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September 24, 2007 10:48 ET

Virtual Iron Among Industry Thought Leaders at InfoWorld Virtualization Executive Forum

Company Founder Featured Panelist on Two Sessions

LOWELL, MA--(Marketwire - September 24, 2007) - Virtual Iron Software (www.virtualiron.com), a provider of server virtualization and virtual infrastructure management software solutions, announced that its founder, Alex Vasilevsky, will be a feature panelist at the InfoWorld Virtualization Executive Forum taking place today and tomorrow in New York. Vasilevsky will join executives from VMware, Microsoft, XenSource, Red Hat, SWSoft, SymQuest and Egenera for two sessions on x86 server virtualization.

The InfoWorld Virtualization Executive Forum gathers IT executives to discuss the evolution of x86 server virtualization, key innovations, case studies and implementation best practices. The format includes keynote presentations, expert panels and end-user case studies. The event is taking place September 24-25 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City.

Virtual Iron's Vasilevsky will participate on two panels:

Vendor Crossfire: x86 Server Virtualization

Monday, September 24, 2007, 10:15 - 11:30 a.m.

This session features a moderated debate among Virtual Iron's Vasilevsky and other technical leaders from VMware, XenSource, SWSoft and Egenera. The session will highlight each vendor's approach to key issues such as scalability, manageability, performance, interoperability, extensibility, hardware acceleration, costs, licensing and services. It will be moderated by Tom Yager, Chief Technologist, InfoWorld.

Getting Started with Server Virtualization

Monday, September 24, 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

This session is the first session in the event's technical track and is aimed at helping users gauge how virtualization will fit into their environment. Vasilevsky will be joined on the panel by technologists from VMware, Microsoft, XenSource and SymQuest. The panelists will discuss the preparatory steps to implementing server virtualization: choosing virtualization platforms and vendors, choosing hardware, workload selection, proof-of-concept creation, and storage and network considerations. It will be moderated by Paul Venezia, Senior Contributing Editor, InfoWorld.

About Virtual Iron Software, Inc.

Virtual Iron provides enterprise-class server virtualization and virtual infrastructure management software that enables companies to dramatically reduce the cost and complexity of managing and operating their data center. The software includes advanced capabilities that leverage industry standards, open source economics and built-in hardware-assisted acceleration and is available at a fraction of the cost of comparable alternatives. Small, medium and large organizations worldwide use Virtual Iron for: production server consolidation; development and test optimization; cost-effective high availability and disaster recovery; dynamic capacity management; and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). The software is available exclusively through Virtual Iron's Channel One partner network (http://www.virtualiron.com/partners/Channel_One_Partners.cfm). Evaluation copies are available for free download at http://www.virtualiron.com/free. For more information, visit http://www.virtualiron.com or email info@virtualiron.com.

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