MANCHESTER, England and BEAVERTON,Ore. – June 21, 2011 – Virtensys™ Ltd, a provider of I/Ovirtualization solutions, today announced its membership in theNetApp Alliance Partner Program as an Advantage Alliance Partner.Virtensys is collaborating with NetApp to integrate the VirtensysVIO-4000 series I/O virtualization appliances with NetApp®unified storage systems to help customers overcome I/O challenges.With this partnership, customers will be able to reap the benefitsof I/O virtualization, simplifying data center operations andrealizing significant cost and power savings through increasedefficiency.
The Virtensys I/O virtualization appliancesreduce and automate the repetitive and manual operations needed toset up, maintain, change and manage I/O profiles for a group ofservers. Servers can be wired once and then re-purposed at will tosupport different applications without making any physical changes,reducing the number of resources needed to effectively run ITorganizations.
“For many IT environments today, I/O can be abottleneck. We are glad to work with NetApp to help our jointcustomers consolidate, share, and dynamically allocate I/Oresources based on application needs, while receiving fullconnectivity bandwidth to the corporate network and storageinfrastructures,” said Stephen Spellicy, vice president ofmarketing at Virtensys. “We are looking forward to our relationshipwith NetApp and the combined benefits that we can now bring to ourcustomers.”
“With the NetApp Alliance Partner Program, webring solution providers with complementary technologies togetherto help our customers increase flexibility and efficiency wellbeyond what they could do with one vendor alone,” said PatrickRogers, vice president of Corporate Alliances at NetApp. “Virtensys’ membership in the NetApp Alliance Partner Program meansthat our customers can now have the latest I/O virtualizationtechnologies in their current IT environments for a more agile andorganized data center.”
About the NetApp Alliance PartnerProgram
The NetApp Alliance Partner Program provides qualifiedinfrastructure and application providers with access to NetAppsolutions, software development kits, technical support, training,certification, product information, and marketing and salesassistance. Customers benefit by having access to best-of-breedpartner solutions that are tested to work with NetApp storage.Additional information on the NetApp Alliance Partner Program isavailable at www.netapp.com/alliances.
Virtensys’ award-winning VIO-4000 series I/O virtualizationappliances are changing the way IT managers manage and deploy I/Oresources to standard rackmount-based servers, enabling a moreagile, scalable and dynamic data center. Built upon Virtensys’patented PCIe I/O virtualization technology, the VIO-4000 productline consolidates and virtualizes traditional server network andstorage I/O connectivity for both physical and virtualized serverenvironments. Server administrators can now simply “wire-once” andthen remotely manage and provision their I/O resources as needed.For more information, visit www.virtensys.com or www.facebook.com/virtensys.
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