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Citrix XenServer


Complete, cost-effective data centre and server virtualisation

Citrix XenServer is a complete, managed server virtualisation platform built on the powerful Xen hypervisor. Xen technology is widely acknowledged as the fastest and most secure virtualisation software in the industry. XenServer is designed for efficient management of Windows® and Linux® virtual servers and delivers cost effective server consolidation and business continuity.

What is server virtualisation?

Server virtualisation is a proven technology that enables multiple virtual machines to run on a single physical server. Each virtual machine is completely isolated from other machines and is decoupled from the underlying host by a thin layer of software known as a hypervisor. This allows each virtual machine to run different operating systems and applications. Because the machines have been decoupled from the underlying host, the guest can also be moved from one physical server host to another while running, this is known as live migration. These attributes are transforming how organisations approach virtual computing.

The best choice for server virtualisation and data centre automation

XenServer is the enterprise-ready, cloud-proven virtualisation platform that contains all the capabilities required to create and manage a virtual infrastructure. It is trusted by demanding organisations to run the most mission critical applications and used by the largest clouds. Start building your virtual infrastructure with free server virtualisation software from Citrix or consolidate any size organisation with the premium edition.

  • Cuts energy costs By reducing the number of physical servers required in the data centre, organisations are able to save on their power and cooling costs.
  • Increases IT agility and efficiency Customers can easily adapt to changing data centre and computing needs by dynamically flexing capacity, optimising VM placement and automating repetitive management tasks.
  • Improves performance and user productivity By enabling ‘zero downtime’ maintenance, automatically recovering from hardware failure and providing failover capabilities in disaster situations, end users are ensured access to mission critical application in all scenarios.

The free edition of XenServer starts with a 64-bit hypervisor and centralised management, live migration and conversion tools to create a virtual platform that maximises guest density and performance. The premium editions of XenServer extend the platform to enable organisations of any size to integrate and automate management processes, delivering a virtual datacenter solution.

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