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1Sep/130

DataCore Storage Virtualization Software Delivers 100% Uptime to Support Cloud Computing and Managed Services for iomart hosting

Reading, United Kingdom and Fort Lauderdale, Florida (PRWEB) March 5, 2010

DataCore Software, a leading provider of storage virtualization software, today announced that iomart hosting, one of the UK's fastest growing managed services providers, is using DataCore's SANsymphony solution to provide the high-availability backbone for iomart's hosted customers.

9Aug/130

Global Cloud Computing Virtualization Market to 2016: Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast Available Online at ResearchMoz.us


Albany, NY (PRWEB) June 27, 2013

Researchmoz presents this most up-to-date research on Cloud Computing Virtualization - Market Strategies, Shares, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2010-2016. The report focuses primarily on quantitative market metrics in order to characterize the growth and evolution of the Cloud Computing Virtualization Market.

Cloud Computing Virtualization: Market Shares and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2010-2016. Virtualization of software and servers creates ways to create more effective automated control of business process. The on-demand deployment model depends on the implementation of cloud computing. The ability to deploy virtual application images on any platform at any time has increased significantly. Business software as a service SaaS applications and cloud computing models have matured and adoption has become an issue for every IT department.

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Private cloud systems provide security, response time, and service availability. Applications, platforms, and infrastructure are evolving separately. SaaS software as a service application is widely known by the salesforce.com computing model. Platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) complement SaaS as compelling aspects of cloud computing and infrastructure services. An organizations application development team and the application portfolio need to be managed as a piecemeal part of the IT infrastructure. It is generally managed on an application by application basis. Applications represent a major source of IT value and are a large IT cost component.

Markets depend on virtualization to make information technology delivery a utility. On demand systems scale to meet the needs of users and users only pay for the capacity they use. Strategies relate to different ways to position software, hardware and services for the most effective product set. The 2010 study has 736 pages, 231 tables and figures.

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The popularity of the on-demand deployment model has increased significantly. Systems provide security, response time, and service availability. SaaS software as a service application is widely known by the salesforce.com computing model illustrates. Business applications and computing models have matured and adoption has become an issue for every IT department. Platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) have joined SaaS as compelling aspects of cloud computing applications and infrastructure services.

The IBM mainframe has the reliability, scalability, security, large block of memory, shared workload capability, and remote support capability needed in cloud computing. These are called the ity features. IBM mainframe leads enterprise cloud computing. IBM mainframe strategy seeks to permit users to utilize data, applications and services from any device and from any location based on open standards.

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The IBM mainframe is able to virtualize new workload. The IFL virtualization provides a stable secure hosting environment for thousands of application images. IBM SOA cloud software is the leading integration system with 72% market share of a rapidly growing systems architecture. The code modules provide a way to make flexible systems that respond to changing market conditions.

Cisco virtualization is delivered through Unified Computing. As a premier networking company, Cisco has designed a compelling architecture that bridges the silos in the data center. A unified architecture uses industry standard technologies. Key to Cisco's approach is the ability to unite compute, network, storage access, and virtualization resources. A single energy efficient system can reduce IT infrastructure costs and complexity. It is used to extend capital assets and improve business agility.

Hewlett Packard High-performance computing (HPC) markets are powered by the adoption of Linux clusters. High-performance computing (HPC) markets are powered by the adoption of Linux clusters. Cluster complexity is rampant hardware parallelism: systems averaging thousands of processors, each of them a multi-core chip whose core count doubles every 18.24 months.

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The cloud business solutions, social media, and platform systems of engagement market is expanding. Cloud solution markets at $ 34.7 billion in 2013 are anticipated to reach $ 123 billion by 2019. Market growth comes as cloud computing is used to aggregate data from the smart phone end points and integrate it with front end web data and back end transaction system data.

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3Mar/130

Mandriva First Linux to Include Operating System-Level Virtualization Technology

Paris and Herndon, VA (PRWEB) May 28, 2006

Mandriva, the publisher of the popular Mandriva Linux operating system, and the OpenVZ project today announced that the OpenVZ operating system virtualization software will be included as part of the Mandriva Corporate Server 4.0.

OpenVZ is operating system level server virtualization software technology, built on Linux, which creates isolated, secure virtual environments on a single physical server enabling greater server utilization and superior availability with fewer performance penalties. The virtual servers ensure that applications do not conflict and can be re-booted independently.

Mandriva Corporate Server 4.0 is the foundation for a stable and cost-effective open source infrastructure for organizations building on Linux.

