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BMC Virtualizer Wins Network Computing Well-Connected Award

Quoting from the press release:

BMC Software today announced that the BMC Virtualizer solution has won a CMP Media LLC's Network Computing 2006 Well-Connected Award. BMC Virtualizer outperformed the competition in the category of Network Infrastructure: Virtual Manager.

The first policy-based automated virtualization solution, BMC Virtualizer helps to deliver higher levels of application availability, reduce costs and achieve data center consolidation for enterprise IT environments with large and growing multi-server clusters. This solution provides an alternative to static server over-provisioning with dynamic, policy-based provisioning to meet rapidly changing user demands.

"The concept of virtualization is attractive to organizations seeking seamless IT resource synchronization based on business need. However, a key challenge has been provisioning and managing these complex environments to assure cost-effective, highly available service," said Fred Johannessen, vice president and program executive, Capacity Management and Provisioning, BMC Software. "This award underscores the growing importance of data center virtualization solutions and BMC's ongoing innovation and execution advantage over the competition."

The winners of the Network Computing Well-Connected Awards were announced during a ceremony on Monday, May 1, 2006 at the Wynn Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev. All winners were highlighted in the April 27 issue of Network Computing and on .

"The Well-Connected Awards are unique because they're the only industry awards given by technologists based on real-world use and integration. We view all products, technologies and services from the same perspective as our readers -- our peers -- do," said John Siefert, Publisher of Network Computing. "This is an important distinction from any other award program -- the products selected in the Well-Connected Awards have been tested in an actual business environment and judged by our editors themselves. They are truly innovative solutions that work -- and we have the metrics to prove it."

BMC Virtualizer is one element of BMC Software's Service Oriented Resource Management (SORM) solution that allows fluctuating load levels to be addressed with dynamic provisioning and the virtualized sharing of resources across applications. As a result, BMC Virtualizer can eliminate the 5-10x over- provisioning of servers that IT managers typically allocate for business- critical applications -- substantial savings when applied across multiple-rack environments.

BMC Virtualizer automatically provisions appropriate server resources -- whether physical or virtual -- for applications based on business need and enables the sharing of the server resources across multiple applications. The solution eliminates 1:1 server failover requirements by managing a smaller pool of shared failover servers. This automates application server failover and recovery in less than five minutes. BMC Virtualizer also allows organizations with server clusters, such as Oracle 10g, Apache, and Microsoft IIS, to maintain and improve service performance during usage spikes by bringing additional capacity online through the automated provisioning of applications and servers.

Published Thursday, May 25, 2006 6:27 AM by David Marshall
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