Meridian IT and Xsigo Partner to Deploy Cloud Computing Infrastructure at Global Telco

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Solutions provider integrates Xsigo virtual I/O to support virtual private data center offering

Xsigo Systems, the technology leader in I/O virtualization, and Meridian IT Inc., a Meridian Group International, Inc. company, today announced that the companies have successfully designed and deployed a cloud computing infrastructure for a global telecommunications firm. Employed as part of the firm's virtual private data center offering, the virtualization-based cloud infrastructure combines the Xsigo I/O Director, server virtualization software and management tools to achieve a 5X acceleration of application provisioning and save 50% on capital cost.

"To get new applications online quickly and to meet rigid service level agreements, cloud computing providers need a combination of agility, stability, and resource isolation that is impossible to achieve with traditional infrastructure solutions," said David Atkinson of Meridian. "With Xsigo virtual I/O, we architected an end-to-end solution that enabled this global service provider to deliver a superior level of service at far less cost."

Deployed globally, the cloud data center solution combines the Xsigo I/O Director, VMware ESX software, and management tools from 3Tera. Meridian IT provided the professional services and architecture consulting required to define and deploy the complete solution. Alternative infrastructure solutions would have required three times more switch ports, cards and cables than the Xsigo infrastructure, and would have cost nearly twice as much to buy. Because Xsigo virtual I/O is managed in software rather than hardware, entire virtual private data center environments can be configured in minutes, rather than the hours or even days required with conventional server I/O.

"Customers need solutions that take them beyond the server to next-generation architectures that span data center resources and help increase overall efficiency and resource utilization," said Jon Toor, VP of marketing at Xsigo. "Meridian tied the solution elements together, from the virtualization software to the infrastructure hardware, to help our mutual customer exceed their objectives."

About Meridian Group International, Inc.
Meridian Group is an international IT solutions and leasing provider headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois and provides complete and effective technology solutions for both large and small businesses, representing a wide variety of industries. Meridian Group includes a commanding collection of companies (MAC Source Communications, Meridian IT Inc., Meridian Leasing, Meridian IT Limited and Tardis) that share similar ideologies and complementary IT business offerings. Meridian's innovative technology ensures the availability of business information so customers can increase productivity, reduce costs and satisfy service level and compliance requirements. Meridian has enjoyed 30 years of continuous profitability now employing 500 in 33 offices throughout the United States, U.K., Germany and Australia.

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About Xsigo Systems
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, Greylock Partners, and North Bridge Venture Partners. For more information, visit

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