SOURCE: Xsigo Systems, Inc.

March 08, 2010 07:46 ET

Xsigo Systems Is Verified as Citrix Ready

Xsigo's Virtual I/O Technology Is Trusted to Enhance Citrix Virtualization Solutions

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - March 8, 2010) -  Xsigo Systems, a technology leader in data center I/O virtualization, today announced that its Xsigo I/O Director, an award-winning virtual I/O technology, has been verified as Citrix Ready®. The Citrix Ready program helps customers identify third-party solutions that are recommended to enhance virtualization, networking and cloud computing solutions from Citrix. The Xsigo I/O Director completed a rigorous verification process to ensure compatibility with Citrix XenServer®, providing confidence in joint solution compatibility.

The Citrix Ready program makes it easy for customers to identify complementary products and solutions that can enhance Citrix environments. Customers can be confident that the Xsigo I/O Director has successfully passed a series of tests established by Citrix, and can be trusted to work effectively with Citrix XenServer, an enterprise-class, cloud-proven server virtualization platform that delivers the critical features of live migration and centralized multi-server management.

Virtualization projects that use Citrix XenServer products coupled with virtual I/O technologies, like the Xsigo I/O Director, further optimize efficiencies and realize additional cost-savings benefits. The Xsigo I/O Director is an enterprise-class solution that provides LAN and SAN connectivity for up to hundreds of Citrix XenServer hosts. Under software control, any XenServer host may be configured with access to any LAN or SAN -- "virtually". Because vNICs and vHBAs can be configured on-the-fly without a server reboot, the server's network connectivity is highly flexible and reconfigurable.

As a result, Citrix XenServer combined with Xsigo virtual I/O allow customers to receive predictable application performance by: dynamically allocating server bandwidth; isolating resources by assigning connectivity to a specific server; and achieving QoS by controlling both network and storage bandwidth to specific virtual NICs and HBAs.

"We are pleased to have Xsigo join us in the Citrix Ready program," said John Fanelli, vice president of solutions and community marketing at Citrix Systems, Inc. "Citrix Ready makes it easier for customers to select the most suitable virtualization infrastructure products for their specific needs. By taking part in our program, Xsigo has enabled its customers to obtain the highest quality user experience available today, and the simplest means for making an informed product purchasing selection."

"As a member of the Citrix Ready program, we are able to offer customers intelligent solutions that combine our Xsigo I/O Director with Citrix XenServer," said Bruce Fingles, Xsigo's vice president of product management and IT. "The offering clearly demonstrates our plans to work closely with trusted partners, through the Citrix Ready partner ecosystem, in order to provide the highest quality experience for our customers."

About the Citrix Ready Program
The Citrix Ready program identifies verified solutions that are trusted to enhance virtualization, networking and cloud computing solutions from Citrix, including Citrix® XenDesktop™, XenApp™, XenServer®, NetScaler® and GoToMeeting ®. The Citrix Ready designation is awarded to third party products that have successfully met verification criteria set by Citrix, and gives customers an added confidence in the compatibility of the joint solution offering. The Citrix Ready program leverages industry-leading alliances across the Citrix partner eco-system to meet a wide variety customer needs, and currently incorporates over 2,800 partners who have demonstrated more than 12,000 product verifications. It also includes the Citrix Ready Community Verified program which allows customers to see thousands of products that have been verified by other customers to work in their production environments.

The Citrix Ready program received the Alliance Excellence Award from the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP) for creating a strong community of alliances through implementation of new, innovative best practices. More information about the Citrix Ready program can be found at www.citrix.com/citrixready. Reach Citrix ready using social media via the Citrix Ready blog site and Twitter.

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About Xsigo Systems
Xsigo Systems, Inc. is a technology leader in data center I/O virtualization, helping organizations reduce costs and improve business agility. Xsigo's VP780 I/O Director consolidates server connectivity with a solution that provides unprecedented management simplicity and interoperability with open standards. By using Xsigo, it is estimated that large data centers can reduce server-related operational expenses by 80%, cut capital costs by 50%, and use 70% less cabling. The privately held company is based in San Jose, CA and funded by Kleiner Perkins, Khosla Ventures, Greylock Partners, and North Bridge Venture Partners. For more information, contact Xsigo at 408-329-5600, or visit www.xsigo.com.

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