VM6 Software Releases VM6 VMex Enterprise Edition

Newest release designed and optimized for the large distributed IT architecture.

MONTREAL, Jan. 20 /CNW Telbec/ - VM6 Software, a leading provider of software solutions that extend the benefits of virtualization to Remote Office and Branch Office locations (ROBO) today announced the general availability of VM6 VMex Enterprise Edition. VM6 VMex leverages Microsoft Hyper-V(TM) to create an internal cloud to provision, consolidate, manage and protect all of the ROBO workloads without the costs and complexity of traditional solutions. Easy to install, configure and manage, VM6 solutions do not require any specialized skill sets other than Microsoft Certified System Engineers. With the single console to manage the entire enterprise, or each site individually, administrators have the ability to easily manage up to 65,000 distributed objects.

"This new release of VM6 VMex Enterprise adds the features and functionality that makes VM6 VMex a true enterprise-grade solution." said Claude Goudreault, Founder and CEO of VM6 Software. "With VM6 VMex Enterprise Edition, enterprise IT leaders have a single solution for managing, provisioning, consolidating, and protecting their distributed servers and desktop environment across all of their locations for a fraction of the cost associated with traditional solutions."

About VM6 VMex

VM6 VMex is a unique solution that provides Virtualization (Server and Desktop), Shared Storage (Virtual SAN) as well as High Availability (HA) & failover all within a single and simple software package. All it requires is 2 standard x86 servers with Microsoft Windows Server 2008(R). No need for external storage (SAN), third party software for replication, High Availability (HA), VDI broker, management, etc. Everything is integrated into the VM6 VMex solution. Quick to set-up (15 minutes) and simple to manage, with a very low footprint and dramatically reduced power consumption, VM6 VMex typically provides 70% lower TCO over 3 years when compared to alternative approaches. Additionally, VM6 VMex provides a centralized management interface that can be accessed remotely to monitor, alert and orchestrate your distributed virtualized environment.

New features in VM6 VMex Enterprise Edition

Unlimited Scale

VM6 VMex Enterprise Edition includes a sophisticated telecommunication function that supports and unlimited number of sites. Also, VM6 VMex enables the local infrastructure to scale up to 32 nodes and supports unlimited Virtual Shared Storage in each site.

Embedded VDI

With the embedded virtual desktop infrastructure brokering (VDI) that is designed specifically for the needs of remote or branch offices, VM6 VMex Enterprise Edition removes the dependency on wide area networks, (optimized for low bandwidth and high latency), allows for a portfolio of desktop and virtualized servers, and reduces resource utilization as it doesn't require expensive shared storage.

Enterprise IT Management Console

VM6 VMex Enterprise Edition includes monitoring and alerting features including default monitoring and recovery plans. With the intuitive dashboard and centralized event logs, administrators can get a consolidated health assessment of the entire enterprise. VM6 VMex can also be configured so that alerts can trigger external commands or Power Shell scripts.

"With organizations continuing to face economic hardship, enterprise IT is being asked to do more with less, consolidate vendors or look for more comprehensive solutions that enable efficiencies," said James Christopher, COO from JumpIT (www.jumpit.ca). "VM6 VMex Enterprise Edition offers all of the advanced features that our customers are looking for, but at a much lower total cost of ownership than any other solution offered on the market."

About VM6 Software

VM6 Software provides affordable solutions to extend the benefits of enterprise-class virtualization to Remote Offices and Branch Office locations (ROBO) and SMB. Designed for multi-site organizations, VM6 technology leverages Microsoft Hyper-V to create an internal cloud that serves as vehicle for provisioning, consolidating, managing and protecting all of the workloads without the need for expensive hardware or storage area networks (SANs). Easy to install, configure and manage, VM6 solutions do not require any specialized skill sets other than the MSCEs our customers already have on staff. Companies worldwide use VM6 software to protect and maintain service levels across their remote offices and SMB. VM6 is a privately-held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada. For more information on VM6 software, visit www.vm6software.com.

VM6 Software and VM6 Virtual Machine Ex are trademarks of VM6 Inc.

SOURCE VM6 SOFTWARE

For further information: For further information: Media Contact: Eric Courville, Founder and COO, VM6 Software, Direct: (647) 288-0448, ecourville@vm6software.com; www.vm6software.com

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