Nonprofit Sector Benefits From Server Virtualization With Virtual Iron
LOWELL, MA, March 10, 2009 — Virtual Iron Software (www.virtualiron.com), a provider of enterprise-class server virtualization and virtual infrastructure management software, today announced organizations in the non-profit sector are leveraging the company's virtualization platform to further extend the reach of their services. Customers such as Convoy of Hope and Goodwill Industries of Colorado Springs have been able to cost effectively improve their IT infrastructure enabling employees to more efficiently reach the maximum number of people.
"Virtual Iron is the key in enabling us to touch a lot of people. Its robust, cost-effective solution helps us to do so much more with the resources we have. We can focus the organization's budget on programs and not on administrative expenses," said Dustin Dasal, IT Director for Convoy of Hope. "We looked at virtualization solutions from VMware and Microsoft, but chose Virtual Iron because it provides a lot more bells and whistles at lower cost. We're getting more for our money in terms of feature sets and a much stronger, technically superior solution."
Convoy of Hope is a not-for-profit that has touched the lives of more than 25 million people around the world by distributing more than $100 million worth of food and supplies to people in 107 countries. The organization partners with churches, businesses, civic groups, and thousands of volunteers to build supply lines, distribute donations, conduct community outreach programs, and respond to those in need immediately after a disaster. In order to ensure funding remained in place for outreach programs, Convoy of Hope turned to Virtual Iron to help rollout a new application that would allow them to process and provide timely access to vast amounts of data at a low cost. Given the increased access and use of technology Virtual Iron provides, the staff is now more efficient and productive, significantly increasing the number of people who can be impacted by the organization's services.