The OpenVZ technology is a perfect match for our next Mandriva Corporate Server release 4.0. It provides our customers with a proven virtualization layer to deliver flexible and efficient solutions. We are pleased to offer OpenVZ as a standard component in the Mandriva Corporate Server 4.0 toolbox to simplify production management and maximize hardware usage, said David Barth, CTO at Mandriva.

Embedding the OpenVZ technology directly into the Mandriva kernel will give Mandriva customers unparalleled virtualization functionality, said Kir Kolyshkin, manager of the OpenVZ project. Were very pleased to work with Mandriva and make our technology widely available via the popular Linux distribution.

OpenVZ is also an excellent open source project. By making it available more widely and easily as part of Mandriva Linux, we hope to widen the user community and help improve the integration of virtualization technologies into a standard Linux kernel, added Klara Mika, ISV Manager at Mandriva.

With the power of modern CPUs from both Intel and AMD (including the latest dual-core offerings), hardware is often under utilized. With virtualization technology, the server can effectively be split into many small ones, each running its tasks so that the whole server is utilized more efficiently.

About Mandriva

Mandriva, formerly known as Mandrakesoft, is the publisher of the popular Mandriva Linux operating system, one of the most full-featured and easy-to-use Linux systems. The company offers its enterprise, government, and educational customers a complete range of GNU/Linux and Open Source software and related services. Mandriva products are available in more than 120 countries through dedicated channels and also from Mandrivastore.com, the company's online store. "Born on the Internet" in late 1998, the company has offices in the United States, France and Brazil. Mandriva is traded on Paris Euronext March

22Jan/130

Debian Linux Adopts OpenVZ Virtualization Software

HERNDON, VA (PRWEB) August 5, 2006

The OpenVZ project (http://www.openvz.org) today announced its operating system-level server virtualization software technology is incorporated into Debian GNU/Linux giving users full access to OpenVZ software, which helps increase server utilization rates.

At the same time, the OpenVZ project revised licensing terms for its user-level utilities under the GNU GPL license to comply with the Debian Free Software Guidelines. Also, OpenVZ software now conforms with the LSB/FHS (Linux Standard Base/File Hierarchy Standard).

This is an important milestone in delivering our open source virtualization software to the user community and the large base of Debian users, said Kir Kolyshkin, manager of the OpenVZ project. This represents another step in our mission toward gaining adoption as part of the mainstream Linux kernel and other Linux distributions, which now include Debian, Mandriva, Gentoo Linux, and ALT Linux Sisyphus.

OpenVZ is operating system-level server virtualization software technology, built on Linux, which creates isolated, secure virtual environments on a single physical server enabling greater server utilization and superior availability with fewer performance penalties. The virtual servers ensure that applications do not conflict and can be re-booted independently.

Debian (http://www.debian.org) is a free operating system for computer users, which uses the Linux kernel and adds functions from the GNU open source project including thousands of software programs available for easy installation. Initially, the OpenVZ software will be part of the Debian distribution known as "sid" or "unstable," which is where most development work is done.

Users can access helpful installation instructions from the OpenVZ wiki, http://wiki.openvz.org/Installation_on_Debian. The site serves as a forum to gain and share knowledge about OpenVZ and includes documentation and a knowledge base with helpful advice.

With the power of modern CPUs from both Intel and AMD (including the latest dual-core offerings), hardware is often under utilized. With virtualization technology, the server can effectively be split into many small ones, each running its tasks so that the whole server is utilized more efficiently.

Debian users will be able to provision physical servers to run applications on virtual servers, rather than a full physical server. The OpenVZ project makes available Debian templates that allow for almost instant (in many cases about a minute) provisioning of a virtual server.

Making OpenVZ virtualization available is a huge benefit for the Debian user community, said Till Brehm, chief technology officer, HowtoForge.com. We can gain significant benefits by carving physical servers into logical units most of all improved utilization rates, which results directly in saved money.

The Debian software including OpenVZ can be downloaded here, http://packages.debian.org/unstable/devel/kernel-patch-openvz.

About Debian

Debian GNU/Linux is a free operating system, developed by more than thousand volunteers from all over the world who collaborate via the Internet. Debian's dedication to Free Software, its non-profit nature, and its open development model make it unique among GNU/Linux distributions.

The Debian project's key strengths are its volunteer base, its dedication to the Debian Social Contract, and its commitment to provide the best operating system possible.

