1&1 Internet selects Citrix XenServer for Cloud platform

Web hosting provider 1&1 Internet has implemented Citrix XenServer technology to design Dynamic Cloud Server, which is a public cloud computing solution.

The XenServer technology is a part of Citrix Cloud Platform Business. Citrix XenServer is now powering cloud services for four out of five of the world’s largest hosting providers.

“We are committed to open source solutions as the most viable path to cloud computing with both our open source Xen and Xen Cloud Platform offerings as well as our contribution of CloudStack to the Apache Software Foundation,” said Sameer Dholakia, group vice president and GM, Cloud Platforms Group, Citrix.

1&1 Internet serves over 11 million customers via five highly secure green data centers across Europe and the U.S.

“We wanted a partner who would support an open source mindset for ongoing product enhancements and XenServer delivered the right combination of features, performance and price to support 1&1 Internet in its strategy to build and scale our cloud computing service. Developing open sourced software is an important element to achieving our objective,” said Michael Frenzel, vice president, 1&1 Internet.

The selection of XenServer will allow 1&1 Internet to deliver granular control of server resources using a proven cloud-ready virtualization platform to meet customer price, performance and scalability requirements.

1&1 Internet created its Dynamic Cloud Server on XenServer technology due to product maturity, open source code-base, flexible pricing model and Citrix worldwide support and services.

Citrix XenServer is a complete server virtualization platform built on the powerful Xen hypervisor.

Citrix claims that its Xen technology is widely acknowledged as the fastest and most secure virtualization software. The technology is designed for efficient management of Windows and Linux virtual servers.

A few months back, Citrix announced the acquisition of Virtual Computer, a provider of enterprise-scale management solutions for client-side virtualization.

The acquisition of Virtual Computer technology allowed Citrix to integrate it with its XenClient hypervisor to create the new Citrix XenClient Enterprise edition.

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