PlateSpin Announces Availability of the World’s First Rentable
Software for Server Consolidation and Virtualization starting at $1
per Server per Day PlateSpin introduces an innovative usage-based
pricing model for its PowerRecon and PowerConvert products

TORONTO, ON — September 7, 2006 — PlateSpin today announced the
availability of PowerStore, an online initiative which will give
SMB/SME and department-level users of large organizations easier
access to PlateSpin’s server consolidation and virtualization
software products. PowerStore gives data center users the convenience
to rent PlateSpin PowerRecon and PowerConvert directly from the
PlateSpin website or through participating PlateSpin partner websites
via any major credit card.

“The introduction of the PowerStore and our aggressive pricing
strategy creates an easy entry point for many companies that have
invested in virtualization,” said Stephen Pollack, PlateSpin CEO. “We
have also set up an online purchasing infrastructure that our
reseller network can deploy on their own sites so they can quickly
and inexpensively generate qualified leads and close deals.”

“Usage-based pricing is an innovative pricing structure which will be
embraced by data centers,” said Bob Gill, Chief Research Officer of
TheInfoPro. “By providing pricing structures that do not depend on
CPU power or static allocation of physical boxes, solutions such as
PlateSpin’s are paving the way to cost structures that are more
equitable and affordable.”

About PlateSpin PowerRecon
PlateSpin PowerRecon is agentless software that measures, analyses
and determines the optimal fit between server resource supply and
workload demand. By remotely capturing server resource capacity and
workload demand statistics, PlateSpin PowerRecon ensures that the
right server infrastructure has been matched to the right application
workload to maximize performance, while minimizing hardware cost.
PlateSpin PowerRecon comes in three packages: inventory, monitoring,
and planning.

About PlateSpin PowerConvert
PlateSpin PowerConvert allows users to stream servers between
physical servers, blade infrastructures, virtual machines, and image
archives over the network. PlateSpin’s PowerConvert is the first and
only technology that decouples data, applications and operating
systems from servers, re-configures and optimizes resources, and
automatically streams them to any physical or virtual platform.

“The new PlateSpin PowerStore program provides a convenient, online
purchasing point where customers can quickly obtain and evaluate
PlateSpin products. As a PlateSpin partner this means we can get more
products into more customers’ hands, thereby accelerating our up-sell
opportunities, said Joe DaSilva, Managing Partner, IT4ce Inc. “We’re
looking forward to using PlateSpin’s PowerStore program.”

Pricing and Availability
PlateSpin PowerRecon comes in three packages: inventory, monitoring,
and planning. The inventory version agentlessly gathers software and
hardware inventory from x86 machines running Windows and Linux free
of charge. The monitoring option adds workload utilization collection
for $1 per server per day (until November 30, 2006), and the planning
option automatically creates consolidation plans based on collected
data for $2 per server per day.

PlateSpin PowerConvert is also available for rent in the PlateSpin
PowerStore for $280 per conversion. When used in conjunction with
PowerRecon, users can create complete consolidation plans and
automatically load jobs into PowerConvert for the migration phase of
their consolidation project. PowerConvert is available for purchase
from PlateSpin partners and in limited quantities from the PlateSpin
PowerStore with any major credit card.

To rent PowerRecon or PowerConvert now, visit Alternate pricing and packaging is
available from any PlateSpin Authorized Reseller listed at

About PlateSpin
PlateSpin provides the most advanced data center automation software
designed to optimize the use of server resources across the
enterprise to improve business service levels and lower costs.
PlateSpin OS Portability technology (patent pending) liberates
software from hardware platforms allowing servers to be streamed over
the enterprise network from any source to any destination, ensuring
best fit between server resource supply and application workload

Global 2000 companies use PlateSpin solutions to lower costs and
solve today’s most pressing data center initiatives such as server
consolidation, disaster recovery, hardware migration and test lab
automation. Winner of the 2005 International Business Award for Best
New Company, PlateSpin was also named the fourth fastest growing IT
company in Canada by Branham Group, and as one of the top five Movers
and Shakers in the Canadian IT Sector for 2006. For more information
please visit