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Results tagged "Xsigo"

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Calling Xsigo Software-Defined Networking Doesn't Make It So

July 30, 2012 02:52 PM
Oracle snapped up Xsigo today. The technology is a great fit for Oracle clusters, but it's not software-defined networking.

Oracle Acquires Xsigo, Fills Networking Technology Hole

July 30, 2012 12:47 PM
Virtual networking startup Xsigo Systems brings Oracle expertise in building high-performance clusters and virtual networks. Meanwhile, Cisco increasingly finds itself alone in data center networking.

Alas, Poor Virtensys, I Knew Virtual I/O Horatio

January 25, 2012 10:00 AM
I must admit I was one of those folks who was intrigued by the idea of I/O virtualization. I led sessions at conferences exploring the various ways one could connect servers and peripherals to each other. The very idea that I could share expensive resources like RAID controllers and network connections from a shared pool seemed like a path to the flexibility I always wanted. Apparently, most of you disagreed, as at least one I/O virtualization pioneer, Virtensys, bit the dust this week.

What's Right And Wrong About IOV On The Motherboard

October 21, 2010 09:00 AM
Two months ago we were talking about when IOV would make it to the motherboard. Representatives from Xsigo played down the whole concept, arguing it was still premature . Perhaps they were right, or perhaps it was just misdirection on the part of Jon Toor, vice president of marketing at Xsigo, because buried in the details of HP's new server introduction, the SL6500 was IOV on the motherboard. The back and forth illustrates what's right and wrong in today's IOV world.

Xsigo Doubles Virtualized I/O To 40 Gbps

October 15, 2010 11:00 AM
Xsigo, the I/O specialist for intensively virtualized environments, has upped the ante with its I/O Director to 40 gigabits per second (Gbps) I/O per physical server. It was previously limited to 20 Gbps. That means 15 virtual machines (VMs) running on a server could be connected to both networking and storage through I/O Director, with one mission-critical VM assigned a high allotment of 10 Gbps of bandwith, while the others would still have over 2 Gbps each, with all traffic traveling over an Infiniband cable link between the server and I/O Director.

Wholesaler Builds A Private Cloud With Virtual I/O

August 02, 2010 11:31 PM
Supplies Network, a privately-owned wholesaler of IT products, decided to roll out a virtual I/O product as part of its ongoing efforts to modernize its data center. The company has virtualized all its servers and is building out a private cloud infrastructure. The goal of this modernization is to boost scalability and performance while cutting costs and complexity, so the last thing the St. Louis-based company wanted was a complicated, expensive cabling infrastructure to connect its private cloud, explains Dan Shipley, data center architect for Supplies Network.

NEC Joins The IOV Party

July 12, 2010 01:24 PM
NEC has announced an extension of their ExpEther PCIe over Ethernet switch technology that will come to virtualize I/O resources so that they can be shared simultaneously between servers. The new IOV solution adds scalability, better quality of service while delivering on the promise of I/O on-demand, reducing capital expenses by half and power consumption by 30 percent. By combining PCIe and Ethernet, NEC makes I/O Virtualization (IOV) available and relevant to the mass data center market.

Will There Ever Be A Right Time For IO Virtualization?

June 25, 2010 10:02 AM
Last year, Xsigo and Dell announced a relationship where the server vendor would resell the IOV supplier's equipment. The move was expected to position Dell at the forefront of virtualization. However, difficulties in integrating IOV into servers cleanly and advances in bus and IO performance have done little to advance IOV outside of relatively niche situations like high performance computing, data modeling and animation rendering.

Xsigo In-Rack Virtual IO Reduced Rack Space

May 11, 2010 02:30 PM
Xsigo Systems Inc. is introducing a smaller version of its virtual I/O appliance that takes up half the space in a rack and is intended to help users more easily build smaller, modular "pods" of standardized virtualized computing devices on a single rack, rather than having storage all on one rack and servers all on another rack. Compared with the company's existing VP780 I/O Director, the VP560 I/O director takes up just 2U and supports from six to 60 servers, rather than hundreds of servers.

A Data Center In The Palm Of Your Hand

January 15, 2010 09:25 AM
An iPhone may seem like a strange platform from which to run your data center, but don't tell Xsigo that. The virtual I/O vendor introduced an iPhone application over the New Year's weekend that let's you add and subtract I/O from you virtual server.

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