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VMLogix Teams with Citrix and Carpathia to Bring Virtual Lab Management to the Cloud
VMLogix, Inc., a provider of virtual machine management solutions designed for software companies and IT organizations, today announced it is working with Citrix Systems, Inc. and Carpathia Hosting to bring development and testing workloads to the cloud (see today’s related news from Citrix and Carpathia). As part of the agreement, VMLogix LabManager will integrate with the Carpathia InstantOn enterprise cloud offering which is powered by Citrix XenServer. The joint InstantOn Virtual Lab solution will deliver an easy-to-use virtual lab management solution to cloud environments and provide a smooth transition from preproduction to production environments while significantly reducing lab costs when compared with dedicated development and test labs.

In 2009, VMLogix announced an OEM agreement with Citrix to bundle VMLogix LabManager into XenServer to add application lifecycle management (ALM) capabilities to the solution as well as the ability to develop and test software in virtualized environments. This new agreement with Citrix and Carpathia will incorporate VMLogix virtual lab automation and ALM functionality into the InstantOn Virtual Lab solution. This full-featured development and test solution supports complex topologies including firewall, load balancers and complex networks consistent with network production deployments.

“Our customers will be able to leverage powerful automation features to deploy and manage virtual labs for development, testing and product evaluation using the InstantOn Virtual Lab solution powered by VMLogix LabManager,” said Jon Greaves, CTO at Carpathia Hosting. “Carpathia’s Cloud platforms are perfectly suited to these workloads and consumption patterns.  We’re excited to work with Citrix and VMLogix to help our enterprise and government customers deploy InstantOn Virtual Lab solution.”

The software development and test use case has traditionally been the first workload to move to emerging technology infrastructures. With virtualization, dev/test organizations led the adoption in their preproduction environments. Market analysts again expect that these workloads will be the first to migrate over to cloud environments.

"This partnership builds on our already strong relationship with VMLogix," said Sunil Potti, vice president, product management and product marketing, Networking and Cloud Product Group, Citrix. "We are looking forward to working with them and Carpathia, one of our leading cloud providers, to deliver this cloud solution to the market. The dev/test environment is a great candidate workload to move to the cloud, and this joint offering makes it easy for customers to start migrating to the cloud today."

“This joint solution will make it even easier for customers to get started right away developing and testing software in the cloud,” said Sameer Dholakia, CEO of VMLogix. “Using VMLogix LabManager, organizations don’t have to wait until they establish a dedicated dev/test lab. Instead, they can immediately begin deploying and managing virtual labs in the Carpathia InstantOn Virtual Lab solution.”

Availability
The InstantOn Virtual Lab solution will be generally available in Q3. To learn more about VMLogix virtual lab automation solutions on Carpathia InstantOn and Citrix XenServer, visit http://www.carpathia.com/virtual_lab .

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The VMLogix blog
VMLogix products
VMLogix case studies

Published Thursday, May 13, 2010 2:17 PM by David Marshall
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