November 11, 2011 05:00 ET

ViaWest Builds Integrated Cloud Service With Xsigo

Xsigo Virtual I/O Helps Cloud Provider Gain 4X More Performance and Design a New Class of Integrated Cloud Offerings

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 11, 2011) - Xsigo Systems, Inc., the leader in virtualized data center infrastructure, today announced that ViaWest, one of the largest privately held data center and managed services providers in North America, has deployed Xsigo virtual I/O in their KINECTed™ Cloud services data centers. As a result, ViaWest achieved 4X more bandwidth for greater application performance, and gained the broad interoperability needed to enable a new class of cloud services that allows customers to combine ViaWest's services, including colocation, complex hosting, managed services and cloud services, within a single, consolidated offering.

"ViaWest's KINECTed™ Cloud service offers our customers a complete hybrid solution that provides cost-effective managed services for day-to-day needs and capacity-on-demand cloud services to satisfy peak requirements, all within a single services and support framework," said Jason Carolan, Vice President of Product Development at ViaWest. "Xsigo's virtual I/O provides the dynamic connection point that allows us to combine resources -- our data center capacity plus our customer's capacity -- to address within minutes the customer's immediate business challenges. Xsigo offers the flexibility to seamlessly interoperate with all of our customers' varied resources and furthermore delivers performance that is 4X faster than10G Ethernet."

With 22 data centers, ViaWest provides colocation, complex hosting, cloud and managed services to thousands of customers. With the KINECTed™ Cloud service, ViaWest offers its customers the ability to dynamically add compute resources to accommodate demand as needed.

"ViaWest capitalized on two core Xsigo benefits -- performance and open systems interoperability -- to provide their customers with an innovative service offering," said Lloyd Carney, CEO of Xsigo Systems. "This is an example of business innovation in the cloud, and demonstrates what is possible when customer-focused providers such as ViaWest deploy innovative technologies like Xsigo's to solve their clients' most challenging problems."

About Xsigo Virtual I/O
Virtual I/O technologies consolidate server connectivity and allow a single server connection to act as many, in the same way a virtualized server enables one physical server to appear as multiple devices. With the Xsigo I/O Director, customers can now immediately consolidate their infrastructure, reduce cabling requirements by 70 percent, cut power consumption by 30 percent, and complete routine management tasks in seconds rather than hours or days. Xsigo's unique virtual I/O technology offers unprecedented levels of performance, scalability, and ease of use, allowing data center managers to connect any server to any network and any storage resource in minutes rather than days or weeks.

About ViaWest
ViaWest is one of the largest privately held data center service providers in North America. They provide colocation, complex hosting, cloud and managed services to businesses of all sizes nationwide. ViaWest owns and operates 22 enterprise-class data center facilities in Colorado, Texas, Oregon, Utah, and Nevada, delivering high-quality, flexible solutions designed to support customers' unique business needs. For additional information on ViaWest, please visit or call 1-877-448-9378.

About Xsigo Systems
Xsigo Systems, Inc. is the leader in virtualized data center infrastructure, helping enterprise customers increase application performance, reduce costs and improve business agility. Based on patented and award-winning technology, Xsigo offers a complete family of infrastructure virtualization products, including the Xsigo I/O Director and the Xsigo Server Fabric. Xsigo has hundreds of customers, partners and resellers around the globe and services multiple industries including financial, education, government, entertainment, technology and telecommunications. The privately held company, founded in 2004 and based in San Jose, Calif., is funded by Kleiner Perkins, Khosla Ventures, Greylock Partners and North Bridge Venture Partners. For more information, visit

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