Carbon60 Increases Cloud Efficiency and Accelerates Server I/O by 7X with Xsigo Software-Defined Infrastructure

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Enterprise cloud service provider increases service flexibility and performance with data center fabric.

Xsigo Data Center Fabric components create software-defined network.

The Xsigo Data Center Fabric accelerates applications and cloud management with a software-defined infrastructure.

With Xsigo, we now have a faster, more cost-effective cloud infrastructure that lets us deliver superior value to our customers.

Xsigo Systems, Inc., the leader in software-defined infrastructure, today announced that Carbon60 Networks, a Canadian provider of managed hosting services, has successfully deployed a Xsigo Data Center Fabric in its cloud data center. As a result, the firm accelerated server I/O by 7X, thus increasing server throughput and efficiency, and reducing the time required for critical virtual machine management tasks.

Kelly Beardmore, CEO of Carbon 60 stated, “We saw first-hand the limitations of building cloud architectures on traditional networks: administration became increasingly difficult and costly as the cloud grew, and we did not have the performance and quality of service controls needed to support our customers’ I/O-intensive applications. With Xsigo, we now have a faster, more flexible, more cost-effective infrastructure that lets us deliver superior value to our customers. Xsigo is now the backbone of our enterprise cloud hosting platform.”

When engineering its new cloud hosting platform, Carbon60 drew on previous experience to select the core infrastructure components to serve its enterprise clients. Using Xsigo’s converged 40Gbps Ethernet and Fiber Channel over InfiniBand network architecture, Carbon60 has removed performance bottlenecks and simplified physical network management.

With Xsigo, Carbon60’s benchmark testing has shown a seven-fold improvement in I/O throughput as well as a significant reduction in system backup and restore times, reduced VM migration times, and significantly improved VM-to-VM data transfer rates.

“To meet our customers’ diverse needs, we previously engineered a lot of hybrid solutions such as web servers on VMs and databases on physical machines,” Kelly continued. “But with Xsigo, the performance of our InfiniBand-based cloud makes that unnecessary. Our customers now get the full benefit of the availability and scalability of our cloud platform along with exceptional network and I/O performance.”

Lloyd Carney, CEO of Xsigo stated, “We are delighted that Carbon60 chose Xsigo as the foundation of their enterprise cloud hosting platform. The speed and agility of Xsigo’s software-defined infrastructure make it the ideal fit for next-generation providers such as Carbon60 who seek to deliver performance, operational flexibility, and cost effectiveness to a degree that is not possible with any other infrastructure.”    

About Carbon60
Established in 1995, Carbon60 is a Canadian provider of managed hosting services to a marquee group of customers that demand the highest levels of reliability, security and technical support for their business-critical web properties and applications. Carbon60’s enterprise-class WordPress hosting platform is trusted by some of Canada’s largest media companies, government agencies, and corporations. For more information, visit http://www.carbon60.com

About Xsigo Systems
Xsigo Systems, Inc. is the leader in virtualized data center infrastructure, helping enterprise customers increase application performance, reduce costs and improve business agility. Based on patented and award-winning technology, Xsigo offers a complete family of infrastructure virtualization products, including the Xsigo Fabric Director and the Xsigo Fabric Accelerator. Xsigo has hundreds of customers, partners and resellers around the globe and services multiple industries including financial, education, government, entertainment, technology and telecommunications. The privately held company, founded in 2004 and based in San Jose, Calif., is funded by Kleiner Perkins, Khosla Ventures, Greylock Partners and North Bridge Venture Partners. For more information, visit http://www.xsigo.com.

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