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Sanbolic Supports MS VM

WATERTOWN, Mass. -- Sanbolic, Inc., a leading developer of software to simplify and share SAN storage, today announced support for Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007. Virtual Machine Manager provides a comprehensive management solution for the virtualized data center that enables increased physical server utilization and centralized management of virtual machine infrastructure. Sanbolic has worked with Microsoft to enable virtual machine images stored on a shared Melio FS volume to be managed through the Virtual Machine Manager console. By using Sanbolics Melio Clustered File System and LaScala Volume Manager with SCVMM and Microsoft Virtual Server 2005, customers can simplify both the storage management for virtual machine images as well as the migration of virtual machines. Using Melio FS a virtual machine can be migrated across physical hosts in less than 30 seconds.

Melio FS is a clustered file system that allows multiple servers to have concurrent access to data on a SAN. LaScala is a clustered volume manager that can centrally manage the logical volume configuration and assignment for physical and virtual servers. Sanbolic’s software allows users to store all virtual machine images on a shared SAN storage LUN which is accessible to all physical hosts. There is no need to create a separate LUN for each virtual machine, and no need to copy files or remap the storage connection when migrating a virtual machine between physical hosts. Virtual machines can be centrally backed up from the shared LUN. Sanbolic’s clustered file system works seamlessly with VMM, providing additional functionality for Microsoft’s distributed virtualization solutions.

“System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007 provides customers with new capability to provision, monitor, and manage virtual machines while using a familiar System Center Console,” said David Greschler, director of System Center marketing at Microsoft Corp. “Sanbolic’s Melio FS extends our solution for managing large virtual machine deployments.”

Sanbolic Inc.

Microsoft Corp.