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Virtual Iron Named Leading Server Virtualization Solution Alternative by VARBusiness Readers

Virtual Iron Named Leading Server Virtualization Solution Alternative by VARBusiness Readers

LOWELL, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 02/26/08 -- Virtual Iron Software (www.virtualiron.com), a leading provider of enterprise-class server virtualization software solutions was named a leading alternative solution vendor to VMware for server virtualization by the readers of CMP Channel's VARBusiness magazine.

"Solution providers are always in search of the best way to satisfy their customers' technology solution and services needs and VARBusiness Alternatives illustrate the wide range of choices that exist in the market today," said Robert C. DeMarzo, vice president and editorial director for CMP Channel. "We salute all the great vendors identified in this important study."

Virtual Iron provides customer-proven, enterprise server virtualization capabilities that are easy to use and afford. The platform combines the Xen® open source hypervisor with robust virtualization services, policy-based management and transparent workload migration capabilities. The software also takes full advantage of new hardware-assisted virtualization (Intel VT and AMD-V) on servers to deliver near native performance. Unlike other virtualization solutions, Virtual Iron requires no installation or management of software on physical servers, further simplifying deployment and data center operations. Users leverage Virtual Iron to support a broad range of data center initiatives including server consolidation, development and test optimization, high availability, disaster recovery, capacity management and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).

The company has adopted a 100% channel distribution strategy that maximizes both product and services opportunities for its partners. This affords value-added resellers the opportunity to deliver complete solutions to their customers that include servers, SAN, storage, software and professional services. Some of the typical reseller partner services and consulting engagements driven by Virtual Iron include data center assessments, physical to virtual migration, business continuity and disaster recovery planning, capacity planning and utilization, implementation and deployment, policy-based automation development and various managed services.

About VARBusiness

For the past 20 years, VARBusiness' strategic resources have been the gateway to the commercial and public sector Solution Provider community. The VARBusiness integrated platform of media opportunities provides strategic insight for technology integrators through industry-defining research, in-depth editorial, channel events and innovative Web services, enabling those IT professionals to make educated decisions for their businesses, partnerships and customers. VARBusiness offerings lead vendors and distributors to unprecedented access to the most powerful strategic Solution Providers in the market. VARBusiness has been the recipient of numerous industry awards for both editorial content and design.

About Virtual Iron Software, Inc. - Enterprise-Class Server Virtualization Made Easy

Virtual Iron provides enterprise-class server virtualization software solutions that are easy to use and easy to afford. The software enables organizations of all sizes to dramatically reduce the cost and complexity of managing and operating their data centers. The software includes advanced capabilities that leverage industry standards, open source economics and built-in hardware-assisted acceleration. Evaluation copies are available for free download at http://www.virtualiron.com/free. For more information, visit http://www.virtualiron.com or email [email protected].

Contact:
Tim Walsh
Virtual Iron Software
978.849.1247
[email protected]

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