Xsigo Systems Is Verified as Citrix Ready

Xsigo Systems, a technology leader in data center I/O virtualization, today announced that its Xsigo I/O Director, an award-winning virtual I/O technology, has been verified as Citrix Ready®. The Citrix Ready program helps customers identify third-party solutions that are recommended to enhance virtualization, networking and cloud computing solutions from Citrix. The Xsigo I/O Director completed a rigorous verification process to ensure compatibility with Citrix XenServer®, providing confidence in joint solution compatibility.

The Citrix Ready program makes it easy for customers to identify complementary products and solutions that can enhance Citrix environments. Customers can be confident that the Xsigo I/O Director has successfully passed a series of tests established by Citrix, and can be trusted to work effectively with Citrix XenServer, an enterprise-class, cloud-proven server virtualization platform that delivers the critical features of live migration and centralized multi-server management.

Virtualization projects that use Citrix XenServer products coupled with virtual I/O technologies, like the Xsigo I/O Director, further optimize efficiencies and realize additional cost-savings benefits. The Xsigo I/O Director is an enterprise-class solution that provides LAN and SAN connectivity for up to hundreds of Citrix XenServer hosts. Under software control, any XenServer host may be configured with access to any LAN or SAN — “virtually”. Because vNICs and vHBAs can be configured on-the-fly without a server reboot, the server’s network connectivity is highly flexible and reconfigurable.

As a result, Citrix XenServer combined with Xsigo virtual I/O allow customers to receive predictable application performance by: dynamically allocating server bandwidth; isolating resources by assigning connectivity to a specific server; and achieving QoS by controlling both network and storage bandwidth to specific virtual NICs and HBAs.

“We are pleased to have Xsigo join us in the Citrix Ready program,” said John Fanelli, vice president of solutions and community marketing at Citrix Systems, Inc. “Citrix Ready makes it easier for customers to select the most suitable virtualization infrastructure products for their specific needs. By taking part in our program, Xsigo has enabled its customers to obtain the highest quality user experience available today, and the simplest means for making an informed product purchasing selection.”

“As a member of the Citrix Ready program, we are able to offer customers intelligent solutions that combine our Xsigo I/O Director with Citrix XenServer,” said Bruce Fingles, Xsigo’s vice president of product management and IT. “The offering clearly demonstrates our plans to work closely with trusted partners, through the Citrix Ready partner ecosystem, in order to provide the highest quality experience for our customers.”