After launching a Channel Partner Program in August, XenSource is now working on alliances with software and hardware vendors worldwide.
Quoting from the XenSource official announcement:
XenSource, Inc., the leader in infrastructure virtualization solutions based on the open source Xen? hypervisor, today introduced a partner program that will leverage relationships with independent software vendors (ISVs) and independent hardware vendors (IHVs) to develop high performance products for virtualized environments based on Xen technology.
The new program will offer companies three level of participation, each providing a level of integration that best suits the member company:
- Technology Partners
for companies interested in increasing awareness of the virtualization support provided by their products through the XenSource website partner pages, which will highlight solutions by category.
- Premier Partners
for companies seeking a more integrated marketing strategy that includes joint PR and branding; shared collateral such as white papers, case studies, and solution descriptions; and participation at XenSource user conferences. Additionally, XenSource will invest in co-marketing initiatives including channel partnerships and interoperability and compliance testing.
- Strategic Partners
for companies committed to XenSource technology, this level of partnership is by invitation only and includes long-range, fundamental engineering interactions; development and optimization activities; and co-marketing initiatives including channel tie-ins.
All partners will have early access to technical specifications, and participate in the XenEnterprise Beta programs. There is no fee for charter members who join by December 1, 2006. For more information or to apply for the program, go to www.xensource.com/partners
Charter members include:
AMD, Azul Systems, Brocade, Emulex, Intel, Isilon Systems, QLogic, SuperMicro, Tehuti Networks and Verari Systems
Availigent, Avinti, Avocent, Cassatt, Citrix, CohesiveFT, ConVirt, Embotics, Enigmatec, Enomaly, Evident Software, Hyperic, Ingres, Klir Technologies, LeoStream, Marathon Technologies, Microsoft Corp., Mountain View Data, PlateSpin, Platform, Propero, Provment, Qlusters, rPath, SignaCert, Sphera, SteelEye Technology, ToutVirtual, Transitive, uXcomm, Verari Systems Software, Virtual Appliances, VMLogix, Voltaire, and Zmanda
Several of these charter members announced efforts to support XenEnterprise in their current products. Among them:
- Egenera announced support in its PAN Manager (a merge of features now called vBlade)
- SteelEye announced support in its LifeKeeper Protection Suite
- Tehuti Networks announced support in its 10GBit Ethernet chips