SCO OpenServer 5.0.7V for VMware is part of its line of virtualized versions of its family of UNIX operating systems. With the OpenServer 5.0.7V Virtual Appliance, current OpenServer 5.0.7 customers will be able to take full advantage of the benefits of running their applications in a virtualized environment with full support from SCO.
The OpenServer 5.0.7V Virtual Appliance is a VMware ready image of OSR507 which can be easily installed on a VMware ESX Server 3.5, VMware Workstation 6.5.2 for Windows or VMware ESXi 3.5 system.
With OpenServer 5.0.7V, customers will be able to capitalize on the benefits of virtualization. Virtualization allows multiple operating systems to run side-by-side as peers on the same hardware server. This provides a hardware cost savings and efficiency for IT departments. With OpenServer 5.0.7V, customers can take advantage of the full range of modern hardware support provided by the VMware virtualization layer while continuing to run their current applications.
For customers, virtualization essentially lets one computer do the job of multiple computers by sharing the resources of a single computer across multiple environments. Virtual servers and virtual desktops let customers host multiple operating systems and multiple applications both locally and in remote locations, freeing them from physical and geographical limitations. The result is that in addition to energy savings and lower capital expenditures due to more efficient use of hardware resources, customers obtain high availability of resources, better desktop management, increased security, and improved disaster recovery processes.
If you are like many SCO UNIX customers, you have invested significant time and money in developing proprietary OpenServer 5.x applications. With OpenServer 5.0.7V, your investment is protected and is given new life by opening up new and modern hardware solutions. With the virtualized version, the life cycle of your investment is extended without any costs associated with migration or re-writes.
Stop buying servers
Take advantage of your current server investment by running multiple virtual machines to better utilize any spare memory or idle CPUs. With OpenServer 5.0.7V, a UNIX virtualization strategy enables administrators to reduce the number of servers, hardware devices and data centers, which not only downsize the infrastructure and maintenance costs, but also reduce power consumption.
Power of OpenServer meets the power of virtualization
OpenServer 5.0.7V is released as a Virtual Appliance image that can be easily imported onto VMware ESX 3.5, VMware ESXi 3.5 and VMware Workstation 6.5.2 for Windows platforms. Importation of the Virtual Appliance usually takes between 10 and 60 minutes to complete, depending on configuration, and configuration of the imported Virtual Appliance takes a further 5-10 minutes. After that, the system behaves just like a natively-installed OpenServer 5.0.7 system with all the latest maintenance installed. For convenience, many of the VMware tools have been included to improve integration between SCO OpenServer 5.0.7V and the host VMware system.
A true OpenServer 5.0.7 Virtual Appliance
Using SCO OpenServer 5.0.7 as a base, SCO has built an optimized Virtual Appliance for VMware. This Virtual Appliance uses a subset of existing and updated device drivers that provide optimal performance in a virtual environment. The implementation of OpenServer 5.0.7V as a Virtual Appliance means that you can easily have a Virtual Machine imported and configured within an hour. Coupled with this, the implementation of a subscription model for licensing provides a recurring revenue model for SCO partners.
Affordable total cost of ownershipProduct Highlights
SCO OpenServer is a system you're familiar with. That means no retraining or relearning a foreign system in order to keep up with technology advancements. And SCO OpenServer stays up and running reliably month after month so your maintenance costs can be kept at a minimum. What's more, SCO OpenServer is easy for you to maintain and support. In short, SCO OpenServer has all the attributes of a rock solid, dependable operating system platform.
- Drivers pre-configured for best performance
- Easy to follow configuration screens to set up or reconfigure the system
- VMware tools installed and configured
- Ability to run OpenServer 5.0.7 applications on VMware-supported hardware as long as a valid license is on the system
- Familiar SCO UNIX environment with the power of hardware and application improvements
- Reduced infrastructure costs - maximize current hardware investment
- Streamlined application deployment and maintenance
- Avoids the high cost of building and migrating to new application implementations
- Takes advantage of server consolidation
- Simplified IT management
- Reduced IT complexity