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DataCore Storage Virtualization and Citrix's "XenApp-Optimized" XenServer 5
DataCore Software, the leading provider of storage virtualization software, today announced that its SANsymphony™ and SANmelody™ products have been certified on Citrix’s newest XenServer 5 release as virtual SAN appliances, as well as on both standard servers and blades. With XenServer 5, Citrix has optimized Citrix XenApp performance on XenServer virtual machines.  According to Citrix, this enables XenApp workloads to be virtualized with as little as 7% overhead and as many as 73% more users than XenApp workloads virtualized with competing products. Citrix XenApp (formerly Citrix Presentation Server) is used by more than 100 million users and 99% of the Fortune Global 500.

“Our storage virtualization software creates a ‘storage usability layer,' giving your storage the consolidation flexibility, simplicity, and utilization benefits of virtualization and the advantage of performing all your important storage services across all your physical storage as a single pool, instead of having to fuss with these devices individually,” said George Teixeira, president and CEO DataCore Software. “Now more than ever, storage virtualization is being adopted hand-in-hand with server, desktop and application delivery virtualization.”

DataCore Virtual SAN appliance and storage virtualization software are certified for XenServer 5
 

Through its own rigorous testing, Citrix has certified that both SANsymphony and SANmelody software support XenServer 5 virtual machines as shared storage pools with advanced storage virtualization functions critical to demanding virtual server environments. The manufacturer-independent features include fail-safe data protection, high availability mirroring, remote replication to disaster recovery sites, non-disruptive virtual data migration, thