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Xsigo Systems Demonstrates HP Interoperability


SUNNYVALE, CA, October 15, 2007 – Xsigo Systems, Inc., the technology leader in data center I/O virtualization, today announced it has successfully completed interoperability testing across a wide range of HP storage and server products. 

Broad interoperability is a significant and unique benefit of Xsigo’s technology. Unlike proprietary systems that were designed around single-vendor hardware and software, the Xsigo I/O Director was designed to be interoperable across a range of multi-vendor solutions.  Last week Xsigo announced it successfully achieved IBM interoperability certification and has now completed similar testing to prove HP interoperability.

HP interoperability testing was conducted over a period of four weeks at HP’s Partner Technology Alliance Center in Cupertino, California. The test suite included 42 separate hardware and software tests, many running under strenuous conditions for 72 hours continuously.  The tests replicated all phases of operation, including installation, management and maintenance. Scalability and performance testing were also incorporated to simulate the most demanding enterprise environments. Test result details can be viewed at www.xsigo.com.

“Xsigo products complement HP solutions by enabling a faster, more cost effective approach to server connectivity,” said Ashok Krishnamurthi, CEO and chairman, Xsigo Systems.  “With this testing, Xsigo has demonstrated that our approach to open standards lets customers boost data center utilization and cut costs with multi-vendor solutions across servers, blade systems, storage, and networking.”

HP enterprise products tested include:

·         HP StorageWorks Arrays (MSA 1000, EVA 8000)

·         HP ProLiant Servers (DL380, DL585)

·         HP ProLiant c-Class BladeSystem c7000/BL460C

·         HP StorageWorks SAN Switch (4/16, 4/32)

·         HP Multi-Path Software (StorageWorks Secure Path)

Xsigo Systems recently launched the Xsigo VP780 I/O Director, one of the first I/O virtualization products targeting I/O problems in today’s large data centers.  Xsigo’s technology overcomes the limitations of traditional server connectivity by consolidating cabling and by replacing multiple physical network and storage interfaces (NICs and HBAs) with virtual resources that appear to applications and operating systems exactly as their physical counterparts.

About Xsigo

Xsigo Systems, Inc. is the technology leader in Data Center I/O Virtualization, helping organizations reduce costs and improve business agility. Xsigo’s VP780 I/O Director consolidates server connectivity with a solution that provides unprecedented management simplicity and interoperability with open standards. By using Xsigo, it is estimated that large data centers can reduce server-related operational expenses by 80%, cut capital costs by 50%, and use 70% less cabling. The privately held company is based in Sunnyvale, CA and funded by Kleiner Perkins, Khosla Ventures and Greylock Partners. For more information, contact Xsigo at 408-329-5600, or visit www.xsigo.com.

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