SOURCE: XenSource, Inc.

November 14, 2006 08:00 ET

XenSource and Egenera Enter Into OEM Agreement

XenEnterprise Integrated Into New Egenera vBlade Software

PALO ALTO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 14, 2006 -- XenSource, Inc., the leader in infrastructure virtualization solutions based on the open source Xen™ hypervisor, today announced it has entered into an OEM agreement with Egenera, a global leader in datacenter virtualization architecture. Under terms of the agreement, Egenera will integrate XenEnterprise™, XenSource's flagship virtualization product, into Egenera® PAN Manager™ software as part of its new vBlade™ software offering being launched today. Egenera is a XenSource strategic partner.

XenEnterprise adds value to Egenera vBlade software by enabling multiple operating systems and applications to run securely on a single Egenera Processing Blade™ module, thereby increasing server utilization and decreasing IT costs.

"XenSource continues to provide superior, open virtualization solutions that deliver enterprise quality and price performance advantages, so they were the right partner for Egenera," said Peter J. Manca, executive vice president Engineering and CTO of Egenera. "Together, XenEnterprise and vBlade software give users a truly seamless experience of deploying and managing both physical and virtual resources."

"Egenera vBlade software is the ideal complement to XenEnterprise, and an excellent addition to the strong architecture they already deliver to help simplify customers' datacenters," said Simon Crosby, CTO of XenSource. "Both of our solutions will help users take advantage of the power of Intel VT and AMDV technologies for high performance x86 server virtualization based on the open source Xen hypervisor."

Egenera vBlade software is an entirely new way to manage both physical servers and virtual machines by providing a single environment for configuring, allocating, repurposing and managing both types of resources. With vBlade, Egenera BladeFrame® customers can take advantage of the same levels of high availability, N+1 failover, disaster recovery, dynamic repurposing and other critical services built into the Egenera BladeFrame architecture for both virtual and physical resources. Whether a customer is consolidating hundreds of servers onto virtual blades or deploying the most mission-critical applications on physical blades, Egenera eliminates both the management complexity and physical complexity plaguing enterprise datacenters today, by providing a solution built to deliver agility and simplicity.

About XenEnterprise

For IT professionals seeking to benefit from virtualization of Windows and Linux in x86 server environments, XenEnterprise offers an easy to use solution with built-in virtual machine lifecycle management, at breakthrough price and performance. XenEnterprise is a Windows and multi-OS virtualization solution that offers IT professionals all of the performance advantages of the Xen hypervisor. Based on Xen 3.0.3, XenEnterprise delivers a full virtualization solution for Windows operating system environments. The benefits from increased server utilization result in efficiency and savings on data center management and operational costs.

XenEnterprise includes the following key features:

--  Easy to use: XenEnterprise offers Xen and guest operating system
    installers, P2V tools and a comprehensive management toolkit into a single
    package to enable customers to get Xen up and running fast and quickly
    build and manage a running virtualization infrastructure.
--  Superior performance: XenEnterprise offers near bare-metal Windows
    performance and fine-grained resource control for guest virtual servers,
    leveraging the Xen paravirtualized architecture and hardware virtualization
    capabilities of Intel® VT and AMDV enabled processors.
--  Lowest Total Cost of Ownership: XenEnterprise delivers dramatic
    improvements in server utilization, reducing capital expenditures and
    infrastructure management costs.
About Xen™

The Xen hypervisor is the industry-standard open source infrastructure virtualization software created and maintained by the founders of XenSource, Inc., and developed collaboratively by 20 of the world's most innovative data center solution vendors. Xen allows multiple virtual server instances to run concurrently on the same physical server, with near native performance and per-virtual server performance guarantees. The technology is being adopted world wide in enterprise datacenters to increase server utilization, support server consolidation, and reduce total cost of ownership.

About XenSource

XenSource, Inc. develops the leading enterprise grade multi-OS platform virtualization solution, XenEnterprise™, based on the industry's highest-performance virtualization technology, the open source Xen™ hypervisor. Founded and run by the Xen development team, XenSource products allow enterprises to realize the TCO savings that result from server consolidation, increased utilization, and reduced complexity in the datacenter. For more information about becoming a XenSource customer, or to become a XenSource re-seller or partner visit

XenSource, Xen and XenEnterprise are trademarks of XenSource, Inc. Egenera, Egenera stylized logos, BladeFrame, Processing Blade and vBlade are trademarks or registered trademarks of Egenera Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.

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