ToutVirtual Adds Microsoft Virtual Image

Carlsbad-based ToutVirtual, a software firm developing products for the growing system virtualization market, announced today that it is providing a virtualization software application for Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2. The firm will provide its VirtualIQ Pro, ready-to-run software appliance as a turnkey and pre-configured image for Microsoft' Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) Test Drive Program. The program allows customers to download running software appliances to evaluate and test out pre-configured software, and is similar to competitor VMware's Virtual Appliance marketplace. ToutVirtual's software is used to manage virtual machines and software.