Private cloud starter kit from Platform

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Platform logoYesterday Platform Computing announced the launch of the Platform ISF Starter Pack, “an out-of-the-box, end-to-end software product and services offering for companies to quickly set up a private cloud.”

Platform ISF was introduced in 2009; the Starter Pack is aimed at letting small groups get their feet wet without investing in a substantial deployment.

For only US$4,995, the Platform ISF Starter Pack includes a one-year Platform ISF license for 10 sockets, consulting, training and support.

…“Organizations have plenty of toolkits to choose from as they evaluate private cloud, but they require multiple tools that users must string together themselves,” said James Pang, Vice President Product Management, Platform Computing. “What’s more, these toolkits can cost $50,000 or more, and require 30-plus days of onsite consulting to build and customize an evaluation environment. We wanted to provide a cheap and easy way for users to get up and running quickly with a single product. The Platform ISF Starter Pack is an ideal entry into private cloud computing for organizations that want to first demonstrate the value of private cloud to their organizations without making a large upfront time or resource investment.”

The Starter Pack also includes training and consultation to get you going.

Unrelated: I really like Platform’s spiffy logo.