Connectix Brings Virtual Server One Step Closer to Production

Connectix Tuesday unveiled the latest Connectix Virtual Server developments, announcing partnerships with vendors and the start of a closed beta test for partners and customers.

Connectix this week presented the latest developments for Virtual Server, the vendor's virtual server product scheduled for release in December. Three partnerships were announced along with the start of a closed beta test of the product.

Connectix told ServerWatch that BladeLogic, ProTier, and LeoStream will incorporate Virtual Server into their products. LeoStream plans to include Virtual Server in its hardware controller product. BladeLogic and ProTier will incorporate the offering into their application management suites.

The three vendors are also involved in the closed beta.

Virtual Server uses the same virtual computing technology found in Connectix's Virtual PC. Like Virtual PC, Virtual Server is a native Windows-based server application that enables users to run a broad range of operating systems as virtual machines including Windows 2000 Server, Linux, Unix, and OS/2. Users can run the operating systems concurrently on a single physical server, thus offering cross-platform compatibility and reducing the number of physical servers required.

Virtual Server is designed to run on industry standard Intel servers, from entry-level to high performance platforms. It also offers complete Microsoft support.

Virtual Server is expected to be in general release by the end of the year. Additional information about the beta program is available on Connectix's site or by calling +1 800 950 5880.

This article was originally published on Sep 18, 2002
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