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Award-Winning Digital Media Company Selects XenSource for Virtualization
XenSource, Inc., the leader in infrastructure virtualization solutions based on the open source Xen hypervisor, today announced that Cimex Media UK, a website design and development firm, selected XenSource to consolidate their data centers and to accelerate project development. Since deploying XenSources XenEnterprise product in November 2006, Cimex has reduced the number of servers needed for a given client, reduced website development time, and increased QA time enabling them to deliver superior results to their clients.

Cimex tested competing server virtualization solutions from VMware, but decided on XenEnterprise because of its performance, comprehensive feature set, and affordable price. The initial savings that Cimex has experienced with XenEnterprise has come as a result of a reduction in the number of servers needed for any given project.

XenEnterprise has saved us a lot of time and money, said Peter Murray, systems manager at Cimex Media UK. For a recent client, we only had to buy two servers rather than ten. Thats a huge savings for us. XenEnterprise also offers us easier server management, more time for QA, and a streamlined R&D process. Were passing these benefits onto clients by getting their websites to them faster while having even more time to test them before going live.

In addition to immediately decreasing the need to purchase new hardware, XenEnterprise has also streamlined server deployment and cut down on the amount of time and the number of staff members needed for any given task. Were able to clone instances in thirty to forty minutes rather than doing a full install from scratch, which takes a few hours and requires me or someone from my team to help, noted Murray. Using XenEnterprise enables the developers to clone instances on their own, and has made us much more efficient.

XenEnterprise is designed to help companies immediately realize the benefits of server virtualization and consolidation, and Cimex is a perfect example of this, said John Glendenning, VP, International at XenSource. XenEnterprise has not only helped their work cycle, but delivered server management benefits in a feature-rich, affordable package.

Cimex was also impressed by XenSources product roadmap and vision, looking forward to additional benefits that virtualization technology provides and XenSources expanding product and feature set. For the complete case study, please visit

Published Tuesday, March 27, 2007 9:09 AM by David Marshall
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