OSLO, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Cfengine, the leading Open Source provider of datacenter automation solutions introduces Cfengine Nova, drawing on 15 years of market feedback and more than a million installations of worldwide experience. Cfengine Nova is best of breed automation solution, bringing multiplatform repair and policy-based compliance to global organizations. Cfengine Nova has been enhanced extensively by user feedback to manage the entire server lifecycle.

CEO Thomas Ryd explains: Organizations are facing fierce budget cuts and increased license costs in datacenters, resulting partly from the tough economic times. Cfengine is one of the most popular datacenter automation solutions in the world today, and Cfengine Nova provides customers with an inexpensive commercial enhancement to accommodate new industry demands.

Several companies have already expressed interest. Senior Systems Engineer Paul Krizak of Advanced Micro Devices says, The IT organization at AMD has been using Cfengine for over 5 years to administer enormous computational clusters in support of our microprocessor development. We look forward to the new and innovative features in Cfengine Nova to further improve our operational efficiency.

Nova was engineered to reduce policy complexity and improve knowledge of organizational processes, says Founder and CTO of Cfengine Mark Burgess, also a Professor at Oslo University College. The next wave of datacenter automation tools has to move away from alarm and event management, as it pushes a huge burden onto humans. This is the only way to cope with the challenges of scale and spiralling costs.

Server maintenance, internal and external compliance (SOX, SAS70, etc.), patching and security are major costs for enterprises. Cfengine's proven solution brings savings and efficiency through simplified provisioning and reduced downtime.

For more information please visit: http://www.cfengine.com/nova

About Cfengine AS

Cfengine AS is a leading innovator of software automation solutions to datacenters. Cfengine manages over a million servers with automated self-repairing solutions that enforce policy based compliance. Our Cfengine end-user community includes over 1500 organizations and is growing daily. It includes organizations both large and small across every industry. For more information, visit http://www.cfengine.com

Media Contact: Thomas Ryd, Cfengine AS, +47-22-95-85-00, contact@cfengine.com