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VMLogix Introduces First Virtual Lab Automation Solution for Citrix XenServer
VMLogix, Inc., a leading provider of virtual lab automation solutions that help software companies and IT organizations leverage virtualization to consolidate lab infrastructure and automate build and test processes, today announced the general availability of VMLogix LabManager with support for Citrix XenServer. VMLogix announced its partnership with XenSource, subsequently acquired by Citrix Systems, in August 2007, and now provides the only virtual lab automation solution on the market to support Citrix XenServer.

As server virtualization is more widely deployed and virtualization proliferates through more areas of an organization's infrastructure, the next step in using virtualization as a development and testing tool is automating its use in the lab. Recent research has estimated that organizations who adopt virtual lab technology can cut their overall development and test costs by as much as 50 percent within a project lifecycle, and reduce the time it takes to complete projects from days to minutes.

"Virtualization has equalized the playing field for many organizations which previously did not have the resources to create large test environments," said Simon Crosby, CTO, Virtualization and Management Division, Citrix Systems. "With the scalable and high performance features of XenServer fully integrated with VMLogix LabManager, this is a powerful, accessible combination that allows any company to easily leverage virtualization for their testing and development."

VMLogix LabManager is an all-inclusive software lifecycle management solution which supports all leading enterprise-level virtualization platforms. VMLogix LabManager helps software engineering organizations ensure fast, repeatable and consistent development and test environment setups. The application, coupled with powerful virtualization platforms like Citrix XenServer, enables significant server consolidation in the build farm and test lab. Finally, LabManager drives increased collaboration between support, development and test, increasing employee productivity and accelerating time to market for everything from bug fixes to new product applications.

"Having already won numerous head-to-head evaluations against VMware on its own platform, we're more confident than ever that our best-in-class offering for Virtual Lab Automation, paired with Citrix XenServer, will continue to see significant uptake in the market," said Sameer Dholakia, CEO of VMLogix. "We're looking forward to working with the Citrix reseller channel to get this joint solution in front of the companies evaluating VMware Lab Manager today."

VMLogix LabManager for XenServer is available now, and pricing starts at $25,000. For more information about the product or partnership opportunities, visit
Published Monday, January 28, 2008 6:14 AM by David Marshall
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