September 16, 2008
LAS VEGAS, Sept. 16 -- Verari Systems, a premier developer of energy efficient datacenter consolidation platforms utilizing independent blade-based computing and storage solutions, today announced that its VB2242 server blade is now certified for use with VMware ESX 3.5. Optimized for space-constrained enterprise computing using the energy-efficient Verari Systems BladeRack 2 XL (BR2-XL) platform, the VB2242 and the recently announced VB1257 server blades provide significantly lower total cost of ownership than any competing product on a per VMware image basis.
"Verari Systems is making its customers' lives easier by enabling them to get the most out of the latest multicore processing power and VMware virtualization software while lessening management overhead at essentially no cost to the user experience," said Bernie Mills, senior director of alliances programs at VMware. "As a VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program member, Verari Systems is providing flexible ways for companies to meet the growing and ever-changing needs of enterprise computing."
The Verari Systems VB2242 blade is powered by the latest low power Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processors, is available with up to 192GB of RAM and can house up to 528 cores per rack. This industry-leading density, efficiency and scalability translates into an increased number of virtual machines per blade, providing customers with the industry's best virtualization solution in both 2VU and 1VU form factors.
"Just about every datacenter is looking to stretch its budget without compromising its effectiveness, and one good step along that path is to combine blade computing with virtualization software," said Mark Peters, analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. "Datacenter managers can combine VMware together with hardware platforms such as Verari Systems' BladeRack 2 server and storage systems, and are then able to run multiple applications on a single server while still realizing performance and energy efficiency advantages."
"Our blade server innovations are a perfect solution for today's Web 2.0 applications, where virtualization of resources is a key factor in ROI," said Dan Gatti, senior vice president of worldwide market operations at Verari Systems. "The strong demand we see for our BladeRack 2 platforms is partly driven by offering an attractive combination of technologies that combine with VMware ESX 3.5, enabling customers to fully realize the benefits of virtualization and energy efficiency."
The Verari Systems VMware certified solutions are available now and can be viewed by visiting http://www.verari.com/vmware_solutions.asp. For the ultimate virtualization experience, visit Verari Systems at VMworld in booth #1049.
Verari Systems is a member of the VMware TAP Select program, VIP Enterprise Program, and System Builder program. With more than 700 members worldwide, the VMware TAP program works with best-of-breed technology partners to provide them a comprehensive set of VMware technical and marketing services, support, tools and expertise to deliver enhanced value to joint customers.
About Verari Systems
Verari Systems Inc. is the premier developer of energy efficient datacenter and desktop consolidation platforms utilizing independent blade-based compute and storage solutions that are defining a new era in the green datacenter. Verari Systems is a market leader in blade storage and energy efficient platforms. Organizations such as Wachovia, Akamai, Microsoft, Qualcomm, CGGVeritas, Harris, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Sony Imageworks, as well as top universities and research institutions worldwide, are among the customers who have chosen Verari Systems' line of award-winning high density blade storage and servers, rack-optimized platforms and software solutions. To learn more about Verari Systems and its unique solutions, visit http://www.verari.com/.
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