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Reseller Program, Instituted by XenSource Virtualization Solutions Firm
XenSource global virtualization solutions firm, has entered into a partnership with five Irish resellers. The new XenSource program was developed to enable Value Added Resellers (VARs) to provide a virtualization solution to SME and large enterprise customers.

Futurerange, an Irish on-demand computing specialist, is the first to fully join the XenSource global network. The introduction of XenSource into the Irish market, by distributor Data Solutions, is designed to provide the first alternative to organisations seeking to incorporate virtualization into IT infrastructure. Previously, the SME market has been excluded from embracing virtualization due to prohibitive pricing, and large enterprises have been restricted by a lack of competition amongst vendors. Xensource has been specifically designed to interwork with the majority of server platforms in the market. Irish resellers can efficiently and profitably deliver server consolidation solutions to end customers, with the full support of XenSource's global partnership network.

According to the company, Xensource does not require an initial investment from its partners for the right to resell its portfolio of products. In addition, ongoing sales and technical training are provided, at no cost to the reseller. Tom Haugh, Managing Director of Futurerange commented, ''Virtualisation is the hot topic for our customers right now. By expanding the virtualization target market to include medium sized enterprises, we expect Xensource to truly open up the Irish market.''

John Glendenning, VP of International Sales at XenSource added, ''The adoption of virtualization technology throughout the world has been phenomenal. It's fast becoming the most important technology in every organisation's IT infrastructure. Through Data Solutions, our distributor and resellers like Futurerange, Xensource can introduce competition and choice into the market, and at a price point which allows every size organisation embrace this cost and utilisation enhancing technology.''

Founded in 1994, FutureRange Ltd. is a specialist on-demand computing technology firm, providing customer service, efficient project management and professional ongoing support. FutureRange has designed and implemented software solutions nationwide, obtaining the coveted Citrix Gold Reseller Status. As Ireland's first member of the Citrix Solutions Network, the company has supplied over 7000 Citrix licenses since 1995, and currently supply Service Level Agreements to companies and organisations in the private sector, central and local government, health care agencies, and education. FutureRange also provides an array of solutions from leading vendors including, Microsoft, AppSense, SurfControl, Wyse and more recently. XenSource.

XenSource virtualization products are designed for customers seeking to reduce the number of under-utilized servers in IT infrastructure, XenSource virtualization products help dramatically reduce server hardware and operating costs through savings on power, space, cooling, and system maintenance. Offering high performance virtualization at an affordable price, XenSource supports both Windows and Linux servers. XenSource products are based on the Xen hypervisor, with Windows and Linux virtualization solutions including built-in virtual machine lifecycle management, at breakthrough price and performance. XenSource products are being adopted worldwide in enterprises to increase server utilization, support server consolidation, and reduce total cost of ownership.

XenSource, Inc. develops the XenServer product family based on high-performance virtualization technology, the open source Xen Hypervisor. The product family includes XenEnterprise, an enterprise-grade multi-OS platform virtualization solution, XenServer for high performance Windows virtualization and XenExpress, a free, production-ready product for developers and IT enthusiasts. Founded and run by the Xen development team, XenSource products were created to allow enterprises to realize TCO savings resulting from server consolidation, increased utilization, and reduced complexity in the datacenter.

DataSolutions has been supplying the Irish IT industry with world leading technology products and services since 1991. Today the company has built upon its success as a distributor of data communications products and has evolved to become the leading trade-only 'Value Add' distributor of Managed Application Delivery solutions and services in Ireland. DataSolutions portfolio encompasses four categories that specifically address the problems associated with the management and delivery of applications to enterprise users: Infrastructure Management, IT Security, Server Based Computing and Virtualisation. DataSolutions products and services are offered through a nationwide network of IT industry partners since 1991.
Published Monday, July 16, 2007 9:32 PM by David Marshall
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