Connectix App Eases Server Consolidation
The native Windows-based server app enables users to run a broad range of operating systems.Connectix Corp., which provides virtualization software for Intel-based computers, on Tuesday will release its Connectix Virtual Server product for partner and customer testing. This new product is an enterprise-grade virtualization solution for server consolidation. It is a native Windows-based server application that enables users to run a broad range of operating systems, including Windows, .Net, Linux, Unix and OS/2, concurrently and on a single physical server. David Atlas, vice president of enterprise products at Connectix, told eWEEK on Monday that there were no plans to have the product run on non-Intel enterprise server platforms, as the Intel/Windows space is the "pain point". This is where 50 percent of all installed servers sit, running some 25 percent utilization with Exchange or file and print or domain or Internet services.
"The bulk of the servers needing consolidationsimpler, more cost-effective managementare indeed Intel servers. But, that said, we very much look forward to an IA-64 market place," he said.