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Version 2.0 responds to increasing market demand for the Virtual Iron solution running on the AMD Opteron, the world's first x86 processor for both 32-bit and 64-bit computing. Enterprises can now use Virtual Iron with both single and Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors, giving customers a choice of industry-standard processors to help drive price performance and improve data center manageability.
"We see a number of enterprises looking to leverage Virtual Iron on the AMD Opteron processor in their data centers," said Joe Menard, corporate vice president of software strategy for AMD. "Virtual Iron's support for the AMD Opteron processor, combined with the throughput and performance advantages of AMD's Direct Connect Architecture technology, help provide customers the flexibility and efficiency of a virtualized environment, and at the same time reduce total cost of ownership."
Version 2.0 also extends Virtual Iron's support for IBM servers to include BladeCenter. With integrated I/O interconnects, networking and built-in redundancy, IBM BladeCenter provides a flexible, high performance foundation for utility computing initiatives. Virtual Iron's latest release virtualizes all BladeCenter components, including processors, memory, storage and networking, to speed deployments and migrations, while also providing outstanding scalability. Virtual Iron's policy-based management also makes use of health status information from BladeCenter components to allow automated actions in the event of failures.
Virtual Iron is also delivering new levels of flexibility and operational efficiency for managing complex, enterprise-level workloads such as J2EE application servers with Version 2.0. The software demonstrated excellent performance in a recent benchmark test, SPECjAppServer2004, which measures commercial J2EE application servers. The benchmark was created by the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC).
"The enhancements we've delivered in Version 2.0 are a natural extension of our core capabilities and a direct response to customer demand," said Mike Grandinetti, chief marketing officer at Virtual Iron. "These enterprises are moving beyond single-server partitioning and leveraging the full power of data center virtualization and the dramatic gains it offers in agility, performance and operating cost. "
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