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Virtual Iron Software Wins Top Honors at DEMO@15 and LinuxWorld Expo

Virtualization Company Given 'DEMOGod' and Product Excellence Awards

ACTON, MASS, February 21, 2005 – Virtual Iron Software, Inc. won top honors at two of the industry’s most prestigious trade shows – DEMO@15 and LinuxWorld Expo.

Virtual Iron debuted its VFe virtual computing platform on February 15, 2005, in Scottsdale, Arizona, receiving the DEMO@15 conference 2005 'DEMOgod' award.

According to Demo executive producer Chris Shipley, DEMOgod award recipients were chosen for "…their ability to clearly articulate the jaw-dropping significance of their debuting technologies."

Also on February 15 at LinuxWorld Expo, Virtual Iron was awarded a Product Excellence Award in the category of “Best Utility/Grid Computing solution.”

"The customer reaction to our product launch this week demonstrates that the significance of Virtual Iron VFe solution solves a real world problem that is easily understood and faced by most datacenter managers and in the IT community" said John C. Thibault, President and CEO of Virtual Iron. "Our product's ability to virtualize the data center represents a disruptive technology that solves significant challenges that businesses face every day. We're honored by the LinuxWorld and DEMO recognitions and I accept them on behalf of everyone at Virtual Iron Software who is making great technology that is going to reshape the computing world.”

About Virtual Iron VFe
Virtual Iron VFe is a comprehensive software-based virtual computing platform – the first to combine multiple independent servers to create dynamically scalable, multiplatform virtual servers. It is the only solution that completely separates the physical computing hardware from the operating systems and applications – allowing transparent virtualization of a collection of interconnected physical servers. Commercial availability of VFe release 1.0 will be in Q2 of 2005. For details, visit www.virtualiron.com or call 978-849-1200 or send email to info@virtualiron.com .

About Virtual Iron Software, Inc.
Virtual Iron Software, Inc. provides the only enterprise-class virtual computing platform enabling customers to achieve the highest levels of datacenter utilization, flexibility and significantly lower capital costs.  Founded in March 2003 by a highly regarded team of computer industry veterans, Virtual Iron Software is a privately held company based in Acton, Mass.  More information is available at www.virtualiron.com .

Bob Guilbert
Virtual Iron Software, Inc.
bguilbert @virtualiron.com

Bill Baker
Baker Communications Group