Xsigo Systems today announced that Avaya, a global enterprise communications systems provider, has deployed Xsigo virtual I/O as part of a recent virtualization deployment that supports the company’s software development teams.
Virtual I/O was seen as critical to meet the project’s server utilization and continuous uptime objectives that would help to accelerate the company’s engineering efforts while reducing costs. Compared with alternative solutions, Xsigo virtual I/O allowed the company to run twice as many virtual machines per server while delivering continuous uptime.
Avaya is a leader in voice and data communications services, with over 16,000 employees and 2,300 research and development professionals worldwide. The company’s communications applications, software, and services helps enterprise customers simplify complex communications systems and integrate technologies from other vendors. This virtualization project consolidated and streamlined the management of servers used to design and test applications software.
The company deployed multiple Xsigo VP780 I/O Directors to provide connectivity for their virtualized server environment that also includes Dell PowerEdge 1950 and R610 servers, VMware ESX software, and Fibre Channel-attached storage.
Benefits achieved with the Xsigo I/O Director include:
· Scalability: Up to 64 connections per server (1GE, 10GE, and Fibre Channel)
· Performance: Up to 80Gbps bandwidth to each server
· Flexibility: Dynamic connectivity management without server reboots
· Simplicity: 70% fewer cards, cables, and switch ports