Citrix Systems has announced an agreement with HP to qualify and sell its XenServer Enterprise Edition (formerly XenSource XenEnterprise) on industry-standard HP ProLiant and BladeSystem servers.
Introduced in August 2007, Citrix XenServer Enterprise Edition 4 includes support for live migration of running virtual machines; scalable, a resilient virtual infrastructure management framework integrated into every host; an open, standards-based XenAPI that enables ISVs and OEMs to develop add-on solutions for XenServer Enterprise Edition; and a 64-bit hypervisor that supports both 32- and 64-bit enterprise workloads.
HP claims that its ProLiant servers provide optimum operational efficiency and virtualization performance for consolidation and energy efficiency. HP and Citrix’s expanded relationship provides customers the ability to purchase an entire virtualization solution, from server to software.”
“Virtualization has become a necessity for our customers to achieve desired business outcomes,” said Scott Farrand, vice president of Industry Standard Server Software at HP.