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XCalibre choose Virtual Iron


The UK-based web host deployed the server virtualization and virtual infrastructure management capabilities of Virtual Iron, to create a true utility platform for its hosted services. The virtualization and software platform will support Xcalibre’s 9,000 plus residential, business and reseller customers. The software is hoped to help XCalibre to increase service levels, simplify infrastructure management and reduce operational costs across its entire ISP infrastructure.

Tony Lucas, CEO at XCalibre Communications offered, ”Virtual Iron is the first server virtualization platform that could satisfy our requirements and it is now turning our vision for a flexible and dynamic IT infrastructure into reality. We’re able to deploy Virtual Iron across our entire ISP infrastructure to increase service levels for both our internal and external customers.”

XCalibre has just released a limited Beta of its FlexiScale Platform, a new outsourced infrastructure service which many industry watchers expect to compete directly with Amazon’s EC2. The Virtual Iron solution is a key component of the FlexiScale offering.

Dermot Reynolds, Managing Director at NewDatum U.K.-based virtualisation consultancy and Virtual Iron channel partner commented, ”Virtual Iron is a wall-to-wall virtualisation technology that is ideally suited for deployment across an entire ISP infrastructure. It combines a number of key features and capabilities including low cost, flexible scalability, the ability to manage your entire infrastructure from a single console screen, and ease of deployment.”

Virtual Iron provides production-ready server virtualization and virtual infrastructure management capabilities for unmodified Windows and Linux at one-fifth the cost of comparable alternatives. The platform combines an open source hypervisor with advanced virtualization services and sophisticated policy-based management. Virtual Iron enables users to takes full advantage of new hardware-assisted virtualization (Intel VT and AMD-V) on servers to deliver near native performance. The software also offers other enterprise-class capabilities such as large memory support (up to 96 GB), large SMP capabilities (up to 8 CPUs) and the ability to virtualize server platforms with up to 32 physical CPUs. Unlike other virtualization solutions, Virtual Iron requires no installation or management of software on physical servers, further simplifying installation and data center operations.



I intentionally choose NOT to snip off that telephone on the jpg, so call'em if you need to have your own dedicated web server!

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  1. Tarry,

    If you have any questions or want to know anything else feel free to get in touch.

    Thanks,

    Tony Lucas

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