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Sun Microsystems Builds Virtualization Partner Ecosystem
Builds Robust xVM Partner Ecosystem to Meet Market Demand for Open, Internet-Scale Virtualization Solutions

Symantec is a global leader in providing security, storage and systems management solutions to help businesses and consumers secure and manage their information. “Symantec and Sun have a long history of partnering to provide IT organizations with best in class enterprise storage management with Veritas Storage Foundation,” said Aaron Aubrecht, senior director of Product Management and Engineering. “Symantec is pleased to expand our collaboration with Sun to include the Sun xVM family of virtualization solutions. We remain committed to delivering advanced storage management capabilities across the widest range of storage, operating systems, applications, database and virtualization platforms in the datacenter.”

Sysload Software is a provider of scalable distributed solutions to manage the performance and capacity for physical and virtual servers. Together, Sysload and Sun provide efficient capacity planning and monitoring for Sun’s xVM virtualization portfolio. “In a virtualized architecture, performance management is becoming mandatory,” said Charles Yves, general manager, Sysload Software. “Sysload is extending our Enterprise Server Performance and Capacity Management solutions to support the Sun xVM virtualization portfolio for the benefit of our mutual customers.”

Tideway Foundation is a provider of software that maps application relationships to physical and virtual infrastructure, including the dependencies between them. Tideway and Sun deliver a single, automated view of application topology into Sun Solaris technology and Sun xVM environment. “As virtualization adoption increases it will become more important for companies to know what they have in their datacenters, how it’s deployed, and the dependencies to their existing infrastructure,” said Kimberly King, vice president of Channels and Alliances at Tideway. “Tideway provides our customers an easy way to track and manage the locations, configurations, and dependencies between virtual machines, physical hosts and applications across their infrastructure. By partnering with Sun and joining the Sun xVM partner ecosystem we can take the complexity out of managing virtual environments and offer our joint customers a comprehensive solution that delivers fast time to value.”

uptime software is a provider of systems management, server monitoring and capacity planning technology. “uptime software’s growing customer base is very excited about the flexibility and economy that Sun xVM brings to the table. With uptime software, Sun xVM users will also enjoy the convenience of monitoring and managing Sun xVM environments together with other physical and virtual infrastructure with uptime’s cross-domain, cross-datacenter central console,” said Michael Bailey, uptime software’s director of Products.

VMLogix creates software that leverages virtualization to consolidate and automate lab IT infrastructure so that software applications can be delivered and maintained more quickly, cost-effectively and reliably. “By combining our best-in-class virtual lab automation solution, VMLogix LabManager, with Sun’s xVM VirtualBox and Sun xVM Server, Sun and VMLogix provide an end-to-end solution for next-generation application delivery, from the developer desktop all the way to production,” said Sameer Dholakia, chief executive officer of VMLogix.

Channel and Integration Partners
FusionStorm is a national provider of IT products, professional services, support contract services and 24x7 managed services for enterprises of all sizes. The company is a national Sun reseller with a large datacenter practice focused on virtualization. “We are utilizing Sun xVM Ops Center to bring value to our Sun clients in the areas of physical management, provisioning, patch management and compliance reporting for their server farms,” said Josh Krasnegor, vice president of Marketing, FusionStorm.

“As a national technology integrator and an executive Sun reseller, Technologent is excited about Sun xVM, Sun’s high performance virtualization product line,” said Kevin C. Cummins, senior vice president of Sales, Service and Marketing of Technologent. “Sun xVM extends Sun’s commitment to open source and freely available software and enables Technologent, through its business development call centers and field sales, to reach net new customers for Sun and open the door with this powerful new product. With xVM, Sun partners can now aggressively attack server consolidation, reduce infrastructure and provide business continuity planning to their customers.”

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