Oracle Extends Virtualization Capabilities with Purchase of Xsigo

Oracle has entered into an agreement to acquire Xsigo Systems, a provider of network virtualization technology, whose products have been deployed at enterprise customers including British Telecom, eBay, Softbank, and Verizon. Xsigo’s software-defined networking technology simplifies cloud infrastructure and operations by allowing customers to connect any server to any network and storage, enabling increased asset utilization and application performance while reducing cost.

"The proliferation of virtualized servers in the last few years has made the virtualization of the supporting network connections essential," said John Fowler, Oracle executive vice president of Systems, in a statement released by Oracle. "With Xsigo, customers can reduce the complexity and simplify management of their clouds by delivering compute, storage and network resources that can be dynamically reallocated on-demand." 

According to Oracle, the combination of Xsigo for network virtualization and Oracle VM for server virtualization is expected to deliver a complete set of virtualization capabilities for cloud environments. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. More information on this announcement can be found at