Virtual Iron Unveils New Version

Virtual Iron expands support for business continuity and storage with Version 4.2 of its server virtualization platform

December 11, 2007

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LOWELL, Mass. -- Virtual Iron Software (, a provider of enterprise-class server virtualization and virtual infrastructure software, today announced Version 4.2 of its product. With the new release, Virtual Iron responds to the increased use of its platform in production environments and in support of advanced virtualization use cases such as disaster recovery, high availability and dynamic capacity management. The release, which includes several industry firsts, will be generally available in late December.

Virtual Iron Version 4.2 is the first Xen-based server virtualization solution to include:

  • Multi-pathing for virtual server Ethernet and Fibre Channel networks to support business continuity and redundancy.

  • LiveSnapshot™ - virtual server snapshots for hot backup and patch management. These capabilities enable offloaded, space efficient and no-downtime backups on live virtual machines running in production environments and also reduce the time for virtual machine patching in development and test processes.

  • The ability to dynamically increase the size of both disk groups and virtual disks – providing increased storage on demand.

The release also adds other new capabilities including:

  • Broader OS support, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, to meet demand for mainstream, production use.

  • Packaged Virtual Server tools as an ISO, which appears to the administrator as a virtual CD ROM, to further simplify deployments and upgrades.

“Mobility and availability are two of the most important criteria that end users look to in virtualized environments,” said Mark Bowker, senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. “Virtual Iron has focused on providing the software and tools with these considerations in mind. The Virtual Iron 4.2 software suite provides these critical capabilities as part of an enterprise-class virtualization infrastructure solution that deliver benefits to data center and test environments of all sizes and across all industries.” Virtual Iron Software Inc.

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