August 3, 2005

NOC Monkey - remote server recovery tool

Comodo Inc writes "Comodo breathe new life into dedicated hosting with NOC Monkey remote server provisioning.

New York 2nd August 2005, Comodo, through their Web Hosting and server automation division PSOFT, announced the long awaited remote server provisioning application, NOC Monkey. The software automates the usually labor intensive task of server provisioning by providing a simple web based interface from which operating systems can be remotely installed, recovered and deployed.

Featuring admin and user level access, the system also enables administrators to change root passwords, run fsck in single user mode, recover hacked servers and custom partition hard disks from the same interface. Furthermore, using a new 'grab/install' system, the software adapts to various OS/hardware configurations by auto detecting new servers.

Comodo see hugely enhanced provisioning speeds for datacenter administrators and web-hosting companies alike. Within a few clicks, servers can be remotely recovered, operating systems installed and root passwords changed - exercises that usually require a physical presence and take time, effort and therefore money to accomplish.

One immediate benefit of this is improved customer response time. The ability to store multiple server profiles and OS configuration images enables web hosts to quickly respond to customer's requirements. Such 'deployment on the fly' represents a massive shortcut compared to installing and configuring a system from scratch.

Cost and time savings generated by basing a datacenter or hosting provisioning around NOC Monkey controlled servers could be passed onto customers to generate a competitive advantage in a decidedly tight business.

Igor Seletskiy, Technical Director, believes NOC Monkey represents a 'quantum leap forward' in datacenter administration.

'Apart from automating serving provisioning, NOC Monkey extends the value proposition that web hosting companies can offer their customers. By enabling the creation of custom partitions web hosts can easily modify server partitions upon request - a service not traditionally offered by web hosts due to it's time consuming nature'

The utility also represents large cost savings over alternative solutions such as remote console or ghosting software.

'We have developed the 'Server Vending machine' - hosts can literally press a button to deploy their flavor of server to answer the demands of the customer. There is now a low cost means for datacenter operators to slash overheads, increase efficiency and provisioning speeds whilst extending functionality and adding to their customer value proposition."

NOC Monkey is available for trial with 5 free server licenses from http://nocmonkey.psoft.net/

Alternatively, contact PSOFT sales on: US Phone: +1.718.928.9912 or UK Phone: +44 (0)161 8747099

About Comodo

Comodo is a leading global provider of trust and assurance services for the Internet - Creating Trust Online™. Executed through a range of Business Infrastructure Solutions differentiated by security and total cost of ownership. Comodo's web hosting automation and infrastructure solutions offer enterprise class digital e-commerce products and services. Leveraging from a broad range of security-centric solutions allows customers' telecommunications networks to become more intelligent, reliable, and secure. Maintaining an intense focus on customers who derive strategic value from their business infrastructures has paved the way for a diverse yet perfectly synergistic portfolio of security focused solutions and services. Comodo is the main driving force behind Establishing Trust™ initiatives for e-Business, curbing Phishing attacks and creating an Identity Assurance and Brand Protection framework.

Expertise with the life cycle management of Digital Certificates and creation of issuance tools enables Comodo to provide infinitely scaleable security deployment to individuals and enterprises alike. Comodo is the world's second largest and fastest growing High Assurance Certification Authority.

Comodo can be reached on (US) +1 800 772 5185 (Europe) +44 (0) 161 874 7070"

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