Xsigo and Computacenter Team to Deliver Virtual I/O to the European Market

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Operating Costs Benefits of I/O Virtualisation Expands to Europe with a newly formed partnership between Xsigo, the leader in virtual I/O solutions, and Computacenter, Europes largest provider of virtualisation solutions.

Xsigo Systems, the technology leader in I/O virtualisation, today announced that it has formally partnered with IT services and solutions provider Computacenter, Europe's largest knowledge-based provider of virtualisation solutions. The partnership encompasses technical, marketing and professional services relationships and confirms Xsigo as an integral component of Computacenter's virtualisation offering.

Computacenter, widely recognised for its expertise in technology integration solutions, IT support and managed services, chose to partner with Xsigo due to its highly differentiated I/O virtualisation product family. With Xsigo as a key part of its virtualisation computing portfolio, Computacenter will be able to help its clients reduce costs even further, react more quickly to change and improve their response time to user requests. Computacenter is Europe's leading provider of VMware server virtualisation solutions, and is headquartered in the UK. Xsigo Systems is the technology leader in I/O virtualisation and is based in San Jose, CA, USA

"Virtualisation offers organisations new opportunities to increase the efficiency and agility of their IT operations, but it can also place different demands on their datacentre infrastructure," said Terry Walby, director of datacentre solutions at Computacenter. "We are continually looking for innovation and enhancement in the technology optimisation solutions we deliver to our customers. By adding Xsigo virtual I/O products to our comprehensive portfolio of virtualisation solutions, we can help customers further simplify and accelerate their transformation journey towards an optimised datacentre equipped to cope with the demands of the future."

Xsigo sought to extend its leadership outside the US by developing a partnership in Europe which matched its vision for virtualisation and simplification of the datacentre. Computacenter's reputation as a leading system integration company and service provider for financial services, government, corporate and SME markets is an excellent fit with Xsigo's market focus and momentum. Xsigo's I/O virtualisation solutions allow large data centres to lower their server-related operational expenses by up to 80%, cut capital costs by 50%, and use 70% less cabling.

"Computacenter's services and solutions deliver the breadth and technical expertise to help customers optimise their operations, and Xsigo is the virtual I/O part of that equation," stated Charlie Will, vice president of international sales at Xsigo. "Computacenter selects best-in-class products, such as VMware and Xsigo, and enriches these offerings with its own expertise in sales, support, and professional services. Computacenter puts it all together so that customers can rapidly deploy tightly integrated virtualisation solutions that effectively address their business requirements."

"Virtualisation in Europe is exploding but until now nearly all of the focus has centred on CPU and, to a lesser degree, overall storage virtualisation," commented Tony Lock, Programme Director at Freeform Dynamics. "As customers are now beginning to find issues with matters such as I/O virtualisation, they need to be addressed well if 'virtualisation' projects are to deliver maximum business benefits. "Organisations are seeking assistance from suppliers with operational experience to design virtualised solutions that are agile, that deliver services robustly and to the desired levels of service quality."

About Computacenter
Computacenter is Europe's leading independent provider of IT infrastructure services. To help our customers maximise the value of IT to their businesses, we offer services and solutions at every stage of infrastructure investment.
We can advise customers on their IT strategy, implement the most appropriate technology from a wide range of leading vendors and manage elements of their technology infrastructures on their behalf. At every stage we help them minimise the cost and maximise the business value of their IT expenditure.
Our corporate and government clients are served by a network of branch offices across the UK, Germany, France, Luxembourg and Belgium and, through our international partners, at locations throughout Europe, Asia Pacific and North America.

About Xsigo
Xsigo Systems, Inc. is the technology leader in Data Center I/O Virtualization, helping organizations reduce costs and improve business agility. The Xsigo VP780 I/O Director consolidates server connectivity with a solution that provides unprecedented management simplicity and interoperability with open standards. The privately held company is based in San Jose, CA and funded by Kleiner Perkins, Khosla Ventures and Greylock Partners. For more information, visit Xsigo at VMworld Europe, February 26-28, 2008 in Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, Cannes, France, Stand #34, or at http://www.xsigo.com.

Contact Information:

Tessa Freeman
PR Manager, Computacenter
Office : 01707 631514                            
Susanna Loughanne
Octopus Communications
susanna @ octopuscomms.net
Office: 01753 827282

Julie Inouye
Xsigo Systems
Office: 408-329-5618                
jinouye @ xsigo.com

Lisa Copass
Stepping Out Communications
925-253-8445

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