San-Jose based nSolutions today launched its change and configuration management offering, Network Ontology and Virtualization Appliance (aka NOVA) at Interop 2008. NOVA is a highly scalable, change and configuration management appliance that “auto-discovers infrastructure resource configurations, builds a real-time repository of physical, logical and virtual resources, correlates the interdependencies and controls the changes to ensure continuous operational and security compliance”.
NOVA is essentially a product line of plug-and-play appliances that manages change in global heterogeneous infrastructures through automation and control. The real-time NOVA Repository maintains a virtual construct of the auto-discovered configurations and the interdependencies among the components of the core and the applications infrastructures.
From the press release:
NOVA plug and play appliances have several unique advantages that make them highly cost effective for enterprise customers:
- Unprecedented visibility into infrastructure resources through auto configuration discovery, based on industry standards.
- NOVA’s repository is an operational Configuration Management Data Base (CMDB) that maintains real-time information and exchanges configuration data with a federation of CMDBs.
- An innovative approach to Change Impact Analytics enables operational decisions for managing change from a services perspective.
NOVA is currently shipping with pricing starting at U.S. $20,000.