XenSource launches XenEnterprise beta

Quoting from the XenSource official announcement:

XenSource, Inc., the leader in infrastructure virtualization solutions based on the open source Xen hypervisor, today announced XenEnterprise™, its first commercially-packaged virtualization solution, based on Xen 3.0, to virtualize servers running mainstream operating systems. XenEnterprise brings the performance, security and openness of the Xen hypervisor to the market in a product that emphasizes ease of use, simple deployment and management of Xen-based virtual infrastructure.

To facilitate multiple operating systems support and ensure interoperability with Windows virtualization environments, XenSource has licensed Microsoft’s Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) format to offer the ability to import virtual machines created with Microsoft Virtual Server, and provide management and recovery of virtual machine IT infrastructures.

XenEnterprise includes the following key features:

  • Easy to use
    XenEnterprise offers Xen and guest operating system installers P2V tools and a comprehensive management toolkit into a single package to enable customers to quickly build and manage a running virtualization infrastructure
  • Superior performance
    XenEnterprise offers near-native performance and fine-grained resource control for guest virtual servers, and virtualizes all x86 operating systems, leveraging the hardware virtualization capabilities of Intel® VT and AMD SVM enabled processors
  • Lowest Total Cost of Ownership: XenEnterprise delivers dramatic improvements in server utilization, reducing capital expenditures and infrastructure management costs

XenEnterprise is currently available in beta form, with product availability scheduled for 2H06.