NetEx Inc. will soon add support for Microsoft’s Hyper-V server virtualization software to its HyperIP WAN acceleration software. The Minneapolis company said support will be added in the next release of HyperIP this quarter. HyperIP optimizes long-distance data movement for more than a dozen virtual machine management applications. The first Hyper-V capable version of HyperIP will support Microsoft’s Live Migration feature, enabling the movement of operating virtual machines from one Hyper-V physical host to another without any disruption of service or perceived downtime, the company said. “Having a presence in both the Hyper-V and VMware camps has NetEx ideally positioned for the future of server virtualization,” said Robert MacIntyre, NetEx's vice-president of business development and marketing. NetEx claims HyperIP– which is sold as either a plug and play appliance or software-only model — supports long-distance data transfers at up to 800 Mb/s. No pricing was announced. However, HyperIP for VMware WAN optimization software has a list price of US$2,000.

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Howard Solomon
Currently a freelance writer, I'm the former editor of ITWorldCanada.com and Computing Canada. An IT journalist since 1997, I've written for several of ITWC's sister publications including ITBusiness.ca and Computer Dealer News. Before that I was a staff reporter at the Calgary Herald and the Brampton (Ont.) Daily Times. I can be reached at hsolomon [@] soloreporter.com