Redwood City, California – (The Hosting News) – August 18, 2008 – A new Application Programming Interface (API) has been developed by LinMin Bare Metal Provisioning solution, as Release 5.2.
James Karimi, CTO of IPNetZone, a New York-based provider of security, monitoring and hosting services noted, ”IPNetZone has come to rely on LinMin for both the provisioning and imaging of servers in our various co-location sites. LinMin’s new API will enable us to offer even better responsiveness to customer requests for additional and/or differently-configured Linux and Windows servers.”
Featuring single-command installation, the solution includes numerous feature enhancements and support for the provisioning and imaging of additional platforms. The API is designed to allow customers and partners to integrate LinMin Bare Metal Provisioning into environments that presently cannot do bare metal provisioning of Microsoft Windows, Red Hat, Novell, Ubuntu, CentOS, Fedora or Asianux on physical systems or virtual machines.
LinMin customers requested the API for different business reasons but with common objectives: automation, cost reduction, quality and business agility. Web hosting and dedicated server hosting companies want customer signup and billing software to automatically trigger the provisioning of systems with the customer’s choice of operating system and applications. Corporate data center customers need a way to enable their load balancing, monitoring, discovery/availability or systems management software to quickly repurpose available systems. Providers of Cloud Computing environments need to automate the provisioning of the commodity hardware infrastructure layer and its subsequent repurposing for optimized demand elasticity.
Laurent Gharda, CEO and founder of LinMin Corp. remarked, ”Having a best-of-breed provisioning and imaging solution was a great starting point, but being a standalone product didn’t maximize the potential of LinMin Bare Metal Provisioning. Now, with the new LinMin API, customers can optimize IT resources (physical, virtual and human) around business processes, not the other way around.”
LinMin Bare Metal Provisioning 5.2 also introduces a fully automated installation process. With a single command, LinMin detects all networking attributes, then downloads, installs and configures a database, network services and other required software components, and presents to the administrator a fully configured provisioning and imaging server in about 5 minutes. LBMP 5.2 also supports the provisioning of additional platforms, including 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2, Novell SLES10 SP2, CentOS 5.2, Fedora 9 and Ubuntu 8.04.1.
LinMin provides software that remotely provisions and images Linux and Windows on servers, blades, PCs, appliances and virtual machines. LinMin is based in Redwood City, California.
For more information, please visit: www.linmin.com.