SOURCE: Invirtus Corporation

November 15, 2005 08:00 ET

Invirtus Solution Creates Smaller, Faster Virtual Machines

Optimization Tool Will Ease Distribution, Save Users Time and Money

ATLANTA, GA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 15, 2005 -- Invirtus Corporation, developer of software that makes virtual machines more accessible to more people, announced today the release of VMOptimizer™ 2.0. VM Optimizer simplifies the management and distribution of virtual machines by reducing their size by up to 80%.

"Until now, the rapid adoption of virtual machine technology has been dependent on platform maturity, the ease of manipulation and manageability of VMs themselves," explained Tom Edwards, president of Invirtus Corporation. "And while the compaction tools built in to today's platforms may decrease the size of virtual machines somewhat, VM Optimizer is the first tool of its kind to give users what they really want -- a significant enough reduction in the size of VMs to make them truly portable and break previous sharing barriers."

"VM Optimizer provided a much smaller image than off the shelf compaction tools," explained Jeffrey Weinstein of healthcare software provider MedManagement. "Now we'll be able to place multiple VMs onto a single DVD where previously we were unable to place one."

VM Optimizer is a Windows-based application that runs inside of a Virtual Machine and optimizes virtual machines running on VMware® Workstation™, VMware GSX Server™, Microsoft® Virtual PC™, and Microsoft Virtual Server™.

"Built-in compaction doesn't provide near the results to make compacting worth while," explained Todd Carlson, a Windows Engineer with the H.B. Fuller Company. "With VM Optimizer I was able to reduce a 23GB image down to just 7GB. Getting smaller images will save my team a lot of time."

"An 80% reduction in the size of a virtual machine will allow users to store multiple VMs onto a single DVD and enable new collaboration scenarios which, until now, have been nearly impossible," continued Edwards. "With VM Optimizer, users are now able to easily transmit VMs across their network and the Internet."

About Invirtus

Invirtus Corporation develops tools that today's businesses need to help minimize the size and the problems associated with distributing virtual machine technology. By making virtual machines more manageable, Invirtus is greatly increasing the attractiveness of virtual machine technology. With more than three million users worldwide, virtual machine technology is expected to continue its rapid rate of adoption as companies demand more efficient ways to invest their IT budgets. For more information: or call 770.814.4401.

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