relevant due to its expanded use models, including disaster recovery staging and virtual-to-physical conversion capabilities, says Burton Group research analyst Chris Wolf. Also, PlateSpin added chargeback reporting to its PowerRecon product, an interesting reporting and management tool, just as many IT groups are trying to figure out how to do chargebacks to business units in the virtualized world.

Key Products

  • PlateSpin Forge server-recovery appliance
  • PowerConvert load-balancing software
  • PowerRecon resource monitor and chargeback software

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