VMLogix and Carpathia Present Live Webcast on May 27

May 24, 2010

Join Sameer Dholakia, CEO of VMLogix, and Jon Greaves, CTO of Carpathia Hosting, for a live webcast, “Bringing Development & Testing into the Cloud,” on Thursday, May 27 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. EDT. They will discuss how VMLogix, Carpathia and Citrix Systems, Inc. have teamed up to deliver a truly turnkey solution to enterprises and federal agencies for development and testing in the cloud. Powered by VMLogix LabManager and Citrix XenServer, Carpathia InstantOn – Virtual Lab Solution provides a cloud platform that can collapse your development and testing lifecycle by up to 50 percent.

You can learn more and register here.

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InfoWorld and Virtualization Review Analyses of Lab Management Solutions

May 20, 2010

June 22nd marks the one year anniversary of our supporting both private and public clouds, and we are constantly excited and intrigued by how the market is embracing and using this technology.  As interest increases and more enterprises look to virtual lab automation to help them manage their cloud deployments, product reviewers are also taking a closer look. To this end, VMLogix recently participated in product reviews with InfoWorld and Virtualization Review:

InfoWorld’s Andrew Binstock reviewed the main contenders in the virtual lab management space and reviewed our on-premise solution, VMLogix LabManager.  Binstock was “favorably impressed” with LabManager – giving it an 8.3 rating which places it in the ‘very good’ category – and mentions that our roadmap includes plans to release a hybrid cloud solution in the upcoming months. You can read the full review of virtual lab managers here.

Rick Vanover, who pens the ‘Everyday Virtualization’ blog over at Virtualization Review, has been kicking the tires of our cloud solution, VMLogix LabManagerCE. Rick finds that in addition to the virtual lab management functionality, LabManagerCE is “easier than using Amazon Web Services to launch EC2 AMI instances through tools like ElasticFox or just using the Web portal directly.”

Check out Rick’s post and comment on what you think of cloud-based lab management here.


VMLogix Continues Push to the Cloud

May 17, 2010

In summer ’09, VMLogix first announced our LabManager – Cloud Edition, running on top of the Amazon Web Services cloud, to bring virtual lab capabilities to public clouds.  The “bursty” nature of virtual lab workloads – dev/test, software demos/POCs/evals and software training – make them great candidates to move from on-premise infrastructure to elastic, scalable clouds.

Our enablement of VMLogix LabManager on AWS was the first implementation of our Cloud Edition, and you’ll see more coming in the future.

At Synergy last week, VMLogix announced that we are working with Carpathia Hosting and Citrix to bring development and testing workloads to the cloud by integrating VMLogix LabManager with Carpathia’s InstantOn enterprise cloud offering. The resulting InstantOn Virtual Lab solution is an easy way for organizations to get started with virtual labs in the cloud.

You can read the announcement here or check out details on the joint solution here.  You can also register for an upcoming webinar, scheduled for May 27th, from Carpathia and VMLogix here.


VMLogix Named as a Network World Cloud Company to Watch

May 11, 2010

Network World recently announced their “15 cloud companies to watch” which tracks innovative vendors offering ways to make the transition to a cloud-based world less daunting. You guessed it…VMLogix LabManager – Cloud Edition (LabManagerCE) made the list. This was great validation as we continue to be committed to offering easy-to-use solutions for organizations moving their workloads to both public and private clouds. In addition to LabManagerCE we offer VMLogix LabManager which can help you transform (and manage) your virtual data center into a private cloud. You can read the Network World article here: http://www.networkworld.com/supp/2010/ndc3/051010-ndc-cloud-companies.html?page=9.