May 25, 2011

Abiquo Named Double Finalist in the Citrix Best of Synergy 2011 Awards

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Abiquo, the leading Enterprise Cloud Management software vendor, today announced that it has been named as a finalist in the Best of Synergy awards at the Citrix Synergy 2011 conference in San Francisco. These awards, which are open to public vote until May 25, honor Citrix partners whose products and services best solve real-world business challenges.

Abiquo has been named a finalist in the “Best Partner Solution for Accelerating Cloud Action” which recognizes solutions accelerating adoption of the cloud in the business world through providing an easier, faster, and more secure route to the cloud. Additionally, Abiquo is up for “Best Partner Solution for Virtual Data Centers” which recognizes the companies whose solution best uses the virtualized data center to deliver the new IT-as-a-Service model. Voting is open until Wednesday, May 25 at 1:00 pm PT; votes can be placed at To see the Abiquo solution demo, attendees can visit Abiquo booth #636 at the event.

Abiquo, whose Enterprise and Community editions have been certified as Citrix Ready since November 2010, will also participate alongside Citrix in a Breakout session at Synergy around moving from server virtualization to a private enterprise cloud. The session, “No lock-in approaches to move from server virtualization to a private enterprise cloud,” will be held on Wednesday, May 25 at 8:00 am PT and Friday, May 29 at 11:00 am PT.

“As cloud computing evolves and virtualization continues to go mainstream, we see enterprise data centers looking for a cloud management solution that supports a heterogeneous hypervisor environment,” said Wendy Perilli, vice president, global marketing for Abiquo. “We are excited to partner with Citrix as this dynamic landscape changes, and are delighted to have been named finalists in Synergy’s Best Cloud Action and Virtual Data Center categories.”

With Abiquo’s enterprise cloud management software, organizations can manage a globally deployed computing infrastructure, comprising unlimited physical and Cloud resources including private, public and hybrid Clouds through a “single pane of glass.” Abiquo’s solution leads the market with unique features like support for all six major hypervisors (including Citrix XenServer), the ability to convert virtual machines from one hypervisor to another in a single drag-and-drop operation, and comprehensive business policy, to ensure corporate goals such as utilization and energy saving, as well as security, compliance and governance are consistently met.

To register for the Citrix Synergy 2011 conference, please visit

For more information and to vote on the Best of Synergy awards, visit

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David Marshall

David Marshall has been involved in the technology industry for over 19 years, and he's been working with virtualization software since 1999. He was able to become an industry expert in virtualization by becoming a pioneer in that field - one of the few people in the industry allowed to work with Alpha stage server virtualization software from industry leaders: VMware (ESX Server), Connectix and Microsoft (Virtual Server).

Through the years, he has invented, marketed and helped launch a number of successful virtualization software companies and products. David holds a BS degree in Finance, an Information Technology Certification, and a number of vendor certifications from Microsoft, CompTia and others. He's also co-authored two published books: "VMware ESX Essentials in the Virtual Data Center" and "Advanced Server Virtualization: VMware and Microsoft Platforms in the Virtual Data Center" and acted as technical editor for two popular Virtualization "For Dummies" books. With his remaining spare time, David founded and operates one of the oldest independent virtualization news blogs, And co-founded, a publication dedicated to Cloud Computing. Starting in 2009 and continuing all the way to 2016, David has been honored with the vExpert distinction by VMware for his virtualization evangelism.

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