September 15, 2008 09:30 ET

VIRTERA Debuts With Comprehensive Suite of Consulting Services Proven to Maximize ROI on Virtualization Technology Investments

VIRTERA Unveils a Unique Vendor-Neutral Methodology Enabling Enterprise & Mid-Enterprise Organizations to Adopt Virtualization Infrastructure Quickly and Effectively

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - September 15, 2008) - VIRTERA, (formerly CRI Technologies, Inc.) a leading virtualization professional services and consulting firm that specializes in maximizing virtualization Return on Investment (ROI), today announced its official company launch, along with the introduction of a comprehensive suite of virtualization-specific, professional and consulting services. VIRTERA's new vSpectrum(SM) methodology uniquely ensures enterprise and mid-enterprise organizations successful and rapid adoption of multi-vendor virtualization technologies while enabling them to fully optimize the return on their IT investments.

"Enterprise organizations are quickly moving to virtualization technologies for many reasons, including improved operational efficiencies and lower cost structures," said Jim Metzler, principal analyst at Ashton, Metzler and Associates. "Almost every virtualization environment consists of a variety of vendor software products which is why VIRTERA's multi-vendor expertise is such a big differentiator."

VIRTERA is currently delivering its virtualization professional and consulting services to organizations and partners nationwide including CooperVision, Open Solutions and Avidia Bank. The company's vSpectrum consulting methodology is based on a repeatable and proven process designed to help clients quickly adopt and realize the benefits of virtualization. VIRTERA's consulting services are designed to solve many of today's most complex business challenges, including:

--  Green IT & Consolidation
--  Accelerated Application Deployment
--  Data Center Optimization
--  Remote Office Optimization
--  Security & Compliance
--  Desktop Optimization
--  Disaster Recovery & Risk Mitigation

Steve Baxter, IT director for CooperVision, one of the largest contact lens manufacturers in the world, relied on VIRTERA for their year-long data optimization project in 2007.

"With VIRTERA operating as a trusted third-party consulting partner, our virtualization deployments went smoothly and we were able to quickly recognize a solid return on our IT investment. Our expected cost savings should exceed $1M over the next three years, including $250,000 in maintenance and Total Cost-of-Ownership (TCO)."

"The virtualization landscape is changing rapidly and decisions regarding the selection, planning, design, deployment and management of new multi-vendor technologies will have a significant impact on an organization's business efficiencies and bottom line," said Howard Pavony, CEO of VIRTERA. "VIRTERA has assembled a world-class team of IT professionals with extensive experience and skills in all virtualization technologies. Our knowledge-base has allowed us to develop a unique methodology that tightly aligns business processes with virtualization technology initiatives -- enabling organizations to realize the transformative promise of virtualization without unnecessary expense, lost time and business disruptions."


VIRTERA is a vendor agnostic, independent Information Technology (IT) professional services and consulting firm delivering virtualization technology solutions and services to companies nationwide. VIRTERA's proven vSpectrum consulting methodology uniquely ensures successful and rapid adoption of virtualization technologies while delivering an optimum return on organizations' IT investments. VIRTERA's team of certified solution architects and consultants develop, deploy and manage Virtual Infrastructure (VI) solutions designed to solve today's most challenging IT issues while its industry-unique Strategy group tests and analyzes virtualization trends across the entire virtual ecosystem. VIRTERA was founded in 2007 and is located in New York, NY. For more information, visit

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