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Zycko and Xsigo Announce Channel Partnership

Posted 9th February 2010.

The top-of-rack Xsigo I/O Director is an enterprise data centre technology that virtualises server I/O (input/output). It connects any server to any network both Ethernet and Fibre Channel integrates easily, and enables a simpler, cheaper infrastructure that avoids the limitations of cards, cables, and switch ports. By eliminating I/O bottlenecks and significantly accelerating common management tasks, the Xsigo I/O Director allows for optimisation of datacentre servers and infrastructure.

Data centre I/O virtualisation is currently in high demand in the channel as it offers substantial return on investment and allows for drastically reduced carbon emissions. By virtualising all server I/O requirements the I/O Director can instantly reduce CAPEX by 70%, enable 100x faster moves and additions in the server environment, and also decreases associated power and cooling requirements by 30%.

The I/O Director enables both hard and soft savings, as it simplifies infrastructure, reduces the need for additional switches and cables, minimises power and floor space requirements, allows for increased virtualisation of applications, accelerates changes and additions, and decreases maintenance costs while maximising performance.

David Galton-Fenzi, Zycko Group Sales Director, said:

This is one of the most exciting new products of the last 5 years and the next jump in the evolution of virtualised services. It will rapidly become an essential element to any new build datacentre that is looking to minimise costs and carbon emissions.

This partnership with Xsigo complements our existing product portfolio that already includes high performance, optimisation-centric vendors, like Hitachi Data Systems, Riverbed and Force10. To offer an example of the scope of savings possible: a data centre manager responsible for a 60-server installation who utilises the Xsigo I/O Director, can realistically be looking at almost immediate cost cutting of £1m plus, mainly due to the simplified associated infrastructure requirements.

Xsigo reinforces our offering to a sector that is focussed on doing more with less. Any technology that can optimise current infrastructure and produce these kinds of significant returns, while simultaneously ticking the green box, is going to be extremely popular with, and beneficial to, end users.

David B. Atkinson, Director of Partner Development and Systems Engineering at Xsigo, commented:

We needed a distributor in the UK who understood the true benefits of Xsigos virtualised I/O offering and could readily and coherently translate that message to the local market. We recognised Zyckos capabilities in this area and are delighted to partner with them in order to supply the channel with our industry-leading I/O Director.

-ENDS-

Further information from:

TopLine Communications
zycko@toplinecomms.com
0207 886 0856
www.toplinecomms.com

About Zycko:

Zycko is a value-add distributor of best-in-class convergent IT infrastructure solutions through a channel of resellers, systems integrators and service providers.

Zycko is privately held and has been profitable since inception in 2000, when the companys original charter was to market data networking accessories to resellers as a wholesale distributor. Zycko now employs over 250 staff, serving over 3000 resellers around the world from twelve offices on four continents. The company enjoys an annual turnover of more than $180m.

Zyckos provision of best-in-class IT products and logistics management is supported by true value-add professional services – such as pre-sales expertise, technical support, custom configuration, an industry leading accredited training program, and in house marketing support. These vital services and support enable our customers to quickly deliver profits and invest in new market opportunities, allowing them to differentiate in a crowded market. Zycko is the channel partner of choice.

Zyckos strategic partner base includes world-class companies such as Avago, Asigra, Eaton Powerware, Exagrid, Force10, Hitachi Data Systems, Huawei Symantec, Intransa, JDSU, Isilon, Lifesize, Powerdsine, ProLabs, Spectra Logic, Riverbed, USystems and Xsigo.

For more information, please visit: www.zycko.com

About Xsigo:

Xsigo Systems, Inc. is a technology leader in data center I/O virtualization, helping organizations reduce costs and improve business agility. Xsigo’s VP780 I/O Director consolidates server connectivity with a solution that provides unprecedented management simplicity and interoperability with open standards. By using Xsigo, it is estimated that large data centers can reduce server-related operational expenses by 80%, cut capital costs by 50%, and use 70% less cabling. The privately held company is based in San Jose, CA and funded by Kleiner Perkins, Khosla Ventures, Greylock Partners, and North Bridge Venture Partners. For more information, contact Xsigo at 001-408-329-5600, or visit www.xsigo.com

Learn more about the Xsigo I/O Director here.