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Xsigo's New I/O Director Trumps Cisco on Price

As enterprises look to tap the new generation of cloud services, traditional data center architectures may not prove to be scalable and flexible enough to meet IT needs.

Xsigo Systems CEO Lloyd Carney said a new architecture is needed that can support changes made in minutes, not days, and virtualization technology is a key enabler. As Server Watch reports, Xsigo is ready to challenge other switch makers with its I/O Director, a software and hardware solution designed to streamline server I/O management. "Keeping 20 year-old architecture doesn't work in a cloud environment," said Carney

SAN FRANCISCO -- At a lunchtime press conference at VMworld on Tuesday, Xsigo Systems, as promised, donned both metaphorical and actual boxing gloves and unveiled its latest plan to overtake Cisco in I/O virtualization with an Ethernet-based version of Xsigo I/O Director.

This latest version of I/O Director can connect servers to every data center resources via a single conventional Ethernet server port. It uses the same hardware and software platform as the current InfiniBand-based I/O Director.

Read the full article at Server Watch:
Xsigo Takes a Punch at Cisco With New Virtual I/O Offering