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ToutVirtual Offered With Microsoft

CARLSBAD, Calif. -- ToutVirtual, an emerging leader in management software for virtual computing infrastructures, today announced it is one of the first independent software vendors (ISV) with a virtualization software appliance for Microsofts Virtual Server 2005 R2. ToutVirtual will offer its Virtual IQ Pro for Microsoft as a software appliance – turnkey and pre-configured for easy installation as part of Microsoft’s Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) Test Drive Program.

Under this program, the combined ToutVirtual and Microsoft solution is offered only for evaluation and demo purposes. More information about the Microsoft VHD test drive program is available at

VirtualIQ Pro for Microsoft is a ready-to-run software appliance for monitoring and controlling the entire virtualization management stack. It provides capacity planning information with real time and historical data on physical and virtual host utilization. It is easy to deploy, supports multiple virtual platforms under one console, provides event-based alerting, and brings virtual infrastructure management to a new level of simplicity. This solution, with real time contextual drill down, enables IT staff to identify problems quickly for increased IT productivity.

“We are pleased that ToutVirtual is offering a virtualization solution for managing heterogeneous environments,” said Tony Bailey, senior product manager, Windows Server Division at Microsoft Corp. “ToutVirtual’s VirtualIQ Pro for Microsoft software appliance allows customers to confidently evaluate enterprise software from Microsoft and its software partners in a fraction of the time.”

ToutVirtual Inc.