VMLogix Launches LabManager in North America to Simplify the Software Development Lifecycle

Virtualization Product Suite Runs on All Platforms, Including Microsoft and VMware

BANGALORE, India & BOSTON -- Nov. 6, 2006 -- VMLogix, a global provider of virtual infrastructure management technology to streamline the software development lifecycle, today announced the launch of VMLogix LabManager, addressing an important gap in the marketplace, providing the only solution that works seamlessly across diverse virtualization platforms and physical machine environments, giving the user full process control at all levels within the test environment.

Software developers, testers and quality assurance (QA) professionals are required to deliver feature-rich, high-quality products with limited manpower, small budgets and short timelines. Traditionally, software development processes for setup and management of complex test environments have largely been manual, slow, inefficient and error prone.

VMLogix LabManager provides users with an innovative software lifecycle management solution that fully leverages emerging virtualization platforms, including Microsoft and VMware, and provides complete support for physical machines. With VMLogix LabManager, developers, testers and IT operations staff can ensure rapid, highly repeatable, resource-optimized deployments of complex, multi-machine software test environments. As a result, developers shave months off their cycle times, reduce infrastructure costs, seamlessly share resources across all boundaries and dramatically increase the quality of final delivered software.

"Virtualization in the software development lifecycle uniquely provides the ability to promote global collaboration across departments, divisions and companies," said Andi Mann, senior analyst at Enterprise Management Associates. "The technology makes it possible for users to exchange development environments with each other regardless of time, location or project status. This solves costly developer pain points and presents significant competitive advantages through speedier development and time to market."

VMLogix LabManager can be downloaded and deployed in less than 30 minutes on all current Microsoft Windows releases and on most Linux distributions. It also integrates seamlessly with existing development, build and quality processes and tools. VMLogix LabManager is unique in its support for physical machines, dynamic operating system (OS) software stack configuration, automated test script execution and test log data capture.

"VMLogix LabManager is the standard framework used by our forty plus software development teams distributed across the United States, China and India for validation of all software delivered by Trilogy," said Patrick Nichols, director of delivery at Trilogy Inc., a leading provider of technology-powered business services to Global 1000 companies. "With LabManager, we have achieved ten times improvement in the administrative overhead required to support our engineering staff and have shrunk our product release cycle times by over thirty percent. Support for both virtual and physical machine platforms was a core requirement in our environment, and LabManager is the only solution available that fulfilled this need."

"VMLogix LabManager is a perfect solution for testing and QA environments at Global 2000 enterprises, IT-enabled service providers and ISVs seeking to leverage new virtualization platforms from Microsoft and VMware," said Ravi Gururaj, CEO and founder of VMLogix. "VMLogix LabManager reduces costs, improves software quality and accelerates application release times. With this launch, developers now have a user-friendly, efficient framework, which helps them virtualize and simplify the software development lifecycle processes."

Free evaluation licenses and software downloads of VMLogix LabManager are currently available at www.vmlogix.com. Company executives will be present at VMworld 2006, Nov. 7-9, in Los Angeles. To schedule on-site briefings, please contact Megan Garnett at 212-255-0080, ext. 14, or mgarnett@articulatepr.com.

About VMLogix:

VMLogix provides groundbreaking software solutions that help simplify the software lifecycle by harnessing the power of virtualization technology. With its LabManager product suite, VMLogix revolutionizes the way software development teams around the globe manage their automated software lifecycle and quality assurance processes. By offering agile, self-service virtualization tools, VMLogix enables these teams to deliver more reliable products at lower costs, more quickly than ever before. Formed in 2004 and headquartered in Bangalore, India, VMLogix is a venture-backed, privately held company. Led by CEO Ravi Gururaj, the company has received funding from Bain Capital Ventures and Trilogy. For more information on VMLogix, visit www.vmlogix.com.

VMLogix and VMLogix LabManager are trademarks of VMLogix, Inc. All other trademarks, service marks, registered trademarks or registered service marks are the property of their respective owners.


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