March 08, 2011 07:00 ET

Xsigo Certifies Oracle VM

Joint Customers Benefit From Xsigo's Capital Expense Reduction and 4X Performance Boost vs. 10G Ethernet

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - March 8, 2011) - Xsigo Systems, Inc., the leader in I/O virtualization, today announced certification and support for Oracle® VM, a server virtualization solution that offers highly efficient and cost-effective virtualization for both Oracle and non-Oracle applications. The combination of Oracle VM and Xsigo virtual I/O delivers significant and quantifiable cost-saving improvements for virtualized data centers.

"Server virtualization greatly increases the demands on server I/O, often leading to bottlenecks that can sap application performance," said Bruce Fingles, Xsigo's VP of product management, alliances, and support. "Xsigo's support for Oracle VM means that customers can now get 4X more bandwidth to each server to help them run mission-critical Oracle applications in a virtualized environment without compromising on performance." 

"Oracle VM makes applications easier to deploy, manage, and support by facilitating virtualization as part of a fully integrated, tested, and certified solution," said Monica Kumar, senior director Linux, Virtualization and MySQL Product Marketing, Oracle. "When combined with the fully virtualized connectivity environment enabled by Xsigo's virtual I/O, these benefits can be even more significant."

By using Oracle VM in conjunction with Xsigo's award-winning virtual I/O technology, customers gain a high-performance, converged data center infrastructure. This provides the bandwidth and flexibility needed to connect any computing resource to any server, on live machines, without business down time. Additional benefits of using the Oracle VM and Xsigo solution include:

  • Predictable Application Performance: Quality of service controls give customers guaranteed bandwidth -- over both Ethernet and Fibre Channel -- to specific virtual machines. Shared resource environments can now achieve the same performance assurances as traditional, hard-wired server I/O.

  • Development to Staging to Production, Without Disruption: Customers can move a server or specific virtual machine from one physical network to another without re-cabling. A user need only direct the server's traffic to another external port on the Xsigo I/O Director. Network isolation is now possible without relying on VLANs.

  • Less Latency: Server-to-server communications benefit from the high-speed and low-latency switching of Xsigo's underlying InfiniBand or Ethernet fabrics. By sending information from one vNIC to another, entirely within the Xsigo virtual I/O environment, servers move traffic over links with bandwidth up to 40Gbps each, using standard TCP/IP protocols. 

  • Lower Server Cost and Reduced Power Consumption: Fewer I/O cards and external switch ports means less power consumption for customers, saving up to 100 watts per server.

  • Centralized I/O Management: Customers can manage I/O across all servers from a single pane-of-glass, greatly simplifying I/O configuration replication and migration.

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 Xsigo Systems
Founded in 2004, Xsigo Systems, Inc. is the leader in data center I/O virtualization, helping organizations reduce costs and improve business agility. Based on patented and award-winning technology, Xsigo offers a complete I/O virtualization product family which includes the VP560 and VP780 I/O Directors. 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 is based in San Jose, Calif., and funded by Kleiner Perkins, Khosla Ventures, Greylock Partners and North Bridge Venture Partners. For more information, visit

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