Ready for IBM DB2


The Citrix Ready Partner program is pleased to announce that in conjunction with our partner IBM, Citrix XenServer 6.2 has passed IBM’s certification criteria for “Ready for IBM DB2 Database Software” status. This has been achieved by a joint test and certification program within the Citrix Ready Test and Validation Labs, in conjunction with IBM to demonstrate that XenServer meets key IBM integration standards for DB2 database software.


“The Ready for IBM DB2 database software mark program identifies selected IBM Business Partner products software applications and operating systems interacting with DB2 at a higher or lower level that are tested for integration with DB2 database software information management solutions.”


Citrix XenServer 6.2 is now a “Validated Solution” as part of IBM’s “Ready for Validation Program”. The full XenServer validation details can be found here (IBM Site).


This certification work is part of a growing alliance with IBM across XenServer’s Cloud, Desktop (VDI) and Server Virtualisation markets. With IBM a key partner in our current GPU virtualisation projects, delivering rich 3D applications, CAD for mobility solutions in large scale Automotive and Aerospace deployments.


In Enterprise Virtualisation XenServer is deployed in many large organisations such as Tesco, SK Telecom and Disney. XenServer is also Citrix’s platform for XenDesktop, CloudPlatform and Netscaler SDX.


You can read more about new features in Citrix XenServer 6.2 and XenServer features such as Intel TXT Secure Measured Boot designed for enterprise level security. XenServer works with a number of partners including IBM to ensure tier1 solutions are available from leading database, security and backup vendors, as well as vendors such as Cisco and NetApp. Partner listing can be found in the Citrix Ready catalogue of 25,000+ solutions verified for integration with Citrix products.