About the OpenVZ Project

The OpenVZ project freely distributes and offers support to its users, promoting operating system virtualization through a collaborative, community effort. Since going into full production late last year, the OpenVZ project has been very active with the user community with more than 3,000 message posts on its support Forum. The OpenVZ website attracted more than one million hits for the month of April as more businesses and individuals explore and contribute to the leading open source operating system virtualization project.

OpenVZ software comes with user tools that help automate management of virtual servers. With its unique architecture that uses a single operating system instance, the virtual servers perform and execute like independent servers with their own memory, configuration files, users and applications. Each can be re-booted independently. Using template-based application deployment provides a simple way to get new virtual servers up and running in minutes and OpenVZ can run several times more virtual servers per CPU than other virtualization technologies.

Supported by SWsoft, the OpenVZ project serves the needs of the community developers, testers, documentation experts, and other technology enthusiasts who wish to participate in and accelerate the technology development process OpenVZ is open source software that is used as the basis for the SWsoft Virtuozzo virtualization software product. Also, the OpenVZ project maintains a blog site discussing virtualization technology, which can be accessed here, http://blog.openvz.org.

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15Sep/120

OpenVZ Virtualization Software Available for Power

Herndon, Va. (PRWEB) October 14, 2006

The OpenVZ project (http://www.openvz.org) today announced its operating system-level server virtualization software technology has been ported and is available for systems using Power 64-bit processors giving users full access to OpenVZ software, which helps increase server utilization rates.

"This turned out to be a simple procedure to port our code to the Power 64 processor, which demonstrates the portability of OpenVZ software," said Kir Kolyshkin, manager of the OpenVZ project. "Unlike hypervisor-based virtualization technology, OpenVZ is extremely easily portable across different architectures, since 95 percent of the code is platform-independent. With the port to Power, we've opened the door for another segment of the user community to benefit from our open source virtualization software."

"POWER architecture servers like our IBM System p5 and BladeCenter JS21 make a great platform for Linux and open source applications," said Jeff Howard, Director, IBM System p Marketing. "The OpenVZ project provides clients even greater value by helping to drive up utilization rates without impacting performance of the servers."

Kir Kolyshkin said the OpenVZ project will support additional processor architectures, which only requires having access to hardware for development and testing. Currently, OpenVZ supports x86, x86_64, and IA64 processors.

OpenVZ is operating system-level server virtualization software technology, built on Linux, which creates isolated, secure virtual environments on a single physical server enabling greater server utilization and superior availability with fewer performance penalties. The virtual servers ensure that applications do not conflict and can be re-booted independently.

With the power of IBM's Power processors, hardware is often under utilized. With virtualization technology, the server can effectively be split into many small ones, each running its tasks so that the whole server is utilized more efficiently.

Power system users will be able to provision physical servers to run applications on virtual servers, rather than a full physical server. The OpenVZ project makes available templates that allow for almost instant (in many cases about a minute) provisioning of a virtual server.

The OpenVZ software including Power support can be downloaded here, http://openvz.org/download.

About the OpenVZ Project

The OpenVZ project freely distributes and offers support to its users, promoting operating system virtualization through a collaborative, community effort. Since going into full production late last year, the OpenVZ project has been very active with the user community with more than 6,000 message posts on its support Forum. The OpenVZ website attracted more than one million hits for the month of August as more businesses and individuals explore and contribute to the leading open source operating system virtualization project.

OpenVZ software comes with user tools that help automate management of virtual servers. With its unique architecture that uses a single operating system instance, the virtual servers perform and execute like independent servers with their own memory, configuration files, users and applications. Each can be re-booted independently. Using template-based application deployment provides a simple way to get new virtual servers up and running in minutes and OpenVZ can run several times more virtual servers per CPU than other virtualization technologies.

Supported by SWsoft, the OpenVZ project serves the needs of the community developers, testers, documentation experts, and other technology enthusiasts who wish to participate in and accelerate the technology development process OpenVZ is open source software that is used as the basis for the SWsoft Virtuozzo virtualization software product. Also, the OpenVZ project maintains a blog site discussing virtualization technology, which can be accessed here, http://blog.openvz.org.

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21May/120

PerfCap Adds Virtualization Support to its Enterprise Class Performance and Capacity Management Software


Nashua, NH (PRWEB) April 24, 2012

PerfCap Corporation, the leading provider of automated performance management and capacity planning software for the IT industry, today announced virtualization support in PAWZ Version 10. PAWZ with CloudView enables customers to expand the performance and capacity management of virtual infrastructures and distributed applications. Using CloudView, IT managers can optimize current resource usage and plan for future growth ensuring the best possible system responsiveness.

