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November 16, 2009

NetEx adds support for VMware vCenter Converter with HyperIP

To enhance migration of virtual machine images across WAN

By CBR Staff Writer

NetEx, a provider of WAN optimisation software, has expanded its endorsement of VMware virtual infrastructures with support for VMware’s vCenter Converter with HyperIP for movement of converted virtual machines images across WANs. The vCenter converter allows IT operations to automate and simplify physical-to-virtual machine conversions and conversions between virtual machine formats.

According to NetEx, HyperIP for VMware is a virtualised software-based WAN optimiser, operating in VMware ESX Server including the new vSphere cloud-optimised virtual infrastructure to boost the performance of storage replication, backup, disaster recovery and migration applications. In addition to accelerating long-distance movement of newly-converted virtual machines using vCenter Converter, HyperIP optimises the movement of cold and hot migrations between VMware ESX servers over WAN connections.

The company claims that the vCenter converter-HyperIP combination brings a new level of efficiency to conversion of physical servers. VMs created to test new applications can be migrated to virtualised production environments. The vCenter converter creates clones of operating VMs that can then be sent to remote DR and archival sites via HyperIP optimisation, reducing the backup window and recovery time objectives when HyperIP is used to restore the cloned image.

The company said that the HyperIP for VMware is built on a software design optimised for long-distance data migration that mitigates performance degradation due to distance latency and packet loss. HyperIP further optimises the available bandwidth and increases the efficiency of moving vCenter converter and VMotion migrations over a WAN by aggregating TCP data streams (8000+).

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Robert MacIntyre, VP of business development and marketing at NetEx, said: The server virtualisation revolution is only just beginning and vCenter Converter makes it easier for companies to undertake server consolidation projects to deploy dozens or hundreds of new virtual machines.

“NetEx is committed to helping VMware users simplify and optimise their consolidation efforts. HyperIP helps companies accomplish their server virtualisation goals while saving time and money with unmatched acceleration for moving virtual machines anywhere in the world via WAN connectivity.

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