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Oracle buys Xsigo

Oracle extends virtualisation capabilities with latest addition

Oracle buys Xsigo
Oracle says it will deliver a complete set of virtualisation capabilities for cloud environments.

Oracle has revealed that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Xsigo Systems, a leading provider of network virtualisation technology.

Terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but both companies have stated that 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.

Xsigo's software-defined networking technology simplifies cloud infrastructure and operations by allowing customers to dynamically and flexibly connect any server to any network and storage, resulting in increased asset utilisation and application performance while reducing cost.

"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."

Lloyd Carney, Xsigo CEO said: "Customers are focused on reducing costs and improving utilisation of their network. Virtualisation of these resources allows customers to scale compute and storage for their public and private clouds while matching network capacity as demand dictates."

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