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Invirtus Receives Positive Results in Advance of Enterprise VM Converter Release
Invirtus, the leading provider of solutions that today's businesses need to help with the efficiency and automation of virtual machine technology, announced today that customers are giving positive advance reviews of Invirtus Enterprise VM Converter 2007, an enterprise-class, conversion application that transforms physical machines into virtual machines.

Shawn Partridge, Director of Information Services at Cascade Die Casting Group, Inc. is excited about the ability to automatically transform many remote servers at once: “Not only is the tool incredibly easy to use, with no setup or hardware requirements, but also the remote conversions take place directly, making it perfect for satellite offices. I can connect at home and initiate the conversion directly from host server to destination server with no traffic over my VPN, just install and run!”

“The drag-and-drop interface is extremely easy to use and the conversions happen very quickly,” says Randy Cress, Network Administrator of Rowan County, North Carolina. “We have been using Enterprise VM Converter to convert production Microsoft® Exchange and GIS database servers with excellent results, and I don’t have to worry about restarting services from a remote location. The choice to switch HAL type from single processor to multiprocessor has been very beneficial, and I also appreciate the ability to select the drop-off network location without mapping drives.”

Pascal Henry, I.S. Manager at Esker (offices in North America, Europe, and Australia), evaluated feature lists of Invirtus, PlateSpin® and LeoStream®. He says, “Features most important to us are no reboots, no downtime during conversion and no third party software or tools to install.” He adds, “I must admit, I wasn’t expecting the product to be this easy to use. It couldn’t be simpler: right out of the box, install, set source, set destination, and start converting in less than a minute.”

“We have received an abundance of positive feedback regarding the speed, quality and the intuitive nature of Invirtus Enterprise VM Converter,” says Tom Edwards, Invirtus Founder & CEO. “We combined customer feedback with our proprietary optimization technology to enable customers to convert physical systems into VMs faster than other conversion products. Our customers tell us this will result in significant time and money savings.”

Invirtus Enterprise VM Converter 2007 allows users to convert any number of Windows® host operating systems running on a physical machine(s) into a guest operating system on a virtual machine(s). Users can convert host operating systems one-by-one or simultaneously by scheduling automated batches without requiring a user to be present at the machine being converted, and there are never any reboots. In addition, Invirtus Enterprise VM Converter 2007 does not require any software to be installed on the machine being converted.

Invirtus Enterprise VM Converter 2007 is the second virtualization product to be introduced by Invirtus, with pricing and sales channels to be announced on an anticipated release date of December 31, 2006. When used in conjunction with Invirtus VM Optimizer 2.5, the combined products provide ease of conversion and the creation of smaller, faster VMs. The award-winning VM Optimizer was introduced in November 2005 and is used by thousands of companies worldwide to create smaller, faster VMs. Invirtus plans a series of additional virtualization products for release during First Quarter 2007.

Invirtus Enterprise VM Converter 2007 provides the following features:

  • Physical-to-Virtual (P2V) and Virtual-to-Virtual (V2V)
  • Manual Mode: one-by-one conversions
  • Batch Mode: simultaneous automated remote conversions of multiple unattended servers—to convert hundreds of servers
  • Advance scheduling (can be timed in advance for user convenience or lowest server workload)
  • Mixed environment (VMware/Microsoft virtualization platforms supported)
  • No reboots required
  • Easy to use, no training required
  • Compatibility:
    • Invirtus Enterprise VM Converter 2007 is designed to work with:
      VMware® ESX Server™ 2.x/3.x, VMware Workstation™, VMware Server™, VMware ACE™ and VMware GSX Server™.
    • Invirtus Enterprise VM Converter 2007 is also designed to work with:
      Microsoft® Virtual PC™ 2004 and 2007 and Microsoft Virtual Server™ 2005 and 2005 R2.
Published Friday, December 29, 2006 5:17 PM by David Marshall
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