Citrix signs OEM agreement with Lenovo for virtualizing China

Citrix already signed several OEM agrements with top hardware manifacturer in US and EMEA (with Dell, with HP, with Fujitsu) to distribute XenServer as much as possible and counter the VMware ESX Server 3i diffusion.

Now, to reach markets where VMware may not be yet a strong competitor, Citrix signs a new agreement with Lenovo to bring its hypervisor in China.

To further exploit the opportunity the two companies are working to integrate XenServer with Lenovo server management suite and bring an out-of-the-box experience for Chinese customers.

The first products reaching the market will be R515 (2way) and R525 (4way) Intel Quad-Core Xeon servers, starting from April 2008.