May 12, 2008 07:50 ET

Xsigo Expands Channel Relationships

Two Value-Added Resellers Help Accelerate Adoption of I/O Virtualization for Increased IT Agility and Cost Savings

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - May 12, 2008) - Xsigo Systems, Inc., the technology leader in data center I/O virtualization, today announced that it has added two new channel partners in the United States to distribute its award-winning I/O virtualization technology to leading enterprise customers. By using Xsigo's technology, it is estimated that users can lower their server-related operating expenses by up to 80%, cut capital costs by 50%, and use 70% less cabling -- resulting in 100x faster server management.

"Xsigo is leading the charge to make I/O virtualization widely available," said Jon Toor, Xsigo's vice president of marketing. "Our resellers are solving timely customer challenges like server virtualization, greening of the data center, and IT infrastructure optimization -- all areas that benefit significantly by implementing virtual I/O technology."

Xsigo's two new channel partners are:

--  Evolving Solutions, based in Hamel, Minnesota, is a professional
    services and systems integration firm specializing in server and storage
    consolidation, virtualization, and disaster recovery. "By offering Xsigo
    I/O virtualization technology, we can provide a complete, end-to-end
    virtualization solution to our customers," says Judith Van Keulen, Director
    of Marketing at Evolving Solutions. "Virtualized servers and storage are
    widely accepted technologies for increasing data center efficiency, with
    virtual I/O, the solution is complete. We can now provide end users full
    value of their infrastructure investment."
--  Kovarus, Inc., located in South San Francisco, California, is a
    systems integrator specializing in delivering enterprise virtualization,
    storage and data center networking solutions. "At Kovarus, we are committed
    to providing the best and most complete solutions and services to our
    customers," says Patrick Cronin, principal at Kovarus. "By integrating our
    extensive engineering experience with Xsigo's award-winning I/O
    virtualization solution, we are empowering organizations to cost-
    effectively manage and control their valuable IT resources, while reducing
    environmental impact."

With Xsigo's VP780 I/O Director, I/O resources can be provisioned on-the-fly without disrupting network and storage configurations, and without physically entering the data center. Xsigo consolidates the I/O infrastructure and replaces physical network and storage interfaces (NICs and HBAs) with virtual resources that are remotely manageable from a single console.

Xsigo Systems is the winner of several leading IT awards including Storage Magazine's Networking Equipment Product of the Year 2007; eWeek's Top 10 Disruptive Storage Technologies Award 2007; Byte & Switch's Top 10 Storage Products of the Year Award 2007; and eWeek Channel Insider's Top 20 Vendors to Know 2008.

About Evolving Solutions

Evolving Solutions architects and implements IT solutions that assist businesses in the utilization of technology to achieve corporate goals. Specializing in Server and Storage Virtualization, Server and Storage Consolidation, Tivoli Storage Manager Software implementation, Disaster Recovery, and Business Continuity planning and implementation, Evolving Solutions is an IBM 2008 Beacon Award Winner. For more information about Evolving Solutions, call 800-294-4362 or visit their website at

About Kovarus

Kovarus is a leading system integrator of virtualized data center technologies. As a specialist in delivering virtualization, enterprise storage, and data center networking solutions, Kovarus enables companies of all sizes to optimize IT resources, lower capital and operating expenses and ensure business continuity while reducing energy consumption. Kovarus's extensive engineering experience and unique ability to converge these three technologies gives us a distinct advantage in data center design and implementation. Since its formation in 2003, Kovarus has been chosen as a premier provider of consulting and integration services by leading technology companies including, VMware, EMC, and Cisco. Kovarus is headquartered in South San Francisco, CA, and on the Web at

About Xsigo Systems

Xsigo Systems, Inc. is the technology leader in data center I/O virtualization, helping organizations reduce costs and improve business agility. The Xsigo VP780 I/O Director consolidates server connectivity with a solution that provides unprecedented management simplicity and interoperability with open standards. The privately held company is based in San Jose, CA and funded by Kleiner Perkins, Khosla Ventures and Greylock Partners. For more information, visit

Contact Information

  • Contact Information:
    Lisa Copass
    Stepping Out Communications
    Office: 925-253-8445
    Email Contact

    Julie Inouye
    Xsigo Systems
    Office: 408-329-5618
    Email Contact