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Blade Network Adds VMready to Switches

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- BLADE Network Technologies, Inc. (BLADE), the trusted leader in data center networking, announced that its 1-10 Gigabit Ethernet switches can now be equipped with VMready– the first network virtualization solution that automates the enterprise data center for dynamic “live” migration of virtual machines (VMs).

Data center architects can use BLADE’s VMready switches to overcome network-based obstacles. The inability for security policies to move in concert with the VM is inhibiting broader adoption of server virtualization in the enterprise data center. VMready watches the Virtual Machine environment to ensure that when a live VM moves from one physical host to another, the destination network has been prepared in advance — preserving essential security, access and performance policies.

“In order to fully realize the benefits of server virtualization, dynamic migration of workloads is required,” said Joe Skorupa, Research Vice President, Enterprise Network Services and Infrastructure, Gartner, Inc. “To enable this environment, the underlying network must be able to automatically reconfigure itself to ensure that the appropriate polices and resources are in place before a VM is moved to a new host.”

Blade Network Technologies Inc.