Novell announced today the release of and support for an open source project called Baracus that provides a boot and build management system for cloud needs.
The multiplatform cloud management tool is described as a network based boot manager, power controller and provisioning engine for thousands of hosts and virtual machines. It supports most leading operating systems including various Linux distributions, Windows and Solaris as well as most physical and virtualization platforms,
Novell said that Baracus will provide hardware inventory, botting, building, cloning and decommissioning services for servers deployed in the cloud Looks brand new. The project went live on Sunday and was officially announced on Monday.
Novell provides and sponsors the SUSE Linux and openSUSE Linux operating platforms and is also a leading provider of system management tools.