SOURCE: Reflex Systems, Inc.

Reflex Systems, Inc.

December 01, 2009 09:30 ET

Solvay Group Selects Reflex Systems to Manage, Secure Virtual Environment

Uses Reflex VMC to Manage Server Consolidation, Reduce Costs and Centrally Control More Than 500 Virtual Machines Worldwide

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - December 1, 2009) - Reflex Systems, the pioneer in virtualization management, security and compliance, today announced that The Solvay Group has implemented Reflex VMC (Virtualization Management Center) to manage more than 50 servers with 500 VMware-based virtual machines running in nine datacenters throughout Europe and the U.S. Solvay has significantly consolidated its physical servers, reduced costs, and gained complete visibility into all global virtual machines and hosts across multiple sites from a single console.

"The number of VMs we had implemented began to outgrow our tools' ability to manage them efficiently. We needed a cutting-edge solution to centrally manage our entire virtual environment from a single pane of glass," said Bruce McMillan, Manager of Emerging Technologies at Solvay, an international chemical, plastics and pharmaceutical organization with 2008 sales approaching 14 billion USD. "Reflex VMC has been become the cornerstone of our virtual infrastructure management. Not only does it enable one-stop-shop management, it allows us to put in place the corporate-wide standards that are critical to our success."

"Solvay is a technology savvy organization that clearly recognizes the importance of using a comprehensive management and security solution to enhance its virtual infrastructure," said Pete Privateer, President and CEO of Reflex Systems. "We're extremely pleased that Solvay selected Reflex and is realizing such great benefits."

The award-winning Reflex VMC solution enables next-generation datacenters to enforce IT policies, ensure compliance with government mandates, and manage and protect virtual servers, desktops, and networks across multiple platforms. The benefits Solvay has gained from using Reflex VMC include:

--  Total visibility across multiple, distributed sites:  Using Reflex
    VMC, all of Solvay's 50 physical server hosts and 500 virtual machines can
    be viewed, monitored and managed at one time. This enables Solvay to assess
    the current implementation and plan for expansion so that new virtual
    machines can be logically added without impacting datacenter service
--  Consolidated servers and reduced costs: Leveraging Reflex, Solvay has
    reduced the physical host servers in each office.  For example, its Atlanta
    office cut the number of physical servers from 10-to-5, which run
    approximately 150 virtual machines.   Other offices have realized a 12-to-1
    consolidation.  These high consolidation ratios have also helped to lower
    datacenter cooling and electrical costs.
--  Improved security: According to McMillan, "The Reflex VMC security
    features are robust and enable us to monitor network activity within our
    virtual infrastructure that you normally don't see.  The IPS lets us see a
    lot of traffic that we did not know was there before.  It gives us the
    opportunity to know what is going on.  If you are running VMs without
    Reflex VMC you are blind to this activity."

McMillan added, "With the management, security and compliance that Reflex VMC offers, combined with the stability of today's virtualization platform from VMware, there is nothing I wouldn't virtualize."

About Solvay Group

Solvay is an international chemical and pharmaceutical Group with headquarters in Brussels. Its companies employ more than 29,000 people in 50 countries. In 2008, its consolidated sales amounted to EUR 9.5 billion, generated by its three sectors of activity: Chemicals, Plastics and Pharmaceuticals. Solvay is listed on the NYSE Euronext stock exchange n Brussels. Details are available at

About Reflex

Reflex Systems is the industry leader in virtualization management, security and compliance. Reflex VMC (Virtualization Management Center) integrates security, compliance, audit and management of the virtual environment by providing visibility, correlation, control and automation through a single pane of glass. Purpose-built on a strong security foundation, VMC provides the essential tools needed to enforce dynamic infrastructure policy in virtualized data centers and in private/public cloud. Reflex VMC provides infrastructure discovery and visualization, timeline-based management, application/services discovery, network security, performance, lifecycle management and dynamic policy enforcement. Reflex Systems is based in Atlanta, Georgia and is privately held. For more information, including a trial download of Reflex VMC, visit Follow Reflex at and The vCurve Blog:

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