Citrix XenServer Certified on IBM System x and BladeCenter Servers

Citrix Systems, Inc. today announced that IBM has certified Citrix XenServer on System x and BladeCenter Servers to make deployment faster and easier for customers.

The rigorously pre-tested configurations enable customers to more easily leverage Citrix XenServer and IBM servers to automate datacenter management processes and increase efficiency of datacenter infrastructures.

Today’s announcement expands the growing market momentum for XenServer in both cloud and enterprise datacenters. More than 50,000 enterprises worldwide now deploy XenServer for server virtualization, including 50 percent of the Fortune 500. XenServer also continues to gain share among cloud providers, building on the presence of the open source Xen hypervisor, the most widely deployed virtualization platform in the cloud. It is also the most widely used hypervisor for virtual desktops, hosting an estimated 2.5 million VDI-based desktops.

IBM has a proven track record of customer success with Citrix-based solutions running on IBM System x and BladeCenter servers. For customers deploying the pre-qualified configurations, IBM provides server hardware warranty support, while Citrix offers procurement and software support. To access the pre-qualified configurations, and find more details on the tests conducted, please visit the IBM and XenServer page. In addition, the IBM System x and BladeCenter servers are featured on the Citrix Hardware Compatibility List.

About Citrix Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) is a leading provider of virtual computing solutions that help companies deliver IT as an on-demand service. Founded in 1989, Citrix combines virtualization, networking, and cloud computing technologies into a full portfolio of products that enable virtual workstyles for users and virtual datacenters for IT. More than 230,000 organizations worldwide rely on Citrix to help them build simpler and more cost-effective IT environments. Citrix partners with over 10,000 companies in more than 100 countries. Annual revenue in 2010 was $1.87 billion.

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