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Verari Revs Up with New CEO, Virtualization Plans

Quoting from eWeek

Blade system vendor Verari Systems has a new CEO and announces plans to roll out a host of new technologies in 2006 that are designed to enhance flexibility and resource utilization in the data center.

The San Diego-based company on June 20 said former EMC executive David Wright is taking over as CEO of Verari, replacing founder Dave Driggers, who will stay on as chairman and chief technology officer.

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Verari offers a range of blade servers, rack systems and storage devices powered by chips from both Intel and Advanced Micro Devices, which, combined with the company's management software and cooling capabilities, are designed to give users greater flexibility and density in their data center resources.

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And now the company is looking to feed that demand with more products over the next six-plus months. A key focus of the strategy will be virtualization, Wright said. Many vendors have been able to figure out how to virtualize parts of the data center—servers, storage and networking—but "nobody's ever really married them together," he said.

VMware and Egenera in recent weeks have rolled out products designed to virtualize all data center resources, rather than simply servers. Verari is looking to do the same.

In August the company will roll out its Virtual Command Center software, which will enable users to manage multiple racks of servers—either from Verari or other vendors—from a single place. In addition, the company will begin opening up the APIs to its management software so that the software can interoperate with that of other vendors, such as Hewlett-Packard's OpenView.

Driggers said Verari also is continuing with its plan to create an environment where the same basic blades can be used as either a server or storage device, depending on the needs of the user.

Read the entire article, here.

Published Wednesday, June 21, 2006 7:00 AM by David Marshall
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