SOURCE: VIRTERA

October 16, 2008 10:00 ET

VIRTERA Delivers 165 Percent Return on Investment for Open Solutions' Virtualization Deployment

Expert Virtualization Professional Services and Consulting Yields New Data Center and Desktop Efficiencies

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 16, 2008) - VIRTERA, a leading virtualization professional services and consulting firm that specializes in maximizing virtualization Return on Investment (ROI), announced today that Open Solutions Inc.®, a provider of integrated technologies for financial services providers, has realized a nine-month, 165 percent return on investment from virtualizing their global data center.

Ryan Marsee, Director of Corporate Networking for Open Solutions, elaborates on his company's decision to create a virtual infrastructure: "Our organization has rapidly grown through acquisition -- actually knitting together 30 companies and associated IT infrastructures -- resulting in our servers regularly exceeding 98 percent of their performance and coolant capacity. We were faced with two decisions: build a new data center, at a substantial cost or, find a qualified consultant to help us with our virtualization strategy." For Ryan, the choice was easy -- virtualize.

Marsee turned to VIRTERA, which specializes in ensuring enterprise organizations' successful and rapid adoption of multi-vendor virtualization technologies, while optimizing the return on their IT investment. Marsee and his team leveraged VIRTERA's unique professional services and consulting methodology, vSpectrum, to streamline the company's virtualization deployment and to ensure their many vendor technologies worked seamlessly together. The process was straightforward:

--  Perform a full IT health check to address and resolve Open Solutions'
    physical and virtual challenges.
--  Create a virtualization roadmap, documenting standardization
    benchmarks to reduce server capacity.
--  Successfully bridge the management gap between the company's existing
    physical and virtual hardware platforms.
    

As a result of VIRTERA's experience and expertise, Open Solutions' server compression was dramatically reduced to a 14:1 ratio (140 servers supported by 10 hosts) with server utilization plummeting by more than 50 percent from its prior 98 percent capacity.

"We immediately received rave reviews from management on the VIRTERA solution," Marsee added. "To extend the virtualization benefits, VIRTERA provided us with comprehensive cross-training, development and production recommendations as well as meaningful approaches to disaster recovery."

In addition, VIRTERA also virtualized a portion of Open Solutions' desktops. Currently, Open Solutions' bandwidth-intensive, offshore development efforts require up to 12 hours for moving data from the company's Cherry Hill, NJ and Glastonbury, CT data centers. With VIRTERA's help, offshore developers can now tap into both U.S. locations and access on-demand data.

"With VIRTERA's help, we now have a plan in place that reconciles our rapid growth -- virtually -- without requiring unnecessary investments in physical infrastructure," Marsee concluded.

"We're thrilled with the results that Open Solutions continues to achieve as a result of our virtualization consulting services," said Howard Pavony, CEO at VIRTERA. "The return on investment being realized is a testament to our extensive experience, vendor neutral approach and deep understanding of the abundant virtualization technologies available today. We look forward to working with Open Solutions and other organization to continue to deliver the on promise of virtualization."

About Open Solutions

Open Solutions Inc. offers a fully featured strategic product platform that integrates core data processing applications built on a single centralized Oracle relational database, with Internet banking, cash management, CRM/business intelligence, financial accounting tools, imaging, digital documents, Check 21, interactive voice response, network services, Web hosting and design, and payment and loan origination solutions. Open Solutions' full suite of products and services allows banks, thrifts, credit unions and financial services providers in the United States and Canada to better compete in today's aggressive financial services marketplace, and expand and tap their trusted financial relationships, client affinity, community presence and personalized service. For more information about Open Solutions or its financial product line, contact Mickey Goldwasser by email at mgoldwasser@opensolutions.com by phone at 860.652.3153 or via fax at 860.652.3156. Visit Open Solutions' Internet site at www.opensolutions.com.

About VIRTERA

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 maintains its corporate headquarters in New York, NY. For more information, visit www.virteratech.com.

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