Nexenta Software-Defined Storage Platform is Trusted to Address the Storage Needs of Customers Implementing VDI Using Citrix XenDesktop
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – May 05, 2014 – Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader in Software Defined Storage (#softwaredefinedstorage) (SDS), today announced that NexentaStor, Nexenta’s award-winning software defined storage platform, has been verified as part of the Citrix Ready® VDI Capacity Program Verified for Citrix XenDesktop®. The Citrix Ready VDI Capacity program is designed specifically to address the storage needs of customers who already have or are thinking about implementing VDI using XenDesktop.
VDI presents multiple types of data, each with its own unique requirements to the storage infrastructure tier. Storage in turn can cope with these requirements using various hardware and software-based approaches, some of which can be combined into hybrid solutions.
The Citrix Ready VDI Capacity program helps guide customers regarding VDI storage needs. The program enables Citrix storage partners to test their solutions against a turnkey “VDI Capacity” test environment that contains the necessary compute resources needed to generate a 750-user reference XenDesktop deployment, and thus demonstrating the appropriate amount of storage performance and capacity with a cost-efficient design. Partners whose technology satisfies the test criteria are determined to be verified as part of the Citrix Ready VDI Capacity Program Verified for 750 users.
“Nexenta has satisfactorily completed the testing requirements to join the Citrix Ready VDI Capacity program,” said Greg Fox, director, Citrix Ready program at Citrix. “Through this program, we are working with our storage partners to help provide our joint customers with guidance in choosing storage solutions for their XenDesktop VDI deployments. By taking part in the program, Nexenta is helping customers make informed product purchasing decisions.”
“As a member of the Citrix Ready program, we are able to offer customers intelligent and cost-efficient storage solutions with Citrix XenDesktop. Storage can stall VDI deployments, and the VDI Capacity analysis is validation that NexentaStor adds a great deal of value to VDI environments,” said Jill Orhun, Vice President of Marketing, Nexenta. “Passing the rigorous testing program, clearly demonstrates our company’s and technology’s ability to work closely with trusted partners like Citrix, and help our joint customers extend the performance and ROI benefits that VDI has to offer.”
To read the full analysis of NexentaStor’s performance, download the free whitepaper “Nexenta Liberates Storage to Deliver a Better ROI” at http://www.citrix.com/cms/ready/files/1713/9826/9812/CR_VDI_Whitepaper_Nexenta.pdf
About Citrix Ready The Citrix Ready program identifies verified solutions that are trusted to enhance virtualization, networking and cloud computing solutions from Citrix, including XenDesktop®, XenApp®, XenMobile®,CloudPlatform™, XenServer®, NetScaler®. The Citrix Ready designation is awarded to third-party products that have successfully met verification criteria set by Citrix, and gives customers an added confidence in the compatibility of the joint solution offering. The Citrix Ready program leverages industry-leading alliances across the Citrix partner eco-system to meet a wide variety customer needs, and currently incorporates partners who have demonstrated more than 25,000 product verifications. It also includes the Citrix Ready Community Verified program which allows customers to see thousands of products that have been verified by other customers to work in their production environments. More information about the Citrix Ready program can be found at www.citrix.com/ready. Reach Citrix Ready using social media via the Citrix Ready blog site and Twitter.
About Nexenta Nexenta is the global leader in Software Defined Storage, delivering easy-to-use, secure and ultra-low cost storage solutions based on our software for enterprises. Nexenta solutions are hardware-, protocol-, workload-, and app-agnostic, providing innovative freedom and speed for organizations to realize “true” benefits of Software Defined Infrastructure-centric Cloud Computing. Nexenta enables workloads from rich media-driven Social Media to Mobility; from the Internet of Things to Big Data; from OpenStack, CloudStack to Do-It-Yourself Cloud deployments. Founded on an “open source” platform and industry-disruptive vision, Nexenta delivers its award- and patent-winning software-only unified storage management solutions with a global partner network. For more information, visit www.nexenta.com, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube. Also, download the newly published Nexenta Special Edition Software Defined Data Centers (SDDC) for Dummies eBook.