PAWZ with CloudView delivers a comprehensive, automated software solution that at-a-glance provides enterprise, data center, cluster and host views of the availability of important virtual infrastructure resources and applications. Utilizing sophisticated modeling and what if analysis, CloudView goes beyond simple trending to forecast actual system and application responsiveness and end-user satisfaction. CloudView features include the ability to:


Automatically monitor, analyze, report, and project key performance dimensions of virtualized resources, including: CPU; memory; network and SAN adapters; storage space and latency;

Enable management, infrastructure and application teams to visualize the important virtual infrastructure resources and performance risk status pertinent to their perspective;

Automatically identify and analyze guest provisioning issues and recommend solutions; and

Integrate with VMwares agentless collector technology.

These virtualization features further enhance PAWZs already powerful performance management and capacity planning capabilities. Customers can now take advantage of industry-leading functionality that dramatically improves the management of infrastructure and applications, enabling enhanced end-user performance and more effective utilization of systems while improving IT support productivity.

Aberdeen research finds that today over 60% of all applications are virtualized, said Dick Csaplar, Senior Research Analyst for Aberdeens Storage and Virtualization practice. This makes understanding how servers are provisioned more important than ever because the findings can be leveraged across a large number of servers. With a tool like PAWZ CloudView users will know exactly what servers can handle additional loads so companies can avoid purchasing new, unnecessary hardware.

Virtualized environments introduce additional challenges in managing large server estates said Prem Sinha, CEO of PerfCap. These new CloudView features give IT organizations the tools they need to monitor, understand and plan their virtual infrastructure in the most cost effective manner.

PAWZ simplifies the often challenging task of managing the performance of computer systems and applications in todays distributed, heterogeneous environments. It meets the challenges that IS managers face by allowing them to visualize the performance, capacity and risk status of all of their servers and applications in a single view. PAWZ provides realistic capacity planning, even with limited historical business forecasts, by going beyond the simple trending projections to forecast actual system responsiveness based upon sophisticated algorithms that reflect end-user satisfaction - all while easily scaling to manage 10s to 10,000s of servers.

About PerfCap Corporation

PerfCap Corporation (http://www.PerfCap.com), formed in July 2001 by experts in performance management and capacity planning, is headquartered in Nashua, NH, USA. A privately held company, PerfCap continues to focus on the development, deployment, and support of world-class performance management, capacity planning, asset management and software solutions for open system environments.

PerfCap Corporation provides the banking, stock exchange, technology, pharmaceutical, semiconductor, medical insurance, education, and defense industries with next-generation performance management and capacity planning solutions.

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Madeline Burns +1 (603) 594 - 0222 x 110

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7Apr/120

Galileo 3.0 Now Available for Improved Performance Analysis of Hardware and Virtualization Environments

Malvern, PA (PRWEB) January 17, 2012

ATS Group, innovator of Galileo Performance Explorer (Galileo PE), today announced the general availability of Galileo 3.0, the latest software release of the cloud-based infrastructure charting tool. Key features of Galileo 3.0 include:


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26Mar/120

DataCore UpTempo Software Boosts Performance for Microsoft SQL, Exchange, Databases, Server Virtualization, Citrix, Oracle, SAP, VMware, VDI and Disk I/O Intensive Applications

Fort Lauderdale, Florida (PRWEB) October 2, 2007

Leading storage virtualization vendor DataCore Software today announced that it has released new versions of its UpTempo performance accelerators designed to dramatically boost the performance of Microsoft Windows Server Platforms and their applications. The server versions of UpTempo can dramatically speed up Microsoft Exchange, SQL Databases, Virtual Servers, Citrix, Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDI) and other File and Disk I/O Intensive Windows Server Applications. UpTempo dramatically speeds up applications by making the computer system read and write data to its disk drives more efficiently. It does this by overcoming today's biggest performance barrier - data input/output (I/O) bottlenecks resulting from slow, mechanical, disk accesses - the most common cause of server and desktop application underperformance. List prices for UpTempo start at $ 49 for XP systems and $ 498 for Windows 2003 Server systems. Trial software is available for download at http://www.datacore.com/download.asp.

According to George Teixeira, CEO and president, DataCore Software, "Time is money and UpTempo can save you time! UpTempo software adds intelligence and predictive, self-learning caching algorithms to speed up workloads and maximize I/O throughput. UpTempo improves response times, maximizes system utilization and dramatically enhances user productivity providing a high Return on Investment (ROI)."

The server performance problem and the widening I/O gap

CPU advances have followed Moore's law for many years - now roughly doubling in speed every 18 months. Memory technologies have gained ground almost as quickly. In sharp contrast, hard drives have taken over 10 years to double in speed. This widening gap in performance makes the rotational and seek time latency of hard drives the biggest performance bottleneck in modern computers.

What is UpTempo?


Advanced disk block cache, a sophisticated "virtual" I/O controller that sits below the file system
An I/O scheduler
A combination of very advanced mechanisms for increasing the performance of local I/O
A set of predictive self learning and workload aware algorithms
A general schema for reducing exception overhead for disk I/O
Software that sits 'below' the Windows file system and improves its performance
Simple-to-use and automated software, requiring no application knowledge from the user
How much does UpTempo help?

Mileage may vary! But, speed ups by a factor of 3 to 4x I/O performance (and sometimes 10x or more) are not uncommon. It depends on how much applications are constrained by I/O bottlenecks. Check out the results from a number of benchmarks (http://www.datacore.com/products/prod_UpTempo_benchmarks.asp). Seeing is believing - take a free test drive! Click here to download: http://www.datacore.com/download.asp.

What types of Windows platforms and applications will benefit from UpTempo performance acceleration?

Most systems today are bottlenecked by I/O and the more tasks and the more disks you have running the more you can gain from UpTempo. Computers are general purpose in nature and therefore workloads constantly change. UpTempo shines in larger multi-user, multi-disk environments. With more traffic there is more congestion and therefore more opportunity for UpTempo to break the bottlenecks and accelerate the I/O. One might not be bottlenecked on I/O during a particular instance of time - but due to changing workloads and usage rates, one likely will be now or later. That's when UpTempo's performance boost really saves the day.

UpTempo's ability to remove I/O bottlenecks improves performance throughout, but the value is even more significant during peak loads on applications such as:

Mail & Collaboration Servers - Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino, etc. Heavy loads impact efficient collaboration and productivity. When the volume of user transactions increases greatly, the time required for a user to view his or her schedule, contacts, and tasks, or to send or receive e-mails, etc., may increase from a fraction of a second to many seconds. More traffic may mean more congestion and taking more time than usual to complete. Although Exchange Servers feature internal caches, their effectiveness is reduced as the number of users and I/O transactions increase.

Database Servers - Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, etc. Database management servers are in the top tier of servers placing the heaviest demands on the storage subsystem. They are the subject of much discussion regarding performance optimizations. DBMS servers often under-perform, and disk I/O bottlenecks are often the main reason. Very large, intensely-accessed databases stress the Windows file-system cache.

Online transaction Processing (OLTP), E-Commerce, Financial Applications and Business Intelligence Servers (CRM-ERP-OLAP) - SAP, Macola, Oracle, Microsoft Small Business Financials. Large e-commerce, financial systems and manufacturing and process control systems stress disk I/O capabilities. The large transaction loads, database requirements, report generation, document processing and control systems often are characterized by intense peak loads that overwhelm systems.

Virtual Desktop Infrastructures and Virtual Server Solutions - Thin-Client Server Solutions: Citrix MetaFrame, Microsoft Terminal Server. Virtual server-based computing, by definition, has multiple virtual servers leveraging the same hardware platforms and therefore they centralize multiple loads of I/O data retrieval, disk storage and processing on a single physical server. While this method improves hardware utilization and cost-effectiveness, it also places a larger demand on disk I/O resources that can degrade guest operating system (virtual servers and desktops) performance.

Performance bottlenecked? Is your disk activity light blinking?

Does your system only seem to slow down while performing particular tasks? Are the disk lights steadily blinking while performing these tasks? Do you use a lot of disks? Are you running several applications or multi-user? Does the workloads on your system change over time? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then you probably have disk I/O bottlenecks and UpTempo can make a significant impact on your performance.

UpTempo's powerful disk cache helps optimize system resource utilization by applying processor and memory resources to the I/O bottleneck problem.

Learn More

In order to download a PDF of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), click here: http://www.datacore.com/downloads/UpTempo_FAQs_032306.pdf. You can also visit: http://www.datacore.com/products/prod_UpTempo_faqs.asp.

Additional Information

Also, please see the mention on page 12 of DataCore in the VDI report titled "VDI: A New Desktop Strategy - A Guide to Managing User Desktop Environments with Virtual Desktop Infrastructure." The full VDI report may be accessed on the VMware web site at http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vdi_strategy.pdf.

