VRM Software automates management of virtual computers.

Press Release Summary:

Featuring NetApp® FlexClone® technology, Virtual Resource Manager offers fully automated virtual desktop solution that minimizes desktop provisioning times and storage capacity requirements. Program eliminates performance problems associated with multiple systems booting simultaneously. It provides integrated operations management console for administrators and desktop support that also incorporates visibility for these groups with capacity management and charge-back metrics.

Original Press Release:

DynamicOps Delivers Automated, Space-Efficient Virtual Desktop Solution

Turnkey solution leverages NetApp FlexClone technology, reducing storage capacity requirements and improving performance

LEXINGTON, Mass., --DynamicOps, a leading provider of automated IT service management software, today announced that it has enhanced its Virtual Resource Manager (VRM) software with NetApp® FlexClone® technology, creating a fully-automated virtual desktop solution that significantly reduces desktop provisioning times and associated storage costs.

This new version of VRM is combined with a specialized NetApp module that leverages and orchestrates the FlexClone technology of NetApp arrays that are based on the NetApp Data ONTAP® operating system, including the IBM N series and N series Gateways.

The solution reduces the storage capacity needed for virtual desktops by as much as 50%.(1) This is accomplished by eliminating performance problems associated with multiple systems booting simultaneously and by providing an integrated operations management console for administrators and desktop support that also incorporates visibility for these groups with capacity management and charge-back metrics. At the same time, desktop support staff has the ability to rapidly provision and manage thousands of virtual desktops in a controlled and automated fashion.

"Storage capital and operational expenses can be significant barriers to large scale virtual desktop adoption. However, by using best-of-breed storage platforms and virtual infrastructure automation tools that offer features such as data deduplication, thin provisioning, simple virtual desktop provisioning, and comprehensive lifecycle management, considerable savings can be realized," noted Chris Wolf, senior analyst at Burton Group.

With the FlexClone technology, VRM is a turnkey solution to rapidly provision virtual desktops in an automated, space-efficient manner, while reducing the operational cost of maintaining and supporting a large virtual infrastructure. Without VRM, IT organizations are required to make trade-offs between performance, cost, and agility, thereby making it difficult to justify large-scale virtual desktop deployments.

"By using the power of the NetApp technology and integrating it into a single console that automates and simplifies the day-to-day management, enterprises can now confidently scale their virtual desktop environments quickly and efficiently using robust data center technologies that have passed the test of time," explained Richard Krueger, CEO, DynamicOps.

"The desktop deployment productivity tools that NetApp and DynamicOps offer significantly increase the value of virtual infrastructures by improving performance, providing essential data management resources, and reducing costs," said Patrick Rogers, vice president of Solutions and Alliances, NetApp. "Enterprises and service providers can now offer multiple, cost-effective service level options for virtual desktop deployments by leveraging the unique orchestration of virtual storage capabilities that are part of the new DynamicOps solution."

VRM with NetApp FlexClone technology is available immediately.

About DynamicOps

DynamicOps offers virtual infrastructure provisioning and management software. It is a private company based in Lexington, MA. VRM creates a secure environment where virtual machines are provisioned, tracked, and maintained from cradle to grave. dynamicops.com.

NetApp, the NetApp logo, Go further, faster, Data ONTAP, and FlexClone are trademarks or registered trademarks of NetApp, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.

(1) Storage capacity savings is dependent on customer environment and implementation, and requires participation in NetApp's guarantee program. For information regarding NetApp's guarantee program, please go to: netapp.com/us/solutions/infrastructure/virtualization/guarantee.htm l

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