Virtualization Technology News and Information
ISV Companies Introduce Best-of-Breed Solutions to Market With XenEnterprise v4
XenSource, Inc., the leading provider of enterprise-class virtualization solutions based on the high-performance open source Xen virtualization platform, today announced several new integrated solutions made possible by the release of XenEnterprise v4. With the secure, remoteable XenAPI feature, XenSource partners are provided with an SDK and DDK, as well as a storage back-end SR API for vendor specific enhanced storage functionality.

It is the XenSource strategy to offer customers the highest-quality and most feature-rich solutions by partnering with industry-leading ISV companies," said Frank Artale, VP of business development at XenSource. XenSource focuses entirely on building the best, highest-performance virtualization platform and then leverages this rich partner ecosystem to offer customers best-of-breed solutions to meet their specific needs.

New solutions coming to market based on XenEnterprise v4 include:

Virtual Desktops

Citrix Desktop Server integrated with XenEnterprise provides customers with a centralized management infrastructure for delivering desktops dynamically from the datacenter as a secure, on-demand service, resulting in lower operational costs, decreased risk, and an improved end user experience. Weve found XenEnterprise v4 to be a robust and high performance virtualization platform that is easy to configure and ideal for virtual desktop delivery, Mick Hollison, vice president of Desktop Delivery at Citrix Systems.

XenSource Virtual Appliances

With XenEnterprise v4, software developers can now use rPaths rBuilder and rBuilder Online to create XenSource Virtual Appliances (XVA). Virtual appliance best practices are automatically incorporated into the process, and the ability to create the XVA format for XenEnterprise v4 has been fully integrated and tested. With native support for XenEnterprise, rBuilder is now the fastest and most reliable way for developers to harness the power of XenEnterprise. Hand-crafted appliances simply can't compete with world class build automation and application lifecycle management, stated Brett Adam, vice president of engineering for rPath.

Virtualized Enterprise Storage

The Compellent Storage Center SAN builds on its Dynamic Block Architecture to deliver a scalable, virtualized storage system designed to effortlessly integrate with XenEnterprise V4 environments, which lowers overall costs with automated tiered storage, boot from SAN, thin provisioning and remote replication over IP. "With the newly available storage API, Compellent's storage virtualization technology can be easily and seamlessly integrated with XenEnterprise to significantly reduce the time needed to implement XenSource virtual servers," said Bruce Kornfeld, vice president of marketing for Compellent.

Lab Management

The integration of VMLogix LabManager with XenEnterprise provides XenSource customers with a reliable, feature-rich and cost-effective virtual lab management solution for enterprise software delivery. The solution allows developers, testers and support engineers to easily create, share and deploy multi-machine build, test and support environments. Our partnership with XenSource and integration with XenEnterprise v4 underscores our commitment to provide customers with enterprise-class virtual lab automation for accelerating global software delivery, consolidating and improving utilization of lab infrastructure, and eliminating virtual and physical machine sprawl, said Ravi Gururaj, founder and CTO, VMLogix.

Management Software

INSYSTEK® Control Center provides XenEnterprise customers with the ability to manage virtual and physical infrastructures. INSYSTEKs distributed services architecture provides unparalleled levels of automation, compliance, accountability, serviceability, and efficiency. We are excited to be partnering with XenSource to provide enterprise solutions to customers looking for superior virtualization platforms that will increase their server/desktop utilization and reduce IT cost, said Alex Turner, founder and CEO, INSYSTEK.

VM Resource Management

Platform VM Orchestrator is now fully integrated with XenEnterprise. Built on Platform Computings proven grid technology, it is a complete VM solution that offers best of breed dynamic resource management, and self-service functionality all from a common web-based management console. XenSource is quickly becoming a leader in the virtualization space. Platform VM Orchestrator extends XenEnterprises core capabilities and delivers policy-based dynamic resource management, and self-service management functionality, said Jingwen Wang, vice president of products, Platform Computing.

Comprehensive Protection Solutions

SteelEye LifeKeeper Protection Suite monitors, replicates and recovers critical applications and data residing on either physical servers or within XenEnterprise-based Linux and Windows guest OSes. As a major advocate of virtualization technology, SteelEye congratulates XenSource on this very important milestone, said Bob Williamson, senior vice president of products, SteelEye Technology. XenEnterprise v4 delivers a virtualization platform offering advanced features that any organization deploying Linux and Windows applications within a guest OS should investigate.

Enterprise Virtual Appliances will enable the creation of XenEnterprise-ready, self-contained XVA Virtual Appliances providing instant application deployment in a nano-sized package. Designed with regular computer users in mind, virtual appliances make application deployments on XenEnterprise easy to install and operate. As content providers in the virtualization marketplace we are very pleased with the quality of XenEnterprise v4, the reliability of the platform and the ease of installation and management, said Stephen Dennis, president of

A complete list of XenSource Technology Partners and related solutions can found on the XenSource website at

Published Monday, August 13, 2007 9:39 PM by David Marshall
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