While some enterprises are still debating about the overall benefits of virtualization, Cloud Providers use virtual workloads as the de facto standard for all of their business.  The question for Cloud Providers is not when to Virtualize but rather what is the best way.  Can you say “Best enterprise class virtualization platform in the world for FREE!”  Well that is exactly what XenServer is.  And with our recent upgrades to the product there is no reason why every Cloud based service provider on the planet shouldn’t be using it.

I had a conversation with an ISV who is also a Hosting Service Provider a couple of months ago (at the Microsoft Hosting Summit) who was using ESX at the time.  Amazingly, he didn’t know anything about Citrix.  I proceeded to let him in on the technology we provide and he kept asking me over and over again, “Is this really free?”  I saw him later in the day at one of the break-out sessions and he told me he had contacted his VMware rep.  He said to the rep, “I’ve just been informed about an offering from Citrix that blows you guys away.  If you can’t come up with something comparable… you’re out!”  A great testimony to our technology and go-to-market strategy I would say.

So now that we’re beyond the basics of server virtualization, it’s time to talk about taking the next step and having access to the best enterprise level management tools for virtual data centers.  That’s right, I’m talking about Essentials for XenServer and Hyper-V.  If you’re a service provider looking to move up to Xen, then we’ve got some terrific news about some training you won’t want to miss… led by our very own XenServer Architect in Readiness, Oliver Withoff.  If you’re interested (and by the way the training is FREE) you’ll want to sign up at one of the sessions listed below…

Monday, October 5, 2009
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM EDT: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/228005408

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/975636224

9:00 PM – 10:30 PM EDT: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/126336201