HP Embeds Citrix XenServer in ProLiant SystemsBy Scott Ferguson | Posted 2008-03-20 Email Print
The agreement with Citrix gives the OEM another out-of-the-box virtualization package to complement its recent agreement with VMware.
Hewlett-Packard is adding another virtualization option to its line of ProLiant systems.
Company officials announced March 19 that they will begin embedding a co-developed version of Citrix’s XenServer virtualization software into 10 different ProLiant systems starting March 31. They also have developed a set of management tools that will create and control the various virtual environments.
The embedded Citrix XenServer hypervisor, which is only 366KB, is stored in the system’s internal flash memory and will boot up along with the hardware when the server is first installed. HP and Citrix will also sell the hypervisor in a USB drive for those customers who want to retrofit older ProLiant servers with the virtualization technology.