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Xsigo Systems Upgrades Open Fabric Architecture

The company's vendor-neutral software, hardware improves SDN management and supports five major hypervisors.

Xsigo Systems today unveiled improvements to its Open Fabric Architecture with the latest release of its Data Center Fabric product, which includes better software-defined networking management and support for five major hypervisors with 56 Gbps server-to-server connections.

San Jose, Calif.-based Xsigo's hardware and software products are currently used in 300 fabric deployments. Recent Xsigo fabric deployments include a 55,000-seat virtual desktop infrastructure fabric at Royal Bank of Scotland by Fujitsu and a large enterprise public cloud deployment by Canadian telecommunications giant Telus.

The Xsigo fabric connects servers and virtual machines to anything in the data center: networks, storage, servers or virtual machines, regardless of the OS or hypervisor, connectivity type or vendor. Multiple connections are virtualized over a single server cable, and are created and managed entirely in software.

Jon Toor, Xsigo's VP of marketing, says the company's data fabric connects all elements of the data center in a manner that gets rid of the "cable spaghetti." "Essentially, it's a software-defined network and a wire-once infrastructure," he says.

New features of the Xsigo Data Center Fabric product line include:

  • Support for all five major hypervisors: Citrix Xen, Microsoft Hyper-V, Oracle VM, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and VMware vSphere
  • Support for new generations of servers optimized for virtualized data centers: HP Gen8, Dell 12th Generation and IBM M4-series servers
  • Improved connectivity, with up to 56 Gbps server-to-server communications using InfiniBand and a new 4 x 10Gb Ethernet module
  • A new software performance manager to optimize data center efficiency

Next: Xingo Fabric Features

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