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emBoot Extends Diskless Boot Capabilities for Microsoft&aposs Vista and Hyper-V in its winBoot/i v2.5 iSCSI Boot Solution

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, April 8, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- emBoot Inc., an industry pioneer in delivering network boot capabilities, today announced key new functionality in its winBoot/i v2.5 iSCSI boot solution. winBoot/i provides a centrally managed SAN Boot solution using standard Ethernet NICs that allows customers to reduce deployment and lifecycle operating costs for servers and PCs, reduce datacenter power and cooling requirements, and improve system resiliency, availability, flexibility, and recoverability.

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, April 8, 2008 /PRNewswire/ — emBoot Inc., an industry pioneer in delivering network boot capabilities, today announced key new functionality in its winBoot/i v2.5 iSCSI boot solution. winBoot/i provides a centrally managed SAN Boot solution using standard Ethernet NICs that allows customers to reduce deployment and lifecycle operating costs for servers and PCs, reduce datacenter power and cooling requirements, and improve system resiliency, availability, flexibility, and recoverability.

New functionality in winBoot/i v2.5: — Ability to boot Windows Vista Enterprise (SP1) from iSCSI storage — delivering support for the Microsoft diskless / remote boot initiative. Customers licensed for Windows Vista Enterprise now have a diskless implementation option for a centrally managed remote boot environment that leverages their investment in iSCSI storage. — Ability to boot Microsoft Hyper-V guest virtual machines from iSCSI storage not directly exposed to the Hyper-V host. Virtual machines can now be booted from iSCSI storage exposed by the software initiator within the guest VM. The Hyper-V hypervisor host containing those virtual machines can also be booted from iSCSI SAN. The combination provides a complete diskless environment for the Microsoft Virtualization technology, possible with standard Ethernet NICs. — Hardware-independent P2V2P migration for Microsoft Vista Enterprise and Server 2008 clients using winBoot/i's winMigr8(TM) technology. winBoot/i v2.5 clients can be quickly moved from physical to Microsoft / VMware virtual machines — and back — in under 5 minutes, regardless of size of the installed OS. The same technology also provides the capability to build hardware-independent boot-from-iSCSI images — one single image can be used by both a virtual and physical machine.

These new capabilities are in addition to the already announced functionality in winBoot/i v2.5 — including the ability to install Windows Server 2008 directly from DVD to iSCSI storage and host-side persistence when booting multiple devices from a single shared iSCSI boot image.

"With winBoot/i v2.5 we are providing compelling new functionality to desktops, blade servers, and virtualized environments," said George Kostiuk, CEO of emBoot. "Our new migration capabilities open up innovative possibilities for disaster recovery and deployment strategies."

About winBoot/i

winBoot/i utilizes Microsoft's iSCSI architecture to allow the booting of any Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Vista Enterprise (SP1) devices using existing low-cost Ethernet adapters versus substantially more expensive host bus adapters (HBAs). winBoot/i is available today from a growing worldwide network of partners including Integrators, Distributors, OEMs, and iSCSI storage vendors.

About emBoot Inc.

emBoot's iSCSI boot solutions significantly reduce the time, cost, and complexity of deploying and maintaining physical or virtual servers and desktops while also improving system availability and reducing disaster recovery times. emBoot is headquartered in Ontario, Canada. For more information, visit http://www.emboot.com.

Contact: George Kostiuk / emBoot Inc. / 905-629-0200 x225 / info@emboot.com

winBoot/i is a registered trademark of emBoot Inc.

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SOURCE emBoot Inc.

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