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Verari Systems Announces Blade-Based Solution That Doubles VMware Virtual Machines and Power Efficiency
Verari Systems®, a premier developer of energy efficient data center consolidation platforms utilizing independent blade-based computing and storage solutions, and VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program member, today announced that the Verari Systems VB1257 VMware ESX 3.5 certified blade delivers twice the number of VMware virtual machines per blade than similar competitive blade offerings while consuming 50% less power. On a per VMware image basis, the VB1257 for the BladeRack® 2 XL (BR2-XL) platform provides significantly better total cost of ownership than any competing blade server products. VMware provides TAP program members with tools to develop products that are complementary to VMware virtualization software and help deliver high-value solutions to our joint customers.

The Verari Systems VB1257 blade is certified on VMware ESX 3.5 and powered by the latest low power Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® Processors. When combined with the BR2-XL platform, the solution delivers twice the number of VMware virtual machines with industry-leading energy efficiency, density and scalability while significantly reducing operational expenses.

The VB1257 blade effectively leverages VMware virtualization to solve the problems known in the data center today such as server sprawl, power and cooling issues, and operating costs, enabling customers to achieve greater density and server utilization, said Bernie Mills, senior director, alliances programs at VMware. We are pleased that Verari Systems is helping to deliver added value to customers with innovative technology combined with the significant business benefits of VMware virtualization, including lower capital and operating expenses, business continuity, strengthened security and reduced energy consumption.

The practical benefits of well-executed VMware installations have received much coverage and include lower capital and operating expenses, improved floor space efficiency and contributing to the demand to be greener that is so prevalent these days, said Mark Peters, analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. Those same benefits can be extended by users who choose to combine the software with hardware platforms - exemplified by Verari Systems BladeRack 2 server and storage systems - that have a similar focus and can deliver benefits in the same area. Verari Systems platforms can run twice the usual number of virtual machines per blade which means not only less capital expense for users, but also reductions in the associated ongoing operational and environmental costs. Verari Systems has reported strong demand for its BladeRack 2 platforms; most likely this is driven by giving users an attractive combination of technologies that combine with VMware to help deliver even stronger business value.

Verari Systems capability to run twice the number of virtual machines per blade provides organizations with compelling benefits including less capital expense through the reduction in the number of servers and the associated ongoing operational and environmental costs such as power, cooling, floor space utilization and management.

Verari Systems BladeRack 2 X-Series solutions for VMware environments offers customers increased performance, scalability and energy efficiency, and ultimately more value than similar servers on the market, said Dan Gatti, senior vice president of marketing, Verari Systems. In addition to more memory, compute density and storage capacity than the competition, our blade server innovations also enable customers to fully realize the benefits of virtualization and energy efficiency.

The VMware virtualization power of the VB1257 for the BR2-XL means users can combine up to 16 physical machines on to just one blade server, twice as many as competitive blade offerings while requiring only half the power of their offerings - reducing capital expenditure and operational costs by more than 50%. By doubling the number of VMware virtual machines to 16 VMs per blade, the VB1257 solution results in a cost savings of over $40,000 per year in power operational expense and equates to cutting 56,000 kilowatt hours, or approximately 32 tons of CO2 emissions, every year.

The Verari Systems VB1257 blade server and other VMware certified solutions are available now and can be viewed by visiting

With more than 650 members worldwide, the VMware TAP program works with best-of-breed technology partners to provide them a comprehensive set of VMware technical and marketing services, support, tools and expertise to deliver enhanced value to joint customers.

Published Tuesday, July 22, 2008 6:23 PM by David Marshall
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