By reducing the number of physical servers required in the datacenter, organizations are able to save on their power and cooling costs.
Increases IT agility and efficiency
Customers can easily adapt to changing data center and computing needs by dynamically flexing capacity, optimizing 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 applications in all scenarios.
Eases deployment and integration
By provisioning machines directly on top of the physical hardware, XenServer does not require a single dedicated host operating system.
Enhances security and reliability
Through the use of virtual firewalls and multiple data backup options, XenServer offers a best-in-class solution for running critical operations.
Citrix XenServer™ is a dynamic server virtualization tool that maximizes efficiency and increases hardware utilization. XenServer allows simple and rapid deployment of virtual server machines to create a truly virtual data center environment. With an easy-to-use management portal, XenServer offers an industry-leading option to provision and maintain both physical and virtual machines in the datacenter.
XenServer operates using a software layer, the Xen hypervisor, operating directly on top of the bare metal hardware to provide an abstraction layer on which multiple virtual machines can be established.
|Citrix XenServer™ 5.5|
|Maximum number of virtual CPUs||Yes|
|Windows® and Linux guests||Yes|
|Unlimited servers, Virtual Machines, memory||Yes|
|P2V & V2V conversion||Yes|
|Shared SAN and NAS storage||Yes|
|Centralized multi-server management||Yes|
|Resilient distributed management architecture||Yes|
|Shared VM template library||Yes|
|Centralized configuration management||Yes|
|Virtual infrastructure patch management||Yes|
|Intelligent initial Virtual Machine placement||Yes|
|Intelligent server maintenance mode||Yes|
|Fine-grained CPU resource controls||Yes|
|Hot-swappable disks and NICs||Yes|