VMLogix Adds Application Lifecycle Management to Citrix Virtualization Solutions

Integrated solution will provide interoperability by bringing VMLogix’s unparalleled hypervisor-agnostic virtual lab automation and stage management capabilities to both XenServer and Hyper-V

PALO ALTO, Calif. – February 23, 2009 – VMLogix, Inc., a leading provider of virtual machine management solutions designed for software companies and IT organizations, today announced a strategic OEM agreement with Citrix Systems, Inc. that will bring VMLogix application lifecycle management capabilities to its new Citrix® Essentials™ product line for XenServer™ and Hyper-V™, providing users with a broad range of capabilities and the freedom to develop, test and stage software on multiple virtualization platforms.   These capabilities were announced today by Citrix as part of a new product line called Citrix Essentials for XenServer and Citrix Essentials for Hyper-V.

“VMLogix has been a value-added partner on the XenServer platform for years, and this agreement is a natural extension of our valued and mutually-beneficial relationship,” said Lou Shipley, group vice president and general manager of the XenServer product group at Citrix. “We selected VMLogix because they deliver the best-in-class solutions in their market and their hypervisor-agnostic architecture aligns well to our desire to provide customers with an open, non-proprietary virtualization platform and management portfolio.  Integrating VMLogix technology into the new Citrix Essentials product line will provide our customers with a robust, flexible, feature-rich solution offering critical application lifecycle management capabilities, and offer our channel partners a broader solution set.”  

Delivering Hypervisor-Agnostic Application Lifecycle Management
With most enterprises and data centers deploying more than one virtualization platform, hypervisor-agnostic application lifecycle management tools will become essential to managing the virtual infrastructure. VMLogix products are hypervisor-agnostic and offer a number of benefits including:

  • VMLogix LabManager: allows customers to consolidate and automate lab IT infrastructure in order to deliver and maintain software applications more quickly, cost-effectively and reliably. LabManager allows development, test and support teams to build, snapshot, share and deploy production-like environments on-demand across virtualization platforms. Companies can dramatically reduce the manual effort, time and IT resources required to develop and maintain higher quality software applications by using comprehensive automation capabilities, advanced team management and seamless integrations with leading solutions from HP and IBM.
  • VMLogix StageManager: enabling customers to manage the pre-production and staging infrastructure for IT operations. StageManager helps IT operations engineers create a customizable staging workflow and stage applications for comprehensive testing and production readying – helping reduce the risk of downtime, improving and enforcing the staging process and reducing the IT costs related to service staging.

“Our firm belief, and what we are hearing from customers, is that enterprise virtualization deployments are becoming increasingly heterogeneous, making them rely more heavily on management tools and capabilities,” said Sameer Dholakia, CEO of VMLogix. “This agreement clearly validates VMLogix as a best-in-class virtual machine management solution, and arms XenServer and Hyper-V users with an option that can accommodate their current needs and grow with them as they create a broader virtual infrastructure.  We look forward to supporting this strategic partnership and furthering our leadership in virtual machine management applications.”

About VMLogix
VMLogix provides virtual machine management solutions designed for software companies and IT organizations to use any of the leading virtualization platforms for consolidating test lab infrastructures, automating the software build and test process, and for managing the staging and delivery of applications into production. Companies worldwide use VMLogix technology to deliver software more quickly, cost-effectively and reliably than with any other solution on the market. VMLogix has partnerships with the industry's most established technology companies including Citrix, IBM, Microsoft and VMware. VMLogix is a privately-held company headquartered in Palo Alto, California. The company has received funding from Bain Capital Ventures and Trilogy. For more information on VMLogix, visit www.vmlogix.com.


VMLogix, VMLogix LabManager, VMLogix StageManager are trademarks of VMLogix, Inc. Citrix®, Citrix Essentials™ and XenServer™ are trademarks of Citrix Systems, Inc. and/or one or more of its subsidiaries, and may be registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in other countries. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

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