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April 28, 2009 08:00 ET

Channel Partners Embrace Vyatta's Network Virtualization

Virtual Routing and Security Completes Virtualization Solution Set for VARs and Consultants

BELMONT, CA--(Marketwire - April 28, 2009) - Vyatta, the leader in open networking and network virtualization, today announced continued momentum among its channel partners, who have embraced the company's award-winning routing and security software as the best possible foundation for their customers' virtualization strategies. Most companies today use virtualization only for their applications. Vyatta, however, makes it possible to virtualize the entire infrastructure associated with a given application, including network components.

Michael Kobar, CTO at Lymeware, a systems integrator implementing a virtualization project for a major Fortune 500 client, says, "In migrating my client's data center to VMware ESX to consolidate server resources, we found that including Vyatta routing, firewalling, and port forwarding made for a much more secure environment. We needed much more than the simple virtual switching functionality included in VMware and Vyatta offered us that solution. Running Vyatta inside the virtual environment allowed us to manage and secure traffic between the hardware DMZ and the virtualized applications, ensuring that data was secure and performance wasn't affected."

Quatro, a Vyatta channel partner in the Philadelphia area, has standardized on Vyatta routing and firewalling as part of the virtualized infrastructure at the core of its data center managed services. Quatro also offers customers a virtualized "office-in-a-box" server with the Vyatta router and firewall as one its main components.

"We built our mission-critical managed services operation on a virtual infrastructure, employing Vyatta as the routing and security solution," said Jim Chebin, CEO of Quatro Systems Inc. "We now offer our customers the same Vyatta solutions, so they too can consolidate their infrastructures and eliminate unnecessary hardware. Vyatta gives us an affordable way to securely connect our customers to their managed IT environment with the unique option to deploy in virtual or physical infrastructures."

As the only complete networking solution optimized for Xen and VMware environments, Vyatta offers its partners and customers distinct benefits compared to proprietary networking solutions. Running on standard x86 hardware, Vyatta delivers a full set of networking features that allow customers to connect, protect, virtualize, and optimize their networks, thus improving performance, reducing costs, and increasing manageability and flexibility. Vyatta has been deployed by hundreds of customers worldwide in both virtual and non-virtual environments.

"Virtualization is a fundamental building-block for the next generation of IT infrastructure," said Kelly Herrell, CEO of Vyatta. "The problem is, most virtualization solutions focus solely on server and storage and leave the network out in the cold. Vyatta provides a virtualized network operating system that gives customers and partners the most complete routing, security, and traffic management solution available in a virtual environment. Further, because Vyatta also runs on physical hardware appliances, customers and partners aren't forced to use one solution in the physical world and yet another solution in the virtual world. Vyatta delivers to both environments equally well."

About Vyatta

Vyatta builds commercially supported, open-source networking solutions that provide an alternative to over-priced, inflexible products from proprietary vendors. Our customers are smarter, better looking, and drive much nicer cars than purchasers of big-name products. Vyatta customers know that Vyatta's Linux-based router, firewall and VPN software gives them a level of control unavailable from proprietary solutions. Vyatta customers are thought leaders who recognize the benefits of flexible deployment options -- x86 hardware, blade servers, virtualization -- of freedom to integrate applications of their choice, and of the economic and performance advantages of commodity hardware and components. For more info, visit http://www.vyatta.com.

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