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Objectronix, Cardpoint Team

LONDON -- Cardpoint Plc, a leading provider of cash machines for retail environments, has appointed Objectronix Ltd, a virtualized infrastructure and IT security specialist to implement virtual servers. Objectronix proposed and delivered SWsoft's Virtuozzo operating system (OS) virtualization software as the only virtual server solution that not only slashes the physical server requirement, but is also able to run mission critical high I/O applications.

Harris Bokhari, infrastructure service manager at Cardpoint said, "When we evaluated the products, we were particularly impressed with Virtuozzo as OS virtualization avoids the poor performance caused by double caching, which is associated with virtualizing the hardware. With hardware virtualization like VMware, each VM has to write to both itself and the physical server and this can really erode the efficiency being gained. This is particularly important to us as we wanted to virtualize Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle databases, and needed to avoid degradation in I/O."

"On top of that, we were staggered by the price difference between Virtuozzo and VMware ESX Server. Virtuozzo just offered so much more value for money, meaning we could buy a brand new server, upgrade the memory on an existing server, and buy extra Virtuozzo licenses for the same as VMware ESX," continued Bokhari.

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