Oracle Buys Xsigo Systems

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Oracle has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Xsigo Systems, a leading provider of network virtualization technology. Xsigo’s software-defined networking technology simplifies cloud infrastructure and operations by allowing customers to dynamically and flexibly connect any server to any network and storage, resulting in increased asset utilization and application performance while reducing cost. 

 

The company’s products have been deployed at hundreds of enterprise customers including British Telecom, eBay, Softbank and Verizon. The combination of Xsigo for network virtualization and Oracle VM for server virtualization is expected to deliver a complete set of virtualization capabilities for cloud environments. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. More information on this announcement can be found at oracle.com/xsigo.

San Jose based Xsigo is privately held and in eight years has grown to service over 300 enterprise customers across numerous industries.

Xsigo’s I/O virtualization system replaces network interface cards (NICs) and host bus adapters (HBAs) with virtual network and storage interfaces. The Director appliance makes a single network connection appear to be multiple virtual NICs or HBAs, providing a simpler, cheaper and more flexible way for servers and storage to connect and interact.

Xsigo’s Fabric Directors dynamically connect servers to all cloud resources, its Fabric accelerator connects VMs and servers to networks, and the Fabric Manager software allows the creation, monitoring and management of network and storage connections.

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“The proliferation of virtualized servers in the last few years has made the virtualization of the supporting network connections essential,” said John Fowler, Oracle Executive Vice President of Systems. “With Xsigo, customers can reduce the complexity and simplify management of their clouds by delivering compute, storage and network resources that can be dynamically reallocated on-demand.”
“Customers are focused on reducing costs and improving utilization of their network,” said Lloyd Carney, Xsigo CEO. “Virtualization of these resources allows customers to scale compute and storage for their public and private clouds while matching network capacity as demand dictates.”