Amphenol Canada "Get's the VIBE"

    Global manufacturer chooses the Virtual In-a-Box Environment (VIBE) to
    implement disaster recovery and windows replication.

    TORONTO, Sept. 30 /CNW/ - Virtual Blocks Inc., a subsidiary of Commerx
Computer Systems, a leading developer of virtualization solutions for
business, today announced that Amphenol Canada will become the first North
American customer to implement the VIBE. The Virtualization In-a-Box
Environment (VIBE) is a fully redundant server cluster optimized for
supporting up to 30 virtual servers. The VIBE will become the foundation for
Amphenol Canada's next generation disaster recovery strategy.
    "Our current DR strategy doesn't incorporate the advances in x86
virtualization we've seen over the past 3 years", says Roy Simms, Manager of
Information Technology for Amphenol Canada. With facilities in Mexico, China,
and Hong Kong, we're the primary central data site and I can't afford to rely
strictly on daily backups and a few hot spares. With the VIBE, I'm able to
have fully redundant images of all twelve of our Intel servers, including our
mission critical Exchange, SQL, Web and primary file servers".
    "Many business customers have waited to see where virtualization
ultimately goes," according to Stuart Levinsky, President of Virtual Blocks.
"After the initial wave of early adopters, we're seeing many more customers,
like Amphenol, now begin to solve specific use cases like disaster recovery
for Email, Blackberry, or other core applications. The key is delivering a
solution that reduces capital expenses without requiring huge investments in
consulting and training. The VIBE is our answer."
    The VIBE pre-bundles three HP Blade or Rack Mount Servers, an HP ProCurve
or Cisco network switch, VMware Virtual Center and ESX, Microsoft Windows
2003, SQL, as well as DoubleTake replication software for VMware into a single
line item SKU staged and delivered within one week of ordering. Once delivered
to the customer, the VIBE initiates a comprehensive start-up wizard that
configures the switch, checks network cabling, synchronizes passwords, and
implements a "best practices" VMware ESX implementation including DoubleTake
Replication software. Total set-up time is less than 90 minutes.
    Amphenol, a global leader in the design and manufacturing of filtered
connectors and specialty interconnect devices, intends to install the VIBE
next month in their remote hot site location. The VIBE is currently
distributed in Canada by Synnex and is available through any HP authorized
reseller. For more information on the VIBE, please visit

    About Amphenol Canada:

    Amphenol Canada Corp. a subsidiary of Amphenol Corporation, is an
international leader in the manufacture of Filtered Connectors and Specialty
Interconnect Devices, and has been pioneering EMI and EMP technologies for
more than 40 years. Located in Toronto, Canada, our ISO 9001 certified
facility employs approximately 250 people.

    About Virtual Blocks:

    Virtual Blocks, a division of Commerx Computer Systems Inc. is a Toronto
based software developer dedicated to building solutions for the
virtualization market. Their products include the Virtual Server Grid (VSG)
for Service Providers and Large IT organizations and the Virtual In-a-Box
Environment (VIBE) for SMB customers and remote Enterprise branches.

For further information:

For further information: Amphenol Canada: Roy Simms, Manager,
Information Technology, (416) 754-5669,,; Virtual Blocks: Stuart Levinsky, President,
(905) 542-9070 x500,,

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