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Product and Technology Overview

Enterprise-Class Virtualization and Management for Less

Free Download
of Virtual Iron 3.5
- Compare to VMware
- Enterprise-Class
- Support All Use Cases
- LiveMigrate and more

Virtual Iron provides enterprise-class software for server virtualization & virtual infrastructure management. The product offers comparable capabilities and performance to established proprietary offerings – for less than 20 percent of the cost.

By taking full advantage of industry standards and open source economics, Virtual Iron dramatically reduces the cost and complexity of virtualization and for the first time, makes production-ready capabilities available to the mainstream market.

A Comprehensive Virtualization Solution

Virtualization OverviewVirtual Iron enables server partitioning for single and multi-server configuration and advanced management capabilities for rapid provisioning, high availability (LiveMigrate™, LiveRecovery™), disaster recovery (LiveRecovery™), workload management and policy-based automation (LiveCapacity™). With these advanced capabilities, users can:

  • Virtualize enterprise-class workloads running on unmodified Windows and Linux operating systems.
  • Improve the utilization of current systems and reduce power, space and cooling issues through server consolidation.
  • Quickly set up development, test and production environments.
  • Recover from failures quickly, reliably and cost-efficiently.
  • Match resource capacity to workload demands automatically.
  • Reduce human labor and errors via policy-based automation.

The Virtual Iron platform consists of three components: 

1. Virtual Iron Virtualization Manager Virtual Data Centerprovides a central place to control and automate virtual resources. It  streamlines tasks that are normally highly manual and time-intensive and significantly reduce data center costs and complexity.

2. Virtual Iron Virtualization Services are deployed automatically on bare-metal, industry-standard servers without requiring software installation or management. These features streamline data center management and reduce operational costs.

3. Open Source Virtualization, based on an open source hypervisor derived from the open source community project, is the first software loaded when the physical server boots. The hypervisor manages all hardware resources and leverages the hardware-assisted virtualization capabilities built into Intel and AMD processors to create an abstraction layer between physical hardware and virtual resources.

Virtual Iron is sold exclusively through a select group of authorized Virtual Iron Channel One Partners. For your convenience, it is also available here for purchase and download, in limited quantities, at $499 per socket. For larger quantities and volume pricing, please contact your value-added reseller. You may also download free versions of the product here for evaluation.

Supported Operating Systems

Virtual Iron supports the following operating systems:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (32- and 64-Bit)  
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 (32- and 64-Bit)  
  • Windows XP (32-Bit)  
  • Windows 2003 (32-Bit)  

Additional System Requirements