HP has made it easier to manage Linux blades with the release of Control Tower. It acquired the technology last year when it bout RLX.
The software works in conjunction with HP Systems Insight Manager to provide customers with simplified lifecycle management of blade servers running Linux by using familiar open-source tools.
The Control Tower software offers powerful deployment and monitoring capabilities and is set up in less than 30 minutes, says the company.
“With our acquisition of RLX last year, HP continues to expand its enterprise management offerings for customers,” said Tony Parkinson, VP and General Manager, Industry Standard Servers, Technology Solutions Group, HP Asia Pacific. “HP Control Tower allows customers to deploy and manage blades in a Linux-centric environment quicker and with greater ease than any other solution in the marketplace”.
HP Control Tower is available as a standalone product and can co-exist with HP Systems Insight Manager, which ships with all HP server and storage systems. Insight Manager addresses mixed platform and operating system environments, while HP Control Tower is an HP BladeSystem-specific and Linux-optimised management and deployment solution.
HP Control Tower is expected to be available in May.
More information on HP Control Tower is available at www.hp.com/go/controltower.