SOURCE: Virtual Iron

April 30, 2007 13:06 ET

Virtual Iron Achieves IBM System Storage Proven™ Certification

Price/Value Leader Expands Infrastructure Support as Market Demand Grows for Its Enterprise-Class Virtualization and Management Software

LOWELL, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 30, 2007 -- Virtual Iron Software (www.virtualiron.com), a provider of enterprise-class server virtualization and virtual infrastructure management software, today announced that it has successfully completed interoperability testing to become an IBM System Storage Proven™ solution. The validation ensures customers that Virtual Iron's virtualization and management platform is optimized for IBM-based data centers. Virtual Iron successfully completed interoperability testing with the IBM DS4000 series storage array families.

Virtual Iron provides production-ready server virtualization and virtual infrastructure management capabilities for unmodified Windows and Linux at one-fifth the cost of comparable alternatives. The platform combines an open source hypervisor with advanced virtualization services and sophisticated policy-based management. Virtual Iron enables users to takes full advantage of new hardware-assisted virtualization (Intel VT and AMD-V) on its servers to deliver near native performance. The software also offers other enterprise-class capabilities such as large memory support (up to 96 GB), large SMP capabilities (up to 8 CPUs) and the ability to virtualize server platforms with up to 32 physical CPUs. Unlike other virtualization solutions, Virtual Iron requires no installation or management of software on physical servers, further simplifying installation and data center operations.

"Achieving IBM System Storage Proven interoperability is another validation for the enterprise-class capabilities of our virtualization and management platform," said Chris Barclay, Director of Product Management for Virtual Iron. "By continuing to expand our support for the leading, industry standard storage platforms like IBM, Virtual Iron continues to drive mainstream adoption of server virtualization and offer proven, reliable solution choices to customers."

About The IBM System Storage Proven Program

The IBM System Storage Proven Program supports the ability of independent hardware and software vendors to build high-quality solutions with the latest technology on leading storage platforms as well as reduce solution design time when multiple tested building blocks have already been pre-tested.

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 exploit 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. For more information, visit http://www.virtualiron.com or email info@virtualiron.com.