NetApp, Virtual Iron Target Mainstream

NetApp and Virtual Iron target mainstream market with cost-effective, easy-to-use virtual infrastructure solutions

December 5, 2007

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LOWELL, Mass. -- Virtual Iron Software, a provider of enterprise-class software solutions for server virtualization, today announced that storage solutions from NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP News) are now certified for Virtual Iron’s server virtualization software. The combined solution delivers enterprise-class server and storage virtualization capabilities to the mainstream market and simplifies disaster recovery, streamlines test and development environments, and optimizes system utilization enabling more users to take advantage of the significant benefits of virtual infrastructure.

“The combination of Virtual Iron and NetApp has delivered huge advantages to Meganet, both in hardware and operational cost savings and in streamlining the management of our data center infrastructure,” said Paul Joncas, president and co-founder of Meganet Communications, Inc. “The efficiencies and advantages we gained translate directly into increased service levels and better performance for our customers. We can easily manage our servers and storage and we have achieved a level of cost savings, reliability and ease of deployment previously not available in our previous server environment.”

"Customers are embracing the combined use of storage and server virtualization to reduce data center complexity and to increase IT flexibility," said Patrick Rogers, vice president of Solutions Marketing at NetApp. "NetApp® storage solutions for virtualized environments provide our joint customers the perfect complement to Virtual Iron's server virtualization for all sizes and types of data center environments. With Virtual Iron's native Fibre Channel and iSCSI support, the benefits of a virtualized server and storage environment are now available to a much broader segment of the market."

Network Appliance Inc. (Nasdaq: NTAP)

Virtual Iron Software Inc.

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