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XenSource Unveils 3.2
PALO ALTO, Calif. -- XenSource, Inc., the leader in infrastructure virtualization solutions based on the open source Xen hypervisor, today announced general availability for the newest version of its flagship commercial server virtualization solution, XenEnterprise. The new release, XenEnterprise 3.2, enables deployment of additional Windows and Linux versions, and enhances the power and flexibility of Windows guests via SMP support. XenEnterprise 3.2 also delivers greater security and performance, enhanced resource management capabilities, iSCSI SAN support, and improvements in manageability and serviceability. The new release was also featured in a recent performance benchmark report that shows XenEnterprise matches or outperforms VMwares ESX on most of the benchmarks previously selected for comparison by VMware. A free 30-day product trial can be downloaded at http://www.xensource.com/products/xen_enterprise/ and full results of the performance benchmark can be viewed at http://www.xensource.com/performancepaper200703.
Our beta test of XenEnterprise 3.2 demonstrated the benefits of virtualizing our datacenter, stated Chris Rogers, president of ServerCave, Inc. ServerCave, a hosting provider and datacenter consulting firm located in Herndon Virginia currently includes XenEnterprise 3.2 as part of its production environment. According to Rogers, the decision to incorporate XenEnterprise 3.2 as part its customer solution stems from the ease of deployment and the attractive price point. The use of XenEnterprise allows ServerCave to take advantage of both the efficiency and economy the software provides. We are able to maximize the usage of the server resources, and we can increase our client base without having to purchase additional hardware.
Since introducing its Windows product in December 2006, XenSource has added more than 200 customers. Like its predecessors, XenEnterprise 3.2 offers high performance, ease of use, and broad hardware device support. New features include:
- Multi-processor support (SMP) for Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP guests delivering scalable virtualization of Exchange, SQL Server, and other multi-threaded and compute-intensive applications.
- Windows 2000 guests enabling consolidation of the vast majority of deployed Windows server workloads.
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 guests supporting unmodified installation with the full performance benefits of paravirtualization.
- Improved Windows guest support providing accelerated network performance, ability to suspend/resume virtual machines, up to 8GB RAM per Windows guest, and signed drivers with WHQL certification.
- iSCSI SAN support delivering affordable networked storage support.
- VLAN trunk support for virtual bridges providing network traffic isolation.
- CPU, disk and network resource control enabling IT organizations to deliver more server resources to the highest-priority workloads.
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