SAN FRANCISCO -- Azaleos(R) Corporation (www.azaleos.com), leading provider of turnkey, on-premises, managed end to end messaging solutions for Microsoft Exchange environments, today showcased a technology preview of its upcoming Microsoft Exchange 2007 managed virtual appliance, a new extension of the Azaleos OneServer product line. The new Azaleos virtualization functionality for its OneServer messaging appliance will expand Azaleos' set of managed solutions into the virtual world, delivering highly available solutions with lower physical server costs. No other company currently offers managed infrastructure solutions that deliver mission critical applications such as Microsoft Exchange with integrated, best-of-breed monitoring, archiving, disaster recovery, business continuity with remote management, and high availability within a virtualized environment.
Azaleos, a leader in Exchange solutions with over 40,000 e-mail seats under management, is seeing its customers starting to examine ways to lower costs by setting virtualization targets for 2008, with some IT organizations setting targets as high as 30 to 100% of their server infrastructure. With the advances in virtualization capabilities this last year, products that don't use all of the resources of the physical server such as Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Sharepoint, and BlackBerry Enterprise Servers, and yet often require deployment of different servers and server roles, are ripe for virtualization as a standalone project or as part of a server consolidation. Helping enterprises of all sizes achieve significant savings on their hardware infrastructure and server management is a significant benefit of the new Azaleos offering being demonstrated this week in the Key Information Systems booth at the VMworld Conference.
"Customers continue to tell us that they want to get the most performance and flexibility out of their server hardware in order to maximize their server investment," said Keith McCall, Azaleos CTO, "Azaleos' virtualization of OneServer will enable customers to increase physical server utilization, reduce costs and create an agile and dynamic e-mail solution. It's all part of Azaleos' ongoing effort to provide the best possible on-premise managed end to end messaging solutions for our customers."