Xiotech Introduces Integration and Virtualization Performance Pack

Improves Intelligent Storage Element technology for customers across hypervisors

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Xiotech's new capabilities improve its Intelligent Storage Element (ISE) technology for customers across hypervisors (including VMware, Citrix and Microsoft Hyper-V) and remove the bottlenecks that plague virtualization deployments. The new components within the pack include broader support within ICON Manager's Virtual View, storage adapters for Citrix XenServer and VMware, and best-practice tools.

Concurrently, Xiotech unveiled the Intelligent Application Storage Architecture, which acts as a framework for next-generation intelligent application storage. The enhancements in the Virtualization Performance Pack represent further extension of -- and value derived from -- this architecture.

As virtualization ­deployments extend past servers down to the desktop, inefficiencies within the way legacy storage is provisioned and managed have created severe bottlenecks in performance and complexity. High software/infrastructure overhead, management sprawl, and limited scalability are just some of the issues that drain value from virtualized environments.

Xiotech's ISE technology offers a storage building block for virtualized environments with no software overhead and simplified provisioning/management. It also comes backed by a five-year warranty.

With the launch of the Virtualization Performance Pack, Xiotech has added the following:

  • ICON Manager's Virtual View: added support for Citrix XenServer and Microsoft Hyper-V to existing VMware support, enabling autoprovisioning and reporting of storage resources from ISE directly to any virtual environment

  • StorageLink Adapter for Citrix XenServer: tighter integration with the XenServer environment and the ability for direct management of ISE from Citrix

  • VMware vCenter Storage Replication Adapter: a plug-in for direct recovery of data from ISE within VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager

For more information, visit www.xiotech.com.