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Virtual Iron Software Achieves IBM Advanced Partner Status
Virtual Iron Software (www.virtualiron.com), a provider of enterprise-class server virtualization software, today announced that it has achieved advanced partner status within IBMs PartnerWorld program. The membership advancement reflects Virtual Irons continued sales, marketing and product development contributions to IBM and the optimization of Virtual Irons solutions for IBM's computing platforms including the certification of its software as IBM Server Proven, IBM System Storage Proven, and most recently, IBM Ready for Grid and IBM Ready for DB2.

PartnerWorld, the IBM Business Partner program, delivers valuable benefits to help ISVs succeed in the marketplace and strengthen their relationship with IBM. Advanced level Business Partners like Virtual Iron have committed to maintaining a prosperous business relationship with IBM and are recognized and rewarded for that commitment with enhanced levels of marketing, sales, technical enablement and skill development support. IBM Advanced Partnership Status will provide Virtual Iron with access to a more comprehensive assortment of technical, business and marketing services from IBM, further accelerating the development and support of Virtual Irons solutions across IBM computing platforms.

In addition to its IBM Server-Proven and System Storage Proven designations, Virtual Iron recently achieved two new certifications on IBM platforms. These include IBM "Ready for Grid," which certifies Virtual Irons interoperability with IBM's standards-based, flexible and scalable suite of software and hardware products for Grid Computing. Virtual Iron also achieved IBM Ready for DB2, validating its software for compatibility, stability and operation with IBM DB2.

Virtual Iron provides easy-to-use, enterprise-class server virtualization capabilities on a next-generation architecture. The platform combines the latest version of the Xen® open source hypervisor with advanced virtualization services and policy-based automation capabilities such as LiveMigrate for easy movement of workloads, LiveRecovery for automated virtual machine failover, LiveCapacity® for dynamic workload balancing, and LiveSnapshot for hot backup and patch management. These capabilities enable offloaded, space efficient and no-downtime backups on live virtual machines running in production environments. Virtual Iron also takes full advantage of the latest hardware virtualization extensions from AMD and Intel to deliver near native performance.

Published Thursday, January 17, 2008 5:44 AM by David Marshall
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