Since I joined Citrix earlier this year, I’ve been highlighting XenServer dominance in the service provider market. It’s one of the key criteria that keeps Citrix in the top hypervisors in analyst reports (Gartner)(Info-Tech) and an important part of the Citrix cloud vision.   In talking with many of those customers, it’s clear that XenServer provides the mature, stable, virtualization platform they are looking for with a price point that  is absolutely unmatched. Today, we add the world’s largest hosting provider to that list with the announcement that 1&1 Internet has selected XenServer to power their public cloud services.

With 11 million customers supported by five highly secure green data centers across Europe and the US, 1&1 Internet selected XenServer to provide a flexible infrastructure from which to launch its public cloud services. XenServer will make it possible for the global hosting company to deliver granular control of server resources using a proven cloud-ready virtualization platform to meet customer price, performance and scalability requirements.

1&1 Internet created its Dynamic Cloud Server on XenServer technology due to

–          Product maturity

–          Open source code-base

–          Flexible pricing model

–          Citrix worldwide support and services

We welcome 1&1 to the XenServer customer family and look forward to helping them efficiently and cost effectively scale their cloud services to meet the needs of their customer base.