Ipanema Technologies has announced its new virtualisation offering, the virtual|engine. With the virtual engine, enterprises can deploy the Ipanema's Autonomic Networking System (ANS) over their virtual infrastructure and guarantee the performance of their application portfolio like ERP, Unified Communications, cloud applications, video, social media, etc. over their entire corporate network including the Internet.
The benefits of Ipanema's virtual|engine to enterprises include:
- Flexible deployment models, including virtualised data centers and branch office box;
- Standardisation of the infrastructure platform (hardware and operating systems) at the data center and at the branch office;
- Reduced costs and faster installation times.
"We've basically taken all our software features and turned them into a product that runs on a virtual platform. This enables huge flexibility in deployment models for our customers and partners" said Mark Burton, Ipanema's Product Management Director.
Ipanema is rolling out its virtual|engine as a response to significant market trends like growing virtualisation infrastructure and consolidation of services in the branch offices.
- Enterprises are increasingly hosting their applications over a virtualised infrastructure. This allows them to decrease their cost while simplifying IT operations.
- There is a drive to move the local services a branch office needs (like routing, firewalling, printing, etc.) into one device.
"Enterprises will continue virtualising their infrastructure and Ipanema's virtualisation solution responds to this trend. By being able to run the Ipanema software either on a blade, for example in a branch router, a box client or on a standard server, enterprises get the flexibility they need in their deployment models," said Mark Burton.
The virtual|engine is available in two forms: virtual|20, designed for small branches (up to 300 users) and virtual|140 for larger sites and data centers. Both models can be used either in-line or out-of-line and fit on a blade in a Cisco ISR G2 router.
"In the current release, the virtual|engine runs on VMWare ESXi hypervisor and we are planning to support other virtualisation platforms such as Linux KVM in the near future" said Mark Burton.