3Leaf Releases V-8000 Virtual I/O Server Version 2.0

New version brings disaster recovery capabilities and energy-efficiency to x86 server deployments

3Leaf Systems has released version 2.0 of its V-8000 Virtual I/O Server as part of its new Virtual Compute Environment solution.

This latest release includes disaster recovery, management and availability capabilities for large-scale x86 server deployments. The company also describes it as "the first I/O virtualization solution to run on standard off-the-shelf commodity x86 servers" in a press release.

Version 2.0 of V-8000 Virtual I/O Server features a more streamlined provisioning and management for large-scale server farms, an automated disaster-recovery solution, improvements to availability and operational agility, and easier deployment.

"3Leaf V-8000 Virtual I/O Server version 2.0 takes a giant step to empower server and system administrators, greatly enhancing datacenter agility and availability," said B.V. Jagadeesh, 3Leaf CEO, in a prepared statement. "With the new V-8000 version 2.0, 3Leaf provides simplified management and cost effective disaster recovery for commodity x86 servers, dramatically reducing data center expenses."

The new version also includes improvements to its energy-efficiency. According to the company, version 2.0 can save companies up to 50 percent on their operating and capital costs, and 50 percent in power consumption. The product reduces the number of NICs and HBAs by 85 percent, and has cut down the amount of required Fibre Channel and Ethernet ports by 80 percent.

Pricing for V-8000 Virtual I/O Server version 2.0 starts at $2,500 per managed server. For more information, visit http://www.3leafsystems.com.

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