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Leading Industry Analyst Firm Names xkoto "Cool Vendor" in IT Operations and Virtualization
xkoto, Inc. (, the database virtualization company, today announced it has been named a "Cool Vendor" in the recently released Gartner report, “Cool Vendors in IT Operations and Virtualization, 2009.”


Released on March 11, the report profiles vendors applying new techniques to manage the changing IT infrastructure, including SaaS, search and even virtualization itself. In the report, Gartner states, “The vendors highlighted in this research provide a variety of new approaches to address existing and emerging challenges in IT infrastructure.” The report goes on to say, “Virtualization technology is not relegated just to servers and storage; virtualization of databases can also deliver many of the same availability and performance attributes.”


xkoto is the developer and marketer of GRIDSCALE®, which virtualizes the database infrastructure, enabling businesses to distribute application load horizontally across multiple instances of commercial databases running on clusters of low-cost hardware, mid-range systems and virtual machines. With GRIDSCALE, businesses can improve application performance and achieve continuous availability for business-critical applications. Visit for more information about the benefits of database virtualization.


“Organizations across the globe rely on Gartner’s technology related insights to make critical business decisions, so we are especially honored to be identified by Gartner as a ‘Cool Vendor’ for IT Operations and Virtualization,” said David Patrick, President and CEO of xkoto. “GRIDSCALE, which is currently being used by many global corporations to make sure their critical applications are always available, is an ideal solution for the current economic landscape, which requires IT to do much more with much less. We are pleased with this recognition of our company and our technology solutions by Gartner.”

Published Tuesday, March 17, 2009 7:36 PM by David Marshall
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