An out-take from report follows: "Block caching using tools such as UpTempo allocates a preset amount of memory to storing data blocks requested by the file system. Pre-fetching of data block based on usage patterns further accelerates data access. Writes can be written to memory and flushed to disk periodically for improved performance."

About DataCore Software

DataCore Software, the leading provider of storage virtualization software, fundamentally changes the economics of managing storage with innovative software that combines advanced functions and services with the agility and savings of hardware independence. DataCore's disk server software easily adds capacity expansion and centralized storage management for Windows, UNIX, Linux, VMware, MacOS, and NetWare systems. DataCore is privately

12Mar/120

OpenVZ Virtualization Keeps E-mail Filtering Service Up and Running JunkEmailFilter.com Uses Operating System Virtualization to Manage its Network of Servers

Herndon, Va. (PRWEB) November 16, 2007

JunkEmailFilter.com works in the dangerous area of sorting through e-mail to filter out viruses and junk e-mails known as "spam," so that its clients receive only the e-mails they want to see. For higher levels of control and security, it uses open source virtualization software, known as OpenVZ.

"In our business, it's a necessity to have redundant systems in different locations in case bad things happen," says Marc Perkel, support manager at JunkEmailFilter.com. "People are dependent on us to get their e-mail through, so we cannot afford downtime."

The company has set up virtual servers with OpenVZ operating system server virtualization software and maintains backups so that, if necessary, a virtual server can be restored on another physical server and started up immediately.

There are four OpenVZ virtual servers on each of four physical servers that run e-mail server software, MySQL and SpamAssassin with virtual servers as large as 4 gigabytes.

"OpenVZ has almost no overhead, so we are giving up almost nothing in terms of performance to run virtual servers," says Perkel. "In our experience, OpenVZ has been compatible with most everything we run so it's one of those 'just works' solutions."

"We run different software programs in different virtual servers," says Perkel. "That way, one application isn't compromised if another application has an issue."

"With OpenVZ, we can also limit applications to specified amounts of memory and processing power, which allows us to tune our resources very precisely. If necessary, those can be adjusted on the fly," says Perkel.

The company has used OpenVZ software to create templates for different virtual servers, such as its VoIP phone system and SpamAssassin servers that process e-mail. Each virtual server is deployed on a physical server independent of others, which enables virtual servers to be moved among physical servers to balance workloads.

About JunkEmailFilter.com

E-mail filtering is easy to set up and doesn't require users to change their existing e-mail server. Instead of e-mail coming from the Internet directly to the user's e-mail server, it goes to spam filtering e-mail servers. There, it is stripped of viruses and spam and within seconds is passed on to the user's existing e-mail server. JunkEmailFilter.com is based in San Bruno, California. More information can be found at http://www.junkemailfilter.com.

About the OpenVZ Project

The OpenVZ project freely distributes and offers support to its users, promoting operating system virtualization through a collaborative, community effort. Supported by SWsoft, the OpenVZ project serves the needs of the community developers, testers, documentation experts, and other technology enthusiasts who wish to participate in and accelerate the technology development process. OpenVZ is open source software that is used as the basis for the SWsoft Virtuozzo virtualization software product.

Since going into full production late in 2005, the OpenVZ project has been very active with the user community with more than 20,000 message posts on its support Forum. The OpenVZ website attracts tens of thousands of visitors each month as more businesses and individuals explore and contribute to the leading open source operating system virtualization project.

About OpenVZ

OpenVZ is operating system server virtualization software technology, built on Linux, which creates multiple isolated, secure virtual environments on a single physical server - enabling greater server utilization and superior availability with fewer performance penalties. The virtual servers ensure that applications do not conflict and can be re-booted independently.

With the power of today's processors, hardware is often under utilized. With virtualization technology, the server can effectively be split into many small ones, each running its tasks so that the whole server is utilized more efficiently.

OpenVZ software can be used to help consolidate servers and increase server utilization rates, or for creating "sandboxes" for test and development, or when sharing resources so that every user can have root access while being kept isolated from each other.

The OpenVZ software comes with user tools that help automate management of virtual servers. With its unique architecture that uses a single operating system instance, the virtual servers perform and execute like independent servers with their own memory, configuration files, users and applications. Each can be re-booted independently. Using template-based application deployment provides a simple way to get new virtual servers up and running in minutes and OpenVZ can run several times more virtual servers per CPU than other virtualization technologies. Also, the OpenVZ project maintains a blog site discussing virtualization technology, which can be accessed here, http://blog.openvz.org.

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