SOURCE: XenSource, Inc.

November 14, 2006 12:00 ET

XenSource Joins Microsoft & Other Industry Leaders in Interop Vendor Alliance

Alliance Committed to Connecting People, Data and Diverse Systems

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 joined with Microsoft and other industry leaders to launch the Interop Vendor Alliance. The Alliance was established to connect people, data and diverse systems through better interoperability.

Earlier this month, XenSource announced the availability of XenEnterprise™ for virtualizing Windows and Linux guests which comes on the heels of Microsoft and XenSource's recent strategic announcement to collaborate on the development of interoperable virtualization solutions, focused on the support of Xen-enabled Linux guests and the future Microsoft Server Windows "Longhorn" Hypervisor. XenEnterprise includes the latest version of the Xen hypervisor, Xen 3.0.3, which has been developed collaboratively by the Xen ecosystem.

"Collaboration and working with a large ecosystem is part of our open source roots, so joining the Interop Vendor Alliance was a natural extension of the work we are already doing to support the adoption of virtualization," said Frank Artale, vice president of business development of XenSource, Inc. "We look forward to working collaboratively with other member companies to ensure better interoperability across the industry."

"The Alliance is committed to interoperability for its customers and vendors, and we are pleased with the participation and dedication XenSource and other industry leaders are showing as they rally around this cause," said Sam Rosenbalm, business development manager of Microsoft. "Interoperability will be a tremendous advantage to customers as they deploy new technologies, products and services in their networks."

About the Interop Vendor Alliance

Formed in 2006, the Interop Vendor Alliance is an industrywide group working to identify and share opportunities to better connect people, data and diverse systems through better interoperability with Microsoft systems and to jointly market interoperability solutions of its members. Founding members include AMD, BEA Systems, Business Objects, CA, The Carbon Project, Centeris Corporation, Citrix Systems Inc, GXS, IP Commerce Inc, JNBridge, KERNEL Networks, Levi, Ray & Shoup Inc., Microsoft Corporation, NEC, Network Appliance, Novell, Q4bis, Quest Software, Siemens Enterprise Communications, Software AG, SugarCRM, Sun Microsystems, Symphony Services, Xcalia, and XenSource. Additional information about the Interop Vendor Alliance can be found on its Web site at

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 worldwide 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.

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