According to the press release, four out of five of the world’s largest hosting providers are currently using Citrix XenServer to power their cloud services, including Amazon and SoftLayer.
XenServer enables web hosting companies to take control of server resources using a cloud-ready virtualization platform. The overall benefits for these web hosts include meeting customer price, performance and scalability requirements.
1&1 Internet says it chose to use XenServer technology to build its Dynamic Cloud Server for XenServer’s product maturity, open source code-base, flexible pricing model, and Citrix worldwide support and services.
Virtualization software Xen is designed for cloud providers to efficiently manage Windows and Linux virtual servers.
The technology provides cloud providers with a cost-effective solution for server consolidation and business continuity.
The free edition of XenServer includes 64-bit hypervisor and centralized management, live migration, and conversion tools, while the premium editions of XenServer extend the platform to enable web hosts to integrate and automate management processes.
“The Citrix cloud platforms portfolio is leading the industry in cloud computing build-outs, powering many of the world’s largest clouds,” said Sameer Dholakia, group vice president and general manager at Cloud Platforms Group at Citrix. “We are committed to open source solutions as the most viable path to cloud computing with both our open source Xen and Xen Cloud Platform offerings as well as our contribution of CloudStack to the Apache Software Foundation.”
1&1 Internet has 11 million customers and five green data centers across Europe and the US.
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