Virtual Iron today announced that YuuZoo, one of the world’s premier, mobile content aggregators, is deploying Virtual Iron’s solution across its content management system and mobile content distribution platforms in Singapore and the US. The company expects significant benefit from the software, including reduction of its server environment by almost half, streamlined management of its computing environment, easy provisioning and set-up of systems for new users, and cost-efficient business continuity capabilities. YuuZoo is working with ICSP Solutions out of Singapore to deploy the Virtual Iron solution.
“We tested out pretty much all of the virtualization offerings before ICSP introduced the Virtual Iron solution,” said Anthony Cacciola, CTO for YuuZoo in Singapore. “The Virtual Iron feature set is comprehensive yet easy to use and manage. This is a solution that can deliver on our needs now and continue to meet them as we grow and expand our virtualization initiative.”
YuuZoo has built a global distribution network that enables personalized distribution of wireless value-added services and advertising to billions of mobile end users, offering wireless content owners and developers, advertisers and media companies exciting new revenue possibilities. The YuuZoo network includes access to more than 200 leading wireless carriers, portals and wireless phone manufacturers in over 50 countries across the globe, enabling a reach to more than half of the world’s 3 billion mobile subscribers. The upstream media network includes hundreds of leading wireless content developers and owners giving YuuZoo one of the world’s largest content libraries designed specifically for mobile phone use.
The company currently supports about 50 internal users in four offices and mobile applications located in four different co-location sites using 40 servers in its Windows/Linux environment. Working with ICSP Solutions, Virtual Iron and Dell, YuuZoo expects to reduce its number of servers to eight. In addition to the savings on servers, the company also expects significant reductions in its power, cooling and space requirements. Using two Dell blade server (4 Blades each) SANs and Virtual Iron, YuuZoo has also been able reduce its co-location space from four sites to two, significantly reducing its hosting costs.
Virtual Iron combines an open source hypervisor with advanced virtualization services and policy-based automation capabilities. It also includes an automated X2V conversion software solution that enables customers to easily migrate workloads (data, applications, and operating systems) across physical, virtual, blade and image-based infrastructures in any direction. Virtual Iron also takes full advantage of the latest hardware–assisted virtualization capabilities from Intel and AMD to deliver near native performance. The software offers large memory support (up to 128 GB), large SMP capabilities (up to 8 virtual CPUs) and the ability to virtualize server platforms with up to 32 physical CPUs.