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Virtual Iron, LeftHand Expand Alliance

LOWELL, Mass. -- Virtual Iron Software ( today announced it has expanded its business relationship with LeftHand Networks ( by joining LeftHand's Technology Alliance Program. Together, the companies offer enterprise-class server and storage virtualization capabilities to the mainstream market and enable more users to take advantage of the significant benefits of virtual infrastructure management.

Virtual Iron provides a comprehensive, enterprise-class server virtualization and management platform without the cost and complexity of comparable alternatives. LeftHand Networks leads the iSCSI SAN market and its SAN solutions built with the SAN/iQ storage software enable an infrastructure that enhances storage utilization, data protection and virtualized server availability. The combined solutions offer customers highly available and completely scalable virtualized server and storage environments that provide immediate improvements in resource utilization, simplified patch management, back up and disaster recovery for more cost-effective capacity management.

According to Bruce Waslie, Senior Systems Engineer at Koch Logistics, a transportation logistics company, "Both Virtual Iron and LeftHand Networks offer packages at the right price-point and with the features and functionality of far more expensive options." Waslie continued, "We sought out technologies that were functional right out of the box, required little training, and offered high availability and resiliency. Both Virtual Iron and LeftHand Networks have proven invaluable to our business."

Virtual Iron Software Inc.