SOURCE: Virtual Iron

November 24, 2008 10:23 ET

Virtual Iron Software Plans Pan India Footprint With iValue InfoSolutions

The Company Will Provide Optimized Delivery Models for All Virtual Iron's Solutions Along With Complete Orientation and Empowerment Programs for Channel Partners on Enterprise-Class Virtualization and Management

BENGALURU--(Marketwire - November 24, 2008) - Virtual Iron Software (www.virtualiron.com), a provider of enterprise-class server virtualization and virtual infrastructure management software, today announced its partnership with iValue InfoSolutions (www.ivalue.co.in), a technology enabler with a registered channel base of 400+ partners and 4000+ end-customers.

Virtual Iron will leverage iValue's competency of building scalable and optimized delivery models based on Solution Life Cycle stages for its solutions in India & SAARC. iValue's comprehensive customer profiling based on Customer Life Cycle adoption methodology will provide a quick jump start framework for instant success of Virtual Iron's solutions in the region.

The agreement immediately makes Virtual Iron's solutions available to a highly qualified group of channel partners carefully chosen by iValue based on their relevancy for the vertical, geography and customer needs.

Leveraging the strengths of a highly qualified and passionate team with more than 200+ man years of combined domain experience and a stellar record of delivering high-performance, customized solutions -- iValue combines a high-touch, consultative sales approach with extensive technical expertise and broad product knowledge to help channel partners capitalize on the demand for mid-market and enterprise-level server, storage and software solutions. Along with providing a consultative solution selling approach and targeting and recruiting qualified channel partners, iValue offers full scale channel orientation and empowerment programs that focus on the latest enterprise server, storage and other data center infrastructure solutions.

"With an impressive record of providing production-ready server virtualization and management at a reduced cost and complexity, Virtual Iron and its partners will drive the mainstream adoption of this technology in India," said Craig Stockdale, Managing Director in Asia Pacific Region for Virtual Iron. "iValue InfoSolutions has a very strong presence across India and SAARC and its Services Division brings deep expertise in virtualization and IT infrastructure management."

"Server virtualization enables our channel partners to present end-customers with a compelling solution that can cut costs and streamline many data center operations," said Sriram S, CEO of iValue InfoSolutions. "The addition of Virtual Iron strengthens our server virtualization software offering and provides our channel partners greater flexibility when developing the latest data center solutions creating a win-win situation."

The server virtualization market is growing at 60% per year according to IDC, but user adoption, only at 3-5% today, has been hindered by the high price and complexity of previously available commercial solutions. Virtual Iron addresses this gap by providing customer-proven, enterprise class virtualization and management capabilities at a fraction of the cost. The platform combines an industry-standard hypervisor with advanced virtualization services, policy-based management and transparent workload migration capabilities. The software also takes full advantage of new hardware-assisted virtualization (Intel VT and AMD-V) on servers to deliver near native performance. Unlike other virtualization solutions, Virtual Iron requires no installation or management of software on physical servers, further simplifying deployment and data center operations.

Virtual Iron, in partnership with iValue, adopts a 100% channel oriented strategy that maximizes both solution and services opportunities for its partners. This affords channel partners the opportunity to deliver complete solutions to their customers that include servers, SAN, storage, software and professional services.

About iValue InfoSolutions (www.ivalue.co.in)

iValue InfoSolutions is a premium technology enabler in the space of Information Security, Storage and Network Management services space with a registered channel base of 400+ channel partners and 4000+ end-customers. iValue's vision is to achieve stakeholder delight through maximizing value of technology investments. With more than 200+ man years of combined domain experience, a track record of creating largest business in the domain, and a knowledge base that covers geography, demographics, regulatory compliances and culture of the SAARC region, iValue achieves its mission with a unique go to market strategy that aligns cutting technologies and services with customer business needs.

For more information please contact us at hari@ivalue.co.in.

About Virtual Iron Software, Inc.

Virtual Iron provides enterprise-class software for server virtualization and virtual infrastructure management at one-fifth the cost of comparable alternatives. Its solutions enable companies to dramatically reduce the complexity and cost of managing and operating their data center. Virtual Iron delivers advanced virtualization capabilities that leverage industry standards, open source economics and built-in hardware-assisted acceleration. It is available for free download at http://www.virtualiron.com/free. Organizations use Virtual Iron for server consolidation, rapid provisioning, business continuity, capacity management and virtual desktop infrastructure to deliver significant improvements in utilization, manageability and agility. The company is privately held and based in Lowell, Massachusetts with offices in the UK and Australia. For more information, visit http://www.virtualiron.com or email cstockdale@virtualiron.com.

Contact Information

  • Contact:

    Craig Stockdale
    Virtual Iron Software
    +61 418.390354
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    Hari Ankem
    iValue InfoSolutions
    +91 9243016659
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