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Iron Networks Announces Windows Server 2012 Network Virtualization Gateway Appliance

BackSan Jose, CA – Apr 9, 2013

Iron Networks today announced at the Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) in Las Vegas, the release of the HNV Network Virtualization Gateway appliance.  The appliance series has been named HNV for Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Network Virtualization and is built upon Windows Server 2012, and integrates directly with Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center 2012 SP1.

Windows Server2012 Hyper-V Network Virtualization provides virtual networks to virtual machines, similarly to how server virtualization (hypervisor) provides virtual machines to the operating system. Network virtualization decouples and isolates virtual networks from the physical network infrastructure and removes the constraints of VLAN and hierarchical IP address assignment from virtual machine provisioning. This flexibility makes it easy for customers to move workloads to IaaS clouds and adds efficiency for hosters and datacenter administrators to manage their infrastructure, while maintaining the necessary multi-tenant isolation, security requirements, and supporting overlapping virtual machine IP addresses.

"Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Network Virtualization provides greater freedom for workload placements," said Brian Hillger, director, Server and Tools Marketing, Microsoft. "Virtual machine workload placement is no longer limited by the IP address assignment or VLAN isolation requirements of the physical network because it is enforced within Hyper-V hosts, based on software-defined, multitenant virtualization policies."  

"Iron Networks is pleased to offer a dedicated turnkey appliance solution to enable and accelerate the deployment of Microsoft-based Software Defined Networking (SDN ). It's an easy way to build scalable and manageable private and public cloud infrastructures," said Billy Bath, CEO of Iron Networks.

The HNV appliance is purpose built for maximum scalability and performance and will come in various models to fit different deployment scenarios, providing the throughput requirements of enterprises and cloud service providers. The product family will be available in May 2013. 

About Iron Networks

Iron Networks is a Microsoft OEM partner that provides turnkey networking and infrastructure platforms for the Microsoft-based Software Defined Data Centers.  Based in San Jose, CA, Iron Networks has a depth of experience building and deploying Windows Server based appliances.  Originally focused on network edge and security appliances, Iron Networks' focus has evolved to offering solutions and products built around the Microsoft-based hybrid cloud story.  Utilizing the product and market experience with Microsoft-based appliances and the core competencies as a leader in turnkey rack level hardware manufacturing, OEM appliance design, integration and supply chain management solutions, Iron Networks is well positioned to rapidly deploy enterprise grade cloud and datacenter solutions.


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