New Citrix XenServer Virtualization Release Extends the Dynamic Datacenter to Both Physical and Virtual Servers
Citrix announced Citrix XenServer 4.1 and Citrix XenServer Platinum Edition, the first new releases to its server virtualization product line since completing the acquisition of XenSource last quarter. With the new releases, XenServer becomes the first solution in the industry to address both virtual and physical servers. With fewer than 15 percent of all corporate servers expected to be virtualized by 2012 according to industry estimates, the ability to dynamically provision virtual application workloads across 100 percent of servers in the typical datacenter provides a significant advantage for XenServer customers. The new XenServer release also adds more than 50 new enhancements, improving the product’s ease-of-use, performance and increased support for enterprise storage systems. In addition, XenServer adds specific new optimization for Citrix XenApp (the new name for Citrix Presentation Server), ensuring customers the most scalable, high performance solution for Windows application delivery running in a virtualized environment.
“IT organizations are under constant pressure to manage increasingly complex datacenter environments while improving service levels and operational efficiency…all while reducing expenses,” said John Humphreys, program vice president, Enterprise Platform Group, IDC. “IDC believes that server virtualization in fact can result in significant benefits including reduced hardware costs, facilities and operational expenses, all while providing a degree of business continuity to a greater percentage of the server assets in a customers’ data center.”
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