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Oracle fires up Virtual Compute Appliance for infrastructure clouds

If you are looking for one throat to choke for a virtualized x86 server stack, the right one is tough to find. But Oracle wants you to wrap your hands around Larry Ellison's neck, and is betting that its new Virtual Compute Appliance works so well and is such a good bargain that you won't squeeze. The system makers that have …
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Oracle gussies up Xsigo switching as Virtual Networking and SDN

Oracle is ratcheting up the virtual networking wars with the relaunch of its Xsigo line of I/O director switches. Sun Microsystems made it clear years ago that it thought the future of data center networking was InfiniBand, and Oracle has followed along on that path by investing in Mellanox Technologies, which makes InfiniBand …
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Ex-Xsigo CEO grabs reins at Brocade: Will he sell or will he grow?

Ex-Xsigo CEO Lloyd Carney has been given the Brocade CEO spot, replacing long-time incumbent Michael Klayko, who signalled his retirement last August. Carney formerly headed up Xsigo, which built technology to virtualise data centre network fabrics across InfiniBand and was bought by Oracle for an undisclosed amount in July …
Chris Mellor, 15 Jan 2013

Speaking in Tech: We grill EMC's Mr VMWare

Podcast speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise It's another enterprise and techcast with Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, your hosts are grilling a special guest: EMC's Chad Sakac. Last night they spoke to the storage guru, prolific blogger and virtual geek – who become a senior veep at EMC in …
Team Register, 1 Aug 2012
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Oracle chugs down I/O virtualising Xsigo

Oracle has bought data centre fabric virtualisation start-up Xsigo for who knows how many bucks. Xsigo was founded in 2004, and its products connect servers and networked devices across an InfiniBand fabric based on I/O Director hardware. This is virtualised, so servers operate as if they have a normal, ordinary connection to …
Chris Mellor, 30 Jul 2012
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Xsigo pushes server fabric pill for cable and adaptor bloat

Venture capital-funded startup Xsigo is looking to its latest Data Centre Fabric (DCF) version to become its killer product. The kit is aimed at bloated data centres, where it will remove network cable and adapter sprawl and channel I/O to servers running any of five hypervisors across a 56gig InfiniBand link. The idea is that …
Chris Mellor, 8 Jun 2012

Cisco's 3-ring circus: Xsigo CEO on bait and switches

Blocks and Files: Cisco's John Chambers has EMC, HP and NetApp dancing to his tune and helping to sell his UCS servers and networking gear. But how does that work? Xsigo CEO Lloyd Carney has an interesting take on the situation. Xsigo makes director switches that enable up to 250 servers to share a bunch of InfiniBand, 10GigE …
Chris Mellor, 24 Feb 2012
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Xsigo automagically floats cloud east and west

Xsigo Systems, which for years has been trying to carve a niche for itself in the virtualized network and server rackets, is taking another crack at it with a version of its VP family of I/O Directors, tweaked to provide direct and movable links between virtual machines on clustered servers. Such traffic is commonly called …
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Xsigo gooses I/O virtualizer

Hot on the heels of its introduction of two Ethernet-based I/O virtualization director switches Xsigo Systems will roll out a line of I/O director switches based on 40 Gb/sec, quad-data rate InfiniBand silicon. The original VP780 I/O Director was based on dual-data rate (20Gb/sec) InfiniBand networking. The I/O director …
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Xsigo rejiggers virtual I/O director for Ethernet

Xsigo Systems, one of the pioneers of virtual I/O for server networks and their links to storage, is beside itself with excitement at the VMworld virtualization and cloud extravaganza in San Francisco now that it has finally brought a product to market that is designed for enthusiastic uptake by IT shops that like their Ethernet …
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Xsigo scales down server I/O virtualizer

The rack is becoming the new chassis for IT infrastructure, despite the best efforts of the major blade server providers to have their own blade enclosures (incompatible with others' tools and form factors) become the unit of control for a bunch of servers and their switches. Which is why upstart server I/O virtualizer Xsigo …
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Hitachi inks Xsigo pact for server I/O virt

Xsigo Systems, which peddles an in-band I/O virtualization appliance for servers and their storage and networks, has inked a partnership deal with Japanese server and storage maker Hitachi. Hitachi is looking for some kind of leverage for pushing its storage and servers, and Xsigo's VP780 I/O Director helps fill in some gaps …
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The Virtensys triple whammy

Comment Virtensys has the capability of being profoundly disruptive three times over; to network interface vendors, to switch vendors and even to server vendors. Who would have thought extending the internal PCIe bus outside servers could be like opening holes in three dikes simultaneously? The technology is an I/O-aggregating box, …
Chris Mellor, 2 Feb 2010
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Dell pairs with Xsigo on virtual I/O

Xsigo Systems - which back in September 2007 launched an in-band I/O virtualization appliance that cuts the hard-coded links between servers, storage, and networks and completely virtualizes those connections - has landed its first tier one server partner and distributor: Dell. Dell is particularly excited by its partnership …
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3Tera in virtual Windows server mating call

When 3Tera was launched back in 2004, one of the big buzzwords was utility computing, which had just trumped grid computing as the hot new thing. Today, we have cloud computing, and that's the word so many companies - including 3Tera - are wrapping their marketing efforts around. But 3Tera and its AppLogic virtual infrastructure …
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Verari crosses blades with virtual I/O house

Verari Systems is now packing its network storage blades with a virtual I/O appliance, courtesy of a partnership with Xsigo Systems. The companies say the product union is ideal for the input/output strains of virtualization, and results in better CPU utilization, less cabling and easier management for IT admins. Their joint …
Austin Modine, 27 May 2008

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