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XenSource surpasses 1000th customer!

XenSource, Inc., the leading provider of enterprise-class virtualization solutions based on the open source Xen® hypervisor, today announced that it signed its 1000th customer in Q3. The introduction of the feature-rich, high-performance XenEnterprise™ v4 in August accelerated this growth, helping the company nearly double its customer base. New XenSource customers include ASIERUS,, Cornell University, McKesson, Miami Herald, Microsoft, Polycom, Postini, Raytheon and Sleek Networks. Additionally, XenServer™ and the freely available XenExpress™ also experienced record customer traction, with more than 25,000 downloads of XenExpress occurring in Q3.

“Since introducing XenEnterprise v4, we’ve seen significant adoption from customers worldwide,” said John Bara, VP of marketing for XenSource. “As more organizations move towards server virtualization to improve the performance and operational efficiency of their data centers, they’re realizing that XenSource is a powerful choice and has a high performance, easy-to-use feature set that meets all of their virtualization needs.”

In addition to the rapid customer adoption of its commercial products, XenSource is also experiencing significant traction with server vendors for its XenExpress OEM Edition product line which will allow customers to acquire servers with XenSource virtualization built into the server and supported by the OEM.

What Customers Worldwide Are Saying About XenSource Products

“We were keen to maximize the huge benefits of virtualization along with improving our energy usage and green credentials. We chose XenSource’s XenEnterprise because of its performance, ease-of use and functionality,” said Ryan McCarry, Managing Director of Sleek Networks, a UK-based provider of hosting services. “XenEnterpise has enabled us to reduce our energy consumption in our London and Leeds data centers by 40%, while also giving our customers more flexibility and control over their hosting environments. Our smaller customers now have access to technologies that were typically only available to larger customers. And, our larger customers now have the ability to have complex virtual platforms built for use internally or for their own customer-base and offered at a lower cost.”

"I like the reliability and cost effectiveness of XenSource, and the management interface is fantastic," said Greg Relaford, technology director, Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences. "We run a mixed/Windows/Linux environment place more trust in our virtualization solutions from XenSource - deploying them for mission critical usage - compared to other virtualization technologies I've used over the years."

“We are only two months into deployment and there have already been a number of benefits to using XenEnterprise v4,” said Stephen Eaton, Information Technology Officer of the Shires of Dardanup, Harvey, and Donnybrook/Balingup. “I was at the point where I was going to have to buy more servers as our infrastructure was growing and the services I needed to provide to the staff of the councils were growing. Virtualizing our data centers with XenEnterprise has allowed us to do what we want.”

"We have a predominantly Linux environment with a few Windows servers. We had a number of pain points we were trying to solve, and began looking at virtualization solutions to better manage server sprawl, increase server utilization, decrease lengthy deployment cycles and create a test environment," said Alex Brown, sr. network engineer, Georgia Public Broadcasting. "XenEnterprise v4 has solved all of these pain points. The cloning features eliminated our server sprawl and reduced the server deployments for our web team from a few days to less than four minutes. XenEnterprise has increased our utilization rates and helped us create a top-rate test environment."



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Dress me up in my new threads
clasp my greasy palms
grease my hair
I'm ready for the fall

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What's become of us
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I'm the slave
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