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VMLogix Intensifies Enterprise Reach for Build and Test Environment Virtualization with New Version of LabManager
Accentuating the ease of software delivery in large enterprises, VMLogix, a global provider of virtual infrastructure management technology to streamline the software development lifecycle, today announced the general availability of its flagship product, LabManager 3.0. With improved scalability, usability and broadened support for heterogeneous virtualization platforms and operating systems through product enhancements and strategic partnerships, VMLogix LabManager enables developers, testers and IT operations staff to deliver enterprise software quickly, reliably and cost-effectively.

With the deployment of virtual labs expanding beyond the individual and group level, LabManager substantially streamlines processes across globally distributed application development and test teams by ensuring rapid, highly repeatable, resource-optimized deployments of complex, multi-machine build and test environments. VMLogix is the first to market with support for VMware ESX Server, Microsoft Virtual Server, Microsoft Windows Vista and 64-bit guest operating systems, continually giving customers a broad choice of virtualization and target platforms for application development and testing.

"Using VMLogix LabManager in conjunction with VMware ESX Server has enabled us to rapidly and cost-effectively implement applications for our multi-platform production server environments," said Gilbert Kozlowski, a senior consultant for a large global consumer goods company. "LabManager helps our development and test teams leverage virtualization to reduce infrastructure costs and further enhance our application development and delivery lifecycle."

"VMLogix LabManager can manage and can be deployed within SUSE Linux Enterprise Server from Novell, helping companies accelerate enterprise-scale development and deployment of applications for the SUSE Linux Enterprise platform," said Justin Steinman, director of marketing for Linux and Open Platform Solutions at Novell. "Our work with VMLogix means developers can leverage virtualization to deliver world-class solutions to enterprise customers on SUSE Linux Enterprise, using a powerful combination of proprietary and open source software."

In addition to partnerships with IBM and Novell, VMLogix has deepened business relationships with Red Hat and Sun Microsystems to deliver first-class support for enterprise customers using or developing applications for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Sun Solaris. LabManager 3.0 supports 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems hosted on virtual and physical infrastructure, LDAP and Microsoft Active Directory authentication, complex networking scenarios with IP Zones, live snapshotting and sharing of multi-machine environments, secure remote access over SSL, fine grained access controls, software license management and audit trails. LabManager 3.0 also adds support for VMware ESX Server in addition to the long list of virtual platforms already supported, including Microsoft Virtual Server, VMware Server and VMware Workstation.

"VMLogix has made significant strides in addressing costly developer pain points in the enterprise through product enhancements, broader platform support and technology partnerships," said Ravi Gururaj, CEO and founder of VMLogix. "Enterprise customers are realizing the significant competitive advantages of virtualization in the software development lifecycle through LabManager 3.0."

VMLogix LabManager provides users with an innovative software lifecycle management solution that seamlessly works across diverse virtual machine platforms, including Microsoft and VMware, and physical machine environments, giving developers full process control across change, release and quality management activities. VMLogix allows IT and software development resources to be used more effectively while dramatically accelerating the rate at which build and test scenarios can be executed by global development teams. As a result, enterprises with geographically distributed teams can make lean software development governance a reality through LabManager with the centralization of enterprise IT resources supporting development activities, facilitation of self-service access to these resources, and alignment of IT with business needs through policies and access controls.

VMLogix LabManager can be downloaded and deployed in less than 30 minutes on current 32-bit and 64-bit Microsoft Windows releases and popular Linux distributions. It also integrates seamlessly with existing development, build and quality processes and tools such as IBM Rational Build Forge.
Published Monday, July 16, 2007 6:04 AM by David Marshall
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