Quoting from the PolyServe official announcement:
PolyServe, Inc. today announced the company’s support of Microsoft’s virtualization strategy, technologies and licensing. Additionally, PolyServe reasserted the company’s commitment to the ongoing development of industry-leading server consolidation solutions based on Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2.
PolyServe is in lock-step with Microsoft’s virtualization roadmap by providing server and storage virtualization and flexible resource utilization on industry-standard servers and storage. PolyServe Matrix Server™ shared data clustering software consolidates servers and storage into a pool of resources for a true mission-critical, utility computing infrastructure for Windows data centers.
“We share Microsoft’s vision for leveraging virtualization technology to create a more agile, dynamic infrastructure,” said Mike Stankey, president and CEO of PolyServe. “Combining our shared data clustering software with Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2, we’re able to run multiple applications across a highly available and easily managed cluster of physical servers and storage. The result is an ideal solution for large enterprises that aim to consolidate applications in an on-demand utility for a significant savings in management costs.”
“Microsoft is pleased to work with PolyServe to deliver data center virtualization solutions to our joint customers,” said Zane Adam, director of marketing, Windows Server Division, Microsoft Corp. “The combination of PolyServe Matrix Server and Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 delivers immediate benefits for server consolidation, application re-hosting and disaster tolerance for large-scale, mission-critical deployments.”
PolyServe has openly embraced the open, standards-based Windows Server System, and supports Microsoft’s investments in virtualization and virtualization management technologies. Virtual Server 2005 runs seamlessly on PolyServe Matrix Server for a comprehensive consolidation solution for enterprises customers. With Matrix Server software and Virtual Server 2005, it is possible to consolidate applications formerly running on many physical machines onto virtual machines running on fewer physical host servers.
Virtual Server 2005 R2 is a logical addition to the PolyServe family of solutions that support Microsoft customers. The strong PolyServe customer base for SQL Server and Windows file serving applications will benefit by being able to further consolidate multiple physical servers into a shared data cluster with Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2. PolyServe enhances the Microsoft Virtual Server solution by providing high availability services for Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 itself, shared data clustering for benefits in data consolidation and management and PolyServe Matrix Manager, a centralized cluster management console.