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Virtual Iron Announces Agreement

LOWELL, Mass. -- Virtual Iron Software (www.virtualiron.com), a provider of enterprise-class server virtualization and virtual infrastructure management software, today announced a distribution agreement with IT products distributor Tech Data. The agreement immediately expands the availability of Virtual Irons solutions to a highly qualified group of value-added resellers in the U.S. and opens up the market for server virtualization and management with an affordable alternative to existing proprietary solutions.

Virtual Iron will be distributed through Tech Data’s Advanced Infrastructure Solutions (AIS) Division. Established in February, the division combines a high-touch, consultative sales approach with the distributor's extensive technical expertise and broad product knowledge to help value-added resellers capitalize on the demand for mid-market and enterprise-level server, storage and software solutions. With Virtual Iron, Tech Data will provide a consultative solutions selling approach and target qualified value-added resellers focused on the latest enterprise server, storage and other data center infrastructure solutions.

“By reducing the cost and complexity of production-ready server virtualization and management, Virtual Iron and its distributor and reseller partners are driving mainstream adoption of the technology,” said Jeff Melvin, senior vice president worldwide sales and field operations for Virtual Iron. “Tech Data has a very strong presence across North America and its Advanced Infrastructure Solutions division brings deep expertise in virtualization and IT infrastructure management.”

“Server virtualization enables our value-added resellers to present their end-user customers with a compelling solution that can cut costs and streamline many data center operations,” said Pete Peterson, senior vice president and general manager of Tech Data’s Advanced Infrastructure Solutions Division. “The addition of Virtual Iron strengthens our server virtualization software offering and provides our value-added resellers greater flexibility when developing the latest data center solutions.”

Virtual Iron Software Inc.