October 02, 2012
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 2 — Citrix today announced the latest version of Citrix XenServer, an industry-leading virtualization platform for companies to create and manage virtual infrastructures for servers, desktops and clouds. XenServer 6.1 strengthens its server virtualization feature set for datacenter consolidation and simplifies the path to cloud computing with advanced virtual machine migration, enhanced networking and security, increased vendor compatibility and automated virtual machine conversion tools.
XenServer is a complete server virtualization platform built on the powerful open-source Xen hypervisor. Xen technology is widely acknowledged as the fastest and most secure virtualization software in the industry and is designed for efficient management of Windows and Linux virtual servers, delivering cost-effective server consolidation and business continuity. XenServer adds a rich set of management and automation capabilities, cloud management integrations and security enhancements to optimize the platform for the cloud-enabled datacenter of the future.
New features in the latest version of XenServer include:
XenServer is the virtualization platform for many of the world's largest production virtual desktop and cloud computing environments and was recently positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the leaders quadrant of the "2012 Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure," and was listed as a "Champion" and "Value Leader" in Info-Tech Research Group's Vendor Landscape report on server virtualization. The free edition of XenServer has been downloaded nearly one million times. XenServer powers over 100,000 Citrix customers, four of the top five largest hosting provider public clouds and runs workloads in over half of the businesses in the Fortune 500.
"Citrix has gained a significant foothold in the cloud computing space with XenServer and more recently Citrix CloudPlatform (powered by Apache CloudStack). XenServer is already the most widely deployed virtualization platform in large public clouds today. The tight integration between XenServer and CloudPlatform demonstrated in XenServer 6.1 will provide a new level of manageability and security that will provide a strategic advantage for our cloud customers," stated Peder Ulander, vice president of product marketing, Cloud Platforms Group, Citrix.
XenServer 6.1 is available today for download and is delivered in four product versions – free, Advanced, Enterprise and Platinum. All versions of XenServer include XenCenter management and are available on a simple per server licensing structure with premium editions starting at $1000 per server.
XenServer Master Class – Quick Start Webinar
Join us for a live Webinar on Oct 9th to walk through a live installation of XenServer 6.1 and see some of the hot new features in action. Register here.
About Apache CloudStack
Apache CloudStack is an open source cloud computing platform currently undergoing incubation at The Apache Software Foundation (ASF). Incubation is required of all newly accepted projects. While incubation status is not necessarily a reflection of the completeness or stability of the code, it does indicate that the project has yet to be fully endorsed by the ASF.
Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) transforms how businesses and IT work and people collaborate in the cloud era. With market-leading cloud, collaboration, networking and virtualization technologies, Citrix powers mobile workstyles and cloud services, making complex enterprise IT simpler and more accessible for 260,000 organizations. Citrix products touch 75 percent of Internet users each day and it partners with more than 10,000 companies in 100 countries. Annual revenue in 2011 was $2.21 billion. Learn more at www.citrix.com.
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