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Virtual Iron Software Achieves 'Ready for IBM DB2 Software for Linux' Designation

Virtual Iron Software Achieves 'Ready for IBM DB2 Software for Linux' Designation

ACTON, Mass., May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Virtual Iron(TM) Software, Inc. today announced that its Virtual Iron(TM) VFe virtual computing platform has obtained the "Ready for IBM DB2 Software for Linux" designation. Organizations running applications that use the DB2 Universal Database for Linux on either Novell Suse Linux Enterprise Server 9 or Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.0, on top of Virtual Iron's virtualization platform, can run DB2 UDB V8.2 on any Intel 32-bit platform.

"Our customers are choosing to adopt Linux in their data centers because it provides the scalability and performance they need," said Bernie Spang, Director, IBM Information Management. "By meeting the requirements of 'The Ready for DB2' program, Virtual Iron's VFe has proven that it can provide businesses with greater flexibility, management and availability for their DB2 environments."

"Virtual Iron's customers are seeking completely transparent virtualization across the data center and it is vital that mission-critical programs like DB2 for Linux operate in a virtualized environment," said John C. Thibault, President and CEO, Virtual Iron Software. "As our early customers begin to move their business applications to the Virtual Iron solution, we are very pleased that customers running DB2 can utilize our product knowing that this designation ensures full interoperability between DB2 and VFe."

Virtual Iron Software is demonstrating its software at the IBM DB2 User Group conference technology showcase, May 23-26, 2005, in Denver.

About Virtual Iron VFe

Virtual Iron VFe is a comprehensive software-based virtual computing platform -- the first to combine multiple independent servers to create dynamically scalable, multiplatform virtual servers. It is the only solution that completely separates the physical computing hardware from the operating systems and applications -- allowing transparent virtualization of a collection of interconnected physical servers. Commercial availability of VFe release 1.0 will be in June of 2005. For details, visit or call 978-849-1200 or send email to [email protected].

About Virtual Iron Software, Inc.

Virtual Iron Software, Inc. provides the only enterprise-class virtual computing platform enabling customers to achieve the highest levels of datacenter utilization, flexibility and significantly lower capital costs. Founded in March 2003 by a highly regarded team of computer industry veterans, Virtual Iron Software is a privately held company based in Acton, Mass. More information is available at

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