Purchasing Citrix XenServer offers:
On-premises Subscription (Annual) licenses: An annual license provides one year of guaranteed supportability of the latest stable XenServer release. Annual licenses include software maintenance, which gives customers access to 24x7 worldwide technical support as well as access to all updates and hotfixes via the XenCenter management console. New licenses must be purchased each year.
Perpetual licenses: A perpetual license provides guaranteed supportability and upgrade path for the entire lifecycle of the current major version XenServer. Perpetual license purchases require 1 year of software maintenance that gives customers access to 24x7 worldwide technical support as well as access to all updates and hotfixes via the XenCenter management console. Software maintenance agreements can be purchased and renewed after the first year.
Citrix® XenServer® is an industry and value leading, open source virtualization platform for managing cloud, server and desktop virtual infrastructures and enabling a seamless path to the cloud. Key features include:
High performance virtualization platformLeverage best-in-class technologies, including the Xen Project hypervisor, XenMotion live migration, Storage XenMotion, the XenCenter management console and XenServer Conversion Manager for VMware to XenServer conversions.
Citrix XenServer Standard Edition – Basic commercial virtualization platform
Citrix XenServer Enterprise Edition – Comprehensive server virtualization platform for data center and cloud infrastructure workloads
Infrastructure SupportabilityXenServer host infrastructure support has been increased to 5TB host RAM; up to 288 physical CPUs; up to 1.5TB RAM and 255 VBDs per VM. Docker container and guest VM OS support now includes the Debian Jessie release. The XenServer Conversion Manager now enables migrations for all supported versions of VMware vSphere, Microsoft Windows, and Linux. Updates to Microsoft Active Directory integration enables better support for much larger, more complex Active Directory forests. UEFI boot support allows XenServer to keep pace with the currently available technology in today’s modern server hardware.
Networking & Storage Enhancements & OptimizationsWith XenServer NFS v4 is now an accepted network attached file system protocol; enhancements to Open-FCoE HBA integration enables a lower cost fibre channel option by adding FCoE offload for NICs; and SMB support utilizes Microsoft Windows storage arrays for Storage Repositories
Next Generation Enhanced GraphicsXenServer extends its leadership and innovation in enhanced 3D graphics space with the introduction of new chipset integration: Intel GVT-g (GPU virtualization) support for Windows VMs; expanded NVIDIA GRID Maxwell-gen vGPU support for Windows and Linux VMs (up to 128 vGPU sessions per host, or 16 vGPU sessions (VMs) per GPU, 2 GPUs per card and 4 cards per host); and RHEL, CentOS, OEL & Ubuntu distributions support allows virtualized Linux workloads to now have the same enhanced 3D graphics capabilities as Microsoft Windows.
Datacenter automation suiteAutomate key IT processes to improve service delivery and business continuity for virtual environments, resulting in both time and money savings while providing more responsive IT services. Capabilities include site recovery, high availability, and memory optimization.
High density cloud and desktop environment optimizationsEnsure the highest performance and data security, especially when integrated with other industry leading products including Citrix CloudPlatform and Citrix XenDesktop.
Advanced integration and management toolsSimplify operations with a complete suite of tools for role-based administration, performance reporting and integration with third-party storage.
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