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rPath Expands to Datacenter Automation

Nov 30, 2009, 22:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"Back in 2006, rPath jumpstarted the market for Linux appliance development, where the operating system and applications are built together for easier software deployment and management. As it turns out, the process and technology of maintaining an up-to-date appliance is a good basis on which to build a business around keeping software up to date in enterprise datacenters, an activity known as datacenter automation.

"Today rPath is announcing its automation solution, which provides users with the ability to create an image of their operations including operating systems, software and configuration and then maintain that image. The solution is not open source, though it leverage key open source technology that rPath first introduced in 2006."

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