Citrix Systems has upgraded its XenServer virtualisation server.
Citrix said XenServer 4.1 offers storage delivery services for the NetApp Data ONTAP operating system, which provides a unified storage platform for virtualised environments and application-empowered data management to free physical and virtual servers. It also provides thin provisioning, cloning, replication, and backup and recovery services.
Phil Montgomery, senior director of virtualisation and management division at Citrix, said: "We expect the virtualisation market to continue to grow, but understand that our customers want solutions that address 100% of the servers in their datacentre today both physical and virtual. Our customers want the ability to create a datacentre that can dynamically adapt to changing business needs, regardless of whether servers are virtualised and physical."
The company added that it includes optimisations for XenApp, which provides virtual infrastructure platform upgrades and automation patching with zero downtime. It also includes new capabilities such as support for NIC bonding, 10 Gb/s networking and 64-bit enterprise Linux guests.
XenServer 4.1 is available now as a public beta and will be generally available in March 2008.