Oracle Expands Into the Cloud and Virtualisation Environments with the Purchase of Xsigo
Oracle today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Xsigo Systems, a leading provider of network virtualisation technology.
The combination of Xsigo for network virtualisation and Oracle VM for server virtualisation is expected to deliver a complete set of virtualisation capabilities for cloud environments, and is proof of Oracle’s plans for further expansion into the cloud and virtualisation environments.
According to Oracle, Xsigo’s products are complementary to Oracle’s own virtualisation and system stacks. The Xsigo Network Virtualization product suite will fit in alongside the Oracle VM product enabling virtualisation control of Oracle hardware stacks.
“The proliferation of virtualised servers in the last few years has made the virtualisation of the supporting network connections essential,” said John Fowler, Oracle Executive Vice President of Systems. “With Xsigo, customers can reduce the complexity and simplify management of their clouds by delivering compute, storage and network resources that can be dynamically reallocated on-demand.”
“Customers are focused on reducing costs and improving utilisation of their network,” said Lloyd Carney, Xsigo CEO. “Virtualisation of these resources allows customers to scale compute and storage for their public and private clouds while matching network capacity as demand dictates.”