SOURCE: Virtual Iron

December 16, 2008 13:50 ET

Virtual Iron and Zycko to Extend Energy Savings Into New Markets

Virtualisation Poised for Greater Growth in EMEA Market Through Joint Venture

LOWELL, MA--(Marketwire - December 16, 2008) - Zycko, the international distributor of leading edge IT solutions, has joined forces with server virtualisation software vendor Virtual Iron Software Inc. ( to deliver energy consumption savings to the EMEA market.

Zycko will provide a high-touch, consultative sales approach backed by extensive technical expertise and broad product knowledge to help value added resellers capitalise on the demand for mid-market and enterprise-level server, storage and software solutions.

LivePower is among the many enterprise level features offered in Virtual Iron Version 4.4. LivePower optimises power consumption by monitoring resource utilisation in the virtual data center. When there is excess CPU capacity, LivePower consolidates virtual machines onto fewer physical servers and shuts down the remaining devices based on pre-defined policies. When the virtual machine load increases beyond pre-defined thresholds, LivePower turns physical servers back on and live migrates virtual machines to rebalance the virtual data center to ensure resource requirements and service levels are met.

Zycko's Group Sales Director, David Galton-Fenzi, said: "LivePower technology is a significant development in virtualisation software and will greatly reduce electrical power consumption, with energy savings passed along to users. This feature will be of great interest to the EMEA markets as businesses continue to pursue green initiatives.

"It is these impressive energy savings that will set Virtual Iron apart from its competitors in the virtualisation market and we are looking forward to working with Virtual Iron to deliver the savings on to new customers."

Vice President of Worldwide Channel Sales for Virtual Iron, Bill Simpson, stated: "LivePower provides additional capabilities for small and medium sized enterprises to go green, save money and exemplifies the functional depth and overall value of the Virtual Iron solution.

"In the current global economy, a low cost solution coupled with the LivePower features enables customers to do more with less. We look forward to working closely with Zycko to provide the EMEA market with more choices in best in class virtualisation solutions," continued Simpson.

About Zycko:

Zycko is a value-add distributor of best-in-class convergent IT infrastructure solutions through a channel of resellers, systems integrators and service providers.

Zycko is privately held and has been profitable since inception in 2000, when the company's original charter was to market data networking accessories to resellers as a wholesale distributor. Zycko now employs 250 staff, serving over 3,000 resellers around the world from twelve offices on four continents. The company enjoys an annual turnover of more than $180m.

Zycko's provision of best-in-class IT products and logistics management is supported by true value-add professional services -- such as pre-sales expertise, technical support, custom configuration, an industry leading accredited training program, and marketing support. These vital services and support enable our customers to quickly deliver profits and invest in new market opportunities, allowing them to differentiate in a crowded market. Zycko is the channel partner of choice.

Zycko's strategic partner base includes world-class companies such as Avago, Asigra, Edgewater, Epicenter, Hitachi Data Systems, Intransa, Isilon, LSI, OnStor, Lifesize Powerdsine, Riverbed, Usystems, Zeus, Force10, SNOM, LifeSize and Virtual Iron.

About Virtual Iron Software, Inc. - True Server Virtualization for Everyone

Virtual Iron provides server virtualization software that reduces the cost and complexity of operating and managing IT infrastructure for organizations of all sizes. Leveraging industry standards, open source, and built-in hardware-assisted acceleration, Virtual Iron provides a complete and cost-effective solution including VI-Center, an intelligent virtual infrastructure management platform. Over 2,000 customer organizations worldwide leverage Virtual Iron today to support a broad range of data center initiatives including server consolidation, virtual server management, dev/test optimization, business continuity and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) enablement. The software is available exclusively through Virtual Iron's Channel One partner network. Trial versions of the software are also available for free download at For more information, visit or e-mail

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