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DynamicOps Reduces Virtual Machine Sprawl

BURLINGTON, Mass., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- DynamicOps, a venture-funded Credit Suisse spinoff, is introducing a new generation of automated virtualization management software with a unique capability -- automated resource reclamation -- that identifies and reclaims inactive and abandoned virtual machines to control virtual machine sprawl.

DynamicOps Virtual Resource Manager (VRM) is the first virtualization management software to automate the manual process required to reclaim and recycle unneeded virtual machines. The new VRM 3.2 helps companies use their virtualization infrastructure much more efficiently, reducing the need for IT staff to manually reclaim unused virtual machines and making the best use of IT assets. This improved efficiency results in significant cost savings.

"A typical company, with 1,000 virtual machines and 10 percent of them inactive or abandoned, can expect to save $80,000 to $100,000 on capital expenditures annually from automated resource reclamation," explained Richard Krueger, CEO, DynamicOps. "Even if the automated process is run more frequently than their previous manual process, companies can save another $20,000 in operational expenses associated with manually reclaiming inactive machines."

With VRM, companies can easily apply the well-known, eco-friendly "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" theme to virtualization management, Krueger added. The software, in high demand by companies that want to achieve significant cost savings and faster ROI for their virtualization initiatives, provides essential tools to reduce over-provisioning of virtual machines, help companies reuse virtual resources quickly and easily, and identify virtual machines ready for recycling.

VRM automates the planning, deployment and ongoing management of virtual servers and desktops, from the time they're created until they're retired. Using VRM, enterprises deliver and manage virtual machines independent of the hypervisor, connection broker, and image deployment technology involved, all through a single console.

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