Quoting from the Virtual Iron official announcement:
FalconStor Software, Inc., the market leader in disk-based data protection solutions, and Virtual Iron Software, a provider of enterprise-class software solutions for server virtualization, today announced a global strategic alliance to offer integrated storage and server virtualization solutions to maximize IT productivity and business continuity for organizations of all sizes. The combined solutions improve data center resource management by increasing utilization of existing physical resources, optimizing virtual infrastructure performance through real-time data migration, and delivering more cost-effective and reliable high availability and disaster recovery. The companies will collaborate on marketing, sales, product integration and cross-support to OEM and reseller partners worldwide.
The FalconStor Network Storage Server (NSS) and FalconStor Continuous Data Protector (CDP) support both iSCSI and Fibre Channel storage and have been certified on the latest release of Virtual Iron, Version 4.2. The FalconStor solutions provide a number of unique capabilities for the Virtual Iron platform including:
- Storage Migration for Virtual Machines – Virtualization combined with built-in mirroring allows seamless migration between storage arrays without downtime.
- Extended support for a wide range of SMB and enterprise-class storage arrays already certified by FalconStor.
- Application-aware snapshot agents that provide transactionally-consistent snapshots of data for Exchange, SQL, SharePoint, SAP, and Oracle running in virtual machines.
- Thin provisioning for virtual machines maximizes disk space to optimize storage management within virtualized environments.
FalconStor and Virtual Iron will host a joint webcast on February 7th, 2008, featuring the combined capabilities. Register here.