SOURCE: Virtual Iron Software

September 18, 2008 10:27 ET

Virtual Iron Featured Presenter at VMworld 2008 and the 451 Group ICE Conferences This Week

LOWELL, MA--(Marketwire - September 18, 2008) - Virtual Iron Software (, a provider of comprehensive server virtualization software solutions for organizations of all sizes, will be a featured presenter this week at both VMworld 2008 and the 451 Group ICE Forum. Both events are taking place in Las Vegas.

The Infrastructure Computing for the Enterprise (ICE) Summit, taking place alongside VMworld, is being hosted by the 451 Group. The event is a forum for executives in the virtualization, systems management and cloud computing sectors. Corporate leaders, industry visionaries, senior IT architects and financial professionals will convene to learn, network and develop strategies for today's marketplace. Chris Barclay, Virtual Iron's director of product management, will participate in a session on virtualization and the enterprise data center.

Virtualization and the Data Center -- 451 Group ICE Summit
Time: Thursday, September 18, 2008, 9:45 - 10:30 a.m.
Location: Mirage Hotel and Casino
  -- John Abbott -- Chief Analyst and Research Director, Systems, The
     451 Group -- Moderator
  -- Chris Barclay -- Director of Product Management, Virtual Iron Software
  -- Edwin Yuen -- Technical Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation
  -- Serguei Beloussov -- Chairman and CEO, Parallels
  -- Kristof De Spiegeleer -- CTO, Q-Layers

This session will examine how and why virtualization has become the most radical transformation to enterprise IT infrastructure in years. The panelists will debate the strengths and pitfalls of different solution approaches, where else in the stack virtualization can deliver real benefits, and some of the unintended consequences that come along with wholesale adoption of server virtualization. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, the panelists will discuss who, ultimately, will benefit.

VMworld 2008, which runs through Thursday September 18th, is the largest virtualization-focused event in the world. Virtual Iron's Chris Barclay, will be a featured speaker at two sessions on Thursday the 18th At VMworld.

Virtual Iron LivePower and Intel Dynamic Power Node Manager
Time: Thursday, September 18th, 2008, 12:30 - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Venetian Hotel, VMworld Technology Exchange, Intel Booth #900

Barclay will deliver a "Chalk Talk" on Virtual Iron's latest release, Virtual Iron 4.4 and its new power optimization feature called LivePower. He'll also discuss how LivePower leverages Intel's new Dynamic Power Node Manager, available with Intel® Next Generation Platform. Node Manager utilizes processor and platform level instrumentation, controls, and OS features to monitor, report, and control system power. In combination with Virtual Iron's LivePower, Node Manager enables users to automatically maintain power budgets, turn servers off and on, and optimize power consumption.

Cloud Computing -- What Are the Requirements for Success?
Time: Thursday, September 18th, 2008, 2:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Venetian Hotel, VMworld Technology Exchange, AMD Booth #1208

Barclay will help make sense of all the hype around "Cloud Computing" and examine its real short and long term applications for organizations. He'll also discuss the fundamentals required for success in the Cloud -- open systems, strong management architecture and the higher level applications provided by ecosystem partners.

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, including many government agencies, 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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