Citrix’s hypervisor is the second virtualisation platform to be certified as “production-ready”, according to analyst firm the Burton Group.
Two months ago, Burton said VMware’s hypervisor was the only one on the market to meet all 27 features it believes are required to run production-class workloads.
Citrix met 85% of the requirements but fell short in features such as security logging and auditing of administrative actions.
But Citrix XenServer 5.5, released in June, eliminates those shortcomings, according to Burton.
Burton’s virtualisation criteria were drawn up to ensure that hypervisors provide adequate security, management, availability, storage, network, compute, scalability, and performance to enterprise IT shops.