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Industry Recognition

Since its founding in 2003, Virtual Iron has consistently been recognized by leading analysts, press, industry organizations and technology companies in the market. Below is a sampling of industry awards and recognition.

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“The industry needs an alternative to proprietary and expensive virtualization solutions,” said Eric Bogatie, President of NI Solutions, a managed web service provider. “We want to leverage open source economics to consolidate our multi-OS data centers, but we require proven reliability, scalability and manageability to ensure we deliver on our service level agreements. With this new release, Virtual Iron is offering an enterprise-class solution based on open, industry-standards. We like the direction they are taking.”
NI Solutions Group
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"[The] Xen [product] uses an open-source distribution model. This, together with Xen’s gathering vendor support and the increasingly urgent need to solve the problems of ‘server sprawl’ – sets the stage for a potentially dramatic industry shift,” said Tom Bittman, VP and Distinguished Analyst at Gartner.
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“By leveraging Intel Virtualization Technology and open source standards, Virtual Iron continues to increase flexibility and reduce total cost of ownership for enterprise customers,” said Diane Bryant, Vice President and General Manager of Intel’s Server Platforms Group. “This innovation on top of Intel’s industry-leading Xeon platforms enables Virtual Iron to efficiently create new and better software capabilities for users.”
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“Virtual Iron’s support for industry standards brings users a new level of choice and flexibility in the enterprise data center,” said Juhi Jotwani, director of BladeCenter Solutions, IBM Systems and Technology Group. “IBM BladeCenter customers are increasingly exploiting virtualization as a means to reduce TCO while capitalizing on production-class performance.”
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"Novell and Virtual Iron are focused on delivering enterprise-class virtual infrastructure management solutions for the data center based upon open standards such as SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and the Xen hypervisor" said Roger Levy, vice president and general manager of Open Platform Solutions for Novell. "This partnership is an important part of our continued commitment to offer customers their choice of industry-leading virtualization solutions."

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"Akibia is working with a number of Fortune 1000 companies to help them lower total cost of ownership in the data center by migrating to industry standard infrastructure like x86 servers and Linux." said Ken Mclaurin, Senior Open Source Marketing Manager at Akibia. "By combining the Xen hypervisor with its own advanced virtualization capabilities, Virtual Iron has the ability to deliver the enterprise-class performance these customers are accustomed to receiving on proprietary Unix platforms."

IDC logo"Products such as Virtual Iron's offer the policy-based management environment that can support multiple server virtualization technologies. This allows the organization to see a simple, consistent, coherent view rather than all of the complexities of the physical configuration."
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Cisco Systems logo"This type of virtualization promises to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and ability to deliver services rapidly in a data center environment."
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Illuminata logo"The ability to treat a data center as a single virtualized pool of compute, memory, and I/O is clearly an ultimate goal of server virtualization.
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Virtual Iron is an Associate Partner in the Sun Partner Advantage Program.  With its support of Opteron-based Sun Fire servers, Virtual Iron helps reduce cost and complexity in the enterprise data center for Linux customers.
IBMVirtual Iron has obtained the "Ready for IBM DB2 Software for Linux" designation and proven that it can provide businesses with greater flexibility, management and availability for their DB2 environments.
NovellVirtual Iron has achieved Novell Ready partner status and is specifically designed to work with the Novell family of enterprise-class solutions.
Network WorldVirtual Iron was recently named one of Network World's 2005 Start-Ups to Watch - a select group of dynamic companies with recognized for their innovative technologies aimed at solving networking's toughest problems
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At Linux World in February 2005, Virtual Iron was awarded the Product Excellence Award for "Best Utility/Grid Computing solution."


Virtual Iron's Data Center Virtualization and Management software solution won top honors at DEMO@15 in February 2005.