Citrix plans to release two versions of the new Citrix Essentials suite of virtualization management tools -- one for Microsoft's Hyper-V software and another for Citrix XenServer

Citrix Essentials for Hyper-V

Advanced virtualization management for Hyper-V environments

Citrix introduces a new solution called Citrix® Essentials™ for Microsoft® Hyper-V™, offering advanced virtualization management capabilities for Microsoft Windows Server  2008 Hyper-V to help customers create highly scalable, manageable and agile virtual infrastructures.  The new solution will extend the enterprise management capabilities of Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and System Center in the areas of storage management, provisioning services, and lab automation.

Citrix Essentials for Microsoft Hyper-V provides customers with a powerful set of advanced virtualization management capabilities that extend the enterprise management capabilities of Hyper-V and System Center to help make virtualized environments more scalable, more manageable and more agile.  

Citrix Essentials for Hyper-V includes:

  • Automated Lab Management enables Hyper-V customers to develop, test, and deliver applications faster by automating and simplifying the entire virtual machine lifecycle, including movement across virtualization platforms
  • Advanced Storage Integration using Citrix StorageLink™ technology makes it easy for Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center customers to fully leverage all the native power of their existing array-based storage systems
  • Dynamic Provisioning Services lets customers centrally manage a common set of master images which can be streamed on-demand into Hyper-V virtual machines or physical servers
  • Hypervisor Interoperability makes it easy for customers to manage virtual machines across heterogeneous Hyper-V and XenServer environments

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