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VMLogix LabManager Receives Ready for IBM Rational Software Validation
VMLogix, a provider of virtual infrastructure management technology to streamline the software development lifecycle, today announced its support for the IBM Rational Software Delivery Platform, including out-of-the-box integration of VMLogix LabManager with IBM Rational Build Forge.

Through its flagship product, LabManager, developers, testers and IT operations staff can ensure rapid, highly repeatable, resource-optimized deployments of complex, multi-machine build and test environments, substantially streamlining processes across globally distributed application development and test teams by 40 percent or more.

"IBM helps organizations automate, integrate, and govern their software development environments to accelerate global software delivery," said Michael Loria, vice president, business development, IBM Rational Software. "The integration between VMLogix LabManager and IBM Rational Build Forge expands on the key benefits to software developers -- supporting geographically distributed development teams with high-performance builds for agile development and streamlined software delivery."

"Over the past eighteen months, IDC has noticed increased interest in the adoption of virtual machines around activities such as quality assurance and build-and-release management," said Melinda Ballou, program director, Application Life-Cycle Management, IDC. "Where there are high levels of complexity and rapid change along with highly constrained resources, on-demand, adaptive provisioning via virtual test-lab capabilities can enable faster software delivery. Virtual machine provisioning and configuration management are well suited for these environments."

VMLogix LabManager seamlessly works across diverse virtual machine platforms and physical machine environments, giving developers full process control at all levels within the test environment. The integration of IBM Rational Build Forge and VMLogix allows IT and software development resources to be shared and used more strategically, automating the manual process of provisioning build and test environments. LabManager features accessible through the IBM Rational Build Forge user interface dramatically accelerate the rate at which build and test scenarios can be executed by distributed teams.

IBM Rational Software and VMLogix provide an out-of-the-box solution automating the entire creation and deployment process for fast, repeatable and consistent build and test environment setup across virtual and physical infrastructures. IBM Rational Build Forge automates the software build and delivery processes while LabManager automates the provisioning and management of physical and virtual machine images. This ensures the ability to rapidly reproduce, troubleshoot and resolve even the most complex, environmentally sensitive bugs -- whether found by a co-located quality team or one located a continent away. With increasing software complexity and globalization of software development, realized costs savings will become even more pronounced.

"Software developers spend 50 to 75 percent of development time on testing, debugging and verification," said Ravi Gururaj, CEO and founder of VMLogix. "There's a tremendous amount of synergy between VMLogix LabManager and IBM Rational Build Forge, as this combination automates the entire build to deployment process, leveraging virtual technologies as part of the software development lifecycle to drastically reduce the time and costs associated with application development."

VMLogix LabManager can be downloaded and deployed in less than 30 minutes on all current Microsoft Windows releases and on popular Linux distributions. It also integrates seamlessly with existing development, build and quality processes and tools. VMLogix LabManager is unique in its support for physical machines, dynamic operating system software stack configuration, automated test script execution and test log data capture.
Published Wednesday, June 13, 2007 6:49 PM by David Marshall
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