SANTA CLARA, Calif. – 3/22/2011 – Citrix Systems, Inc. today announced that IBM has certified Citrix XenServer® on System x and BladeCenter Servers to make deployment faster and easier for customers. The rigorously pre-tested configurations enable customers to more easily leverage Citrix XenServer and IBM servers to automate datacenter management processes and increase efficiency of datacenter infrastructures.
Today’s announcement expands the growing market momentum for XenServer in both cloud and enterprise datacenters. More than 50,000 enterprises worldwide now deploy XenServer for server virtualization, including 50 percent of the Fortune 500. XenServer also continues to gain share among cloud providers, building on the presence of the open source Xen hypervisor, the most widely deployed virtualization platform in the cloud. It is also the most widely used hypervisor for virtual desktops, hosting an estimated 2.5 million VDI-based desktops.
IBM has a proven track record of customer success with Citrix-based solutions running on IBM System x and BladeCenter servers. For customers deploying the pre-qualified configurations, IBM provides server hardware warranty support, while Citrix offers procurement and software support. To access the pre-qualified configurations, and find more details on the tests conducted, please visit the IBM and XenServer page. In addition, the IBM System x and BladeCenter servers are featured on the Citrix Hardware Compatibility List.