Virtual Iron Optimizes Power Usage

Virtual Iron optimizes power usage with new LivePower feature in latest release of its server virtualization platform

August 12, 2008

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LOWELL, Mass. -- Virtual Iron Software (, a provider of comprehensive server virtualization solutions for organizations of all sizes, today announced new power management capabilities in the latest version of its software, Virtual Iron Version 4.4. This release extends Virtual Irons virtual infrastructure management capabilities with the addition of LivePower™, a new experimental feature that automatically optimizes power usage to deliver significant cost-savings and environmental benefits across the data center.

LivePower, available with Virtual Iron Version 4.4, optimizes data center power consumption by monitoring resource utilization in the virtual data center. When there is excess CPU capacity, LivePower consolidates virtual machines onto fewer physical servers and shuts down the remaining devices based on pre-defined policies. When the virtual machine load increases beyond pre-defined thresholds, LivePower turns physical servers back on and live migrates virtual machines to rebalance the virtual data center and ensure that resource requirements and service levels are met.

“Power and cooling reduction has always been a strong driver for our server virtualization efforts,” said Craig Richard, Director of Information Technology at NaviMedix, a provider of online communication solutions for the healthcare industry. “Virtual Iron’s new LivePower is taking those benefits beyond the savings seen from server consolidation by enabling users to automate and optimize their power usage through its management platform.”

Virtual Iron Software Inc.

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