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Virtual Iron Joins the Distributed Management Task Force

Quoting from the press release

Virtual Iron Software (, a provider of software solutions for creating and managing virtual infrastructure in the data center, today announced that it has joined the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF(R)) to help lead the development of management standards and promote interoperability in the enterprise data center.

Virtual Iron delivers advanced virtualization and management solutions that leverage industry standards and the Xen open source hypervisor. The software is designed for production-class performance and scalability and it supports hundreds of industry-standard (x86) physical servers and thousands of virtual servers. Virtual Iron includes comprehensive capabilities to manage virtual infrastructure and address a number of data center and virtualization initiatives. The software partitions servers to run multiple operating systems simultaneously and increases utilization by managing the pooling and sharing of all server, storage and network elements. This enables users to automate many time-intensive manual tasks such as provisioning new virtual servers and moving capacity to handle dynamic workloads. It also monitors physical systems to provide high availability for virtual servers running on them.

The DMTF ( is the developer of the Common Information Model (CIM), the standard for the exchange of management information in a platform-independent and technology-neutral way. Virtual Iron joins other leading technology vendors to help streamline integration of management systems through end-to-end, multi-vendor interoperability. Adoption of CIM standards by IT organizations enables a more integrated, cost-effective and stable approach to management. Virtual Iron is a member of the System Virtualization, Partitioning, and Clustering Work Group within DMTF. This group is focused on defining and addressing current and future customer requirements for performance, availability and interoperability in these areas.

"The DMTF is comprised of the world's leading IT vendors and technical experts," said Winston Bumpus, chair, DMTF. "We have combined our expertise and resources to create standards and technologies that help IT organizations save time and money with IT infrastructure management. We welcome Virtual Iron as a provider of virtualization and management software solutions, and look forward to their participation in the DMTF."

Alex Vasilevsky, Virtual Iron founder and CTO said, "By actively engaging with the DMTF, we join many of our strategic partners in the development of standards for integrated, interoperable management solutions. We are always looking for new and innovative ways to help our customers reduce the cost of owning and managing their data center environment. The DMTF is key to driving industry-based standards for lowering costs through stable, integrated management and data center protocols."

Virtual Iron's software currently leverages and implements multiple DMTF-supported standards such as CIM, communications/control protocols and core management services/utilities. This allows users to manage Virtual Iron directly through other management systems.

Published Tuesday, June 13, 2006 9:31 PM by David Marshall
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