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Virtual Iron Technology Partners

Virtual Iron partners with best-in-class technology companies to deliver complete solutions that minimize data center complexity and costs while maximizing IT resources. By integrating leading technologies from our partners with Virtual Iron's virtual infrastructure platform, we provide the most comprehensive and effective virtualization solutions available to solve our customers’ data center challenges.


AMD LogoAMD is a leading global provider of innovative microprocessor solutions which include its Opteron™ processor-based servers which provide the processor-based foundation for maximizing the benefits of virtualization software solutions from Virtual Iron. Virtual Iron and AMD are jointly aligned to help enterprises partition, consolidate, and manage mission-critical systems.

“We see a number of enterprises looking to leverage Virtual Iron on the AMD Opteron processor in their data centers,” said Joe Menard, corporate vice president, Software Strategy for AMD. “Virtual Iron’s support for the AMD Opteron processor, combined with the throughput and performance advantages of AMD’s Direct Connect Architecture technology, help provide customers the flexibility and efficiency of a virtualized environment, and at the same time reduce total cost of ownership.”



Citrix LogoCitrix Presentation Server virtualizes the delivery of client-server applications, enabling them to be centrally deployed and managed while providing easy, secure, instant access for any user anywhere. This approach ensures the best total cost of ownership (TCO), security, availability, and performance for client/server applications.

"Virtualization has the proven ability to deliver huge advantages to IT organizations administering hosted desktops in driving cost savings through improved productivity," said Chris Fleck, VP of Platform Development at Citrix. "We are pleased to work with Virtual Iron in meeting the advanced needs of our customers."



DataCore LogoDataCore SANmelody software converts PC servers into cost-effective disk servers and virtual SANs. Simple, low-cost networked storage combined with virtual infrastructure enables benefits such as no downtime maintenance, automatic capacity management, and business continuity without spare hardware.

"SANmelody allows customers to build cost-effective and flexible storage networks delivering the highest levels of data protection using standard servers and networks," said George Teixeira, President and CEO, DataCore Software. "Together, Virtual Iron and DataCore are dramatically changing the economics of virtualization and delivering enterprise-class capabilities and ROI to the mainstream market."

Delivering Enterprise-Class Server & Storage Virtualization [PDF]

The Power of Virtualization - Virtual Storage and Virtual Servers - Record Webcast hosted by Virtual Iron and DataCore



Emulex LogoVirtual Iron makes use of a standard Emulex HBA driver in the virtualization layer that has passed Virtual Iron testing across a wide variety of SAN environments. This allows virtual machines running in Virtual Iron to access storage through a certified storage stack. For more information, click here.

"Emulex is working closely with Virtual Iron to further expand the adoption of server virtualization within the enterprise data center. Our joint collaborations simplify storage administration and lower cost of ownership for our mutual customers, while ensuring SAN management best practices, such as zoning and LUN mapping, through the deployment of enterprise-class Emulex LightPulse Virtual HBAs," said Mike Smith, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at Emulex.



Fabric7 LogoFabric7 bundles Virtual Iron’s virtual infrastructure management software with its high-performance, AMD Opteron™ processor-based servers, to provide customers with maximum flexibility and reliability when deploying and managing enterprise-class applications in a virtual environment. For more information, click here.

"As the cost and complexity of managing an IT infrastructure continues to grow, customers are in need of ever greater flexibility and precision in managing their computing resources," said Dr. Sharad Mehrotra, CEO of Fabric7. "The fabric computing architecture delivers a new standard of price/performance for x86 servers, and Virtual Iron’s enterprise-class virtualization and management solutions will further enable our systems to redefine the economics of enterprise computing to our customers’ benefit.”



HP LogoVirtual Iron has certified a wide range of industry standard HP servers and SAN to create virtual infrastructure.



IBM ServerProven LogoVirtual Iron is an IBM Business Partner that optimizes the total cost of ownership, increases manageability, and reduces infrastructure costs for users deploying industry standard IBM blade and rack mounted servers for Windows and Linux in virtual environments. Virtual Iron is a member of the IBM® BladeCenter® Alliance Program and certified as IBM® Server Proven™ and Ready for DB2™. For more information, click here.

“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.”



Intel LogoVirtual Iron’s software and solutions take full advantage of Intel’s hardware-assisted virtualization features intrinsic to platforms powered by both Dual-Core and Quad Core Intel Xeon processors. Virtual Iron is an Intel Capital portfolio company.

“Intel Virtualization Technology provides a foundation for Virtual Iron to efficiently create new and better software capabilities that build upon Intel's platform innovation,” said Diane Bryant, Vice President and General Manager of Intel’s Server Platforms Group. “By supporting Intel Virtualization Technology in its products, Virtual Iron is helping to increase flexibility and reduce total cost of ownership for its enterprise customers.”



Microsoft LogoMicrosoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Virtual Iron’s solutions support Microsoft Windows operating systems and applications.



Novell LogoNovell helps customers manage, simplify, secure and integrate their technology environments by leveraging best-of-breed, open standards-based software. Virtual Iron and Novell work jointly to certify and support the management of multiple unmodified operating systems in a virtualization environment. For more information, click here.

“Our partnership with Virtual Iron is another example of Novell’s strategy to deliver choice to our customers,” said Hal Bennett, vice president of global alliances for Novell. “With Virtual Iron on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, our support for it and other leading virtualization solutions gives our customers tools to create a flexible and agile data center.”



PlateSpin LogoPlateSpin PowerRecon provides analysis capabilities that optimize the consolidation of physical servers into Virtual Iron virtual infrastructure. PlateSpin PowerConvert and Virtual Iron provide users with the ability to migrate physical servers into Virtual Iron virtual infrastructure to quickly achieve the benefits of large-scale server consolidation, rapid provisioning, high availability and capacity management. For more information, click here.

"PlateSpin’s broad multi-platform support for today’s leading virtualization platforms provides flexibility and customer choice in enterprise virtualization solutions. Utilizing new capabilities in Virtual Iron 3.1, PlateSpin PowerRecon™ and PowerConvert™ help customers comprehensively analyze and optimize their data center infrastructure, providing operational advantages and capital expense reduction." Stephen Pollack, CEO, PlateSpin Ltd

Reducing Costs and Complexity in the Data Center [PDF]

PlateSpin PowerConvert and Virtual Iron Implementation Guide



QLogic LogoVirtual Iron makes use of a standard Qlogic HBA driver in the virtualization layer that has passed Virtual Iron testing across a wide variety of SAN environments. This allows virtual machines running in Virtual Iron to access storage through a certified storage stack. For more information, click here.

“QLogic customers in Global 2000 corporations are consolidating Linux and Windows infrastructure for better utilization. With support for popular Windows Server 2003, SANbox switches, and SANblade HBAs, Virtual Iron 3.1 allows customers to consolidate Linux and Windows server and SAN infrastructure quickly and cost effectively.” Frank Berry, Vice President of Marketing QLogic Corp.


Reflex Security

Reflex Security LogoReflex Security, Inc., a pioneer in network intrusion prevention, delivers real-time network security through its innovative products and its IPS Everywhere™ approach to enterprise-wide security.

“Virtual networks are very attractive to our enterprise customers as they reduce server proliferation, increase utilization, and simplify IT infrastructure,” said Bob Darabant, EVP of Sales and Marketing of Reflex Security.



rPath LogorPath enables Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to combine their software applications with Linux and related open source components to create virtual appliances. ISVs can now create virtual appliances that are optimized for the Virtual Iron platform with zero incremental engineering costs.

“rPath provides the first and only platform for creating and maintaining virtual appliances in all of the industry leading virtualization formats”, said Keith Boswell, vice president of marketing of rPath. “We are pleased to work with Virtual Iron to deliver the many benefits of an advanced virtualized environment, including improved server utilization, business continuity and automated capacity management.”



Sun LogoVirtual Iron has certified the Sun x4100 to create virtual infrastructure. For more information, click here.



Virtual appliances are changing how software is packaged and distributed, allowing ISVs to develop self-contained application stacks that are easy to deploy and more reliable than traditional methods. VirtualAppliances.net provides and supports pre-built virtual appliances that run on Virtual Iron.

"Customers are using our nano-sized Virtual Appliances to significantly lower the total cost of ownership of enterprise software,” said Stephen Dennis, President of VirtualAppliances.net. “Customers are realizing a reduced the skills gap, improving business agility and continuity, a smaller resource footprint, all with the confidence of a supported certified software stack tuned to the Virtual Iron environment.”


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