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Avocent Upgrades Mgt. Software

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Avocent Corporation (NASDAQ: AVCT), a global leader in IT Operations Management, today announced the latest release of DSView 3 Management Software, now with additional support for access and control of complex hybrid virtual and physical server environments.

New is support for Citrix XenServer virtual environments, enabling customers to use a single browser-based management tool for a federated view of multiple virtual and physical servers in a single screen – important for managing virtual servers that are in a constant state of change. DSView 3 Software was the industry’s first to manage hybrid virtual-physical environments when support for the VMware Virtual Infrastructure became available a year ago.

“A recent Avocent survey polling nearly 300 IT managers shows 89% of those polled are virtualizing servers – a major jump in the adoption rate over just last year, showing the increase in virtual sprawl is becoming much like the physical server sprawl of the last decade, said Ben Grimes, CTO of Avocent. “This adoption of virtualization technology is due to increased hardware and power costs, which brings additional management challenges. With this version of DSView 3 software, we expand our heterogeneous support of virtualized environments by adding Citrix XenServer support, so IT administrators now have an even more robust set of tools to manage some of the most complex issues within their environment, power and virtualization.”

Avocent Corp.