Sanbolic Now Verified for Citrix Ready VDI Capacity Program

by George Chetcuti [Published on 22 April 2014 / Last Updated on 22 April 2014]

Sanbolic Platform is Trusted to Address the Storage Needs of Customers Implementing VDI Using Citrix XenDesktop

Waltham, MA. – (April 17, 2014) – Sanbolic today announced that its Sanbolic 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.

“Sanbolic 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, Sanbolic is helping customers make informed product purchasing decisions.”

“As a member of the Citrix Ready program, we are able to offer customers intelligent solutions that combine our SDS software platform with Citrix XenDesktop,” said Andy Melmed, VP, Enterprise Architecture. “The offering clearly demonstrates our plans to work closely with trusted partners through the Citrix Ready partner ecosystem in order to provide the highest quality experience for our customers.”

About Sanbolic

Sanbolic is a provider of next-generation scale-out architectures for the modern data center. With over 14 years of experience building scalable architecture solutions for the global enterprise and supporting hundreds of government organizations and enterprises world-wide, Sanbolic delivers hyper-scale company economics to the enterprise by making enterprise data and workloads highly available and elastic based on business demands. To learn more about Sanbolic’s scale-out architecture solutions, visit http://sanbolic.com/.

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®, CloudPortal™, 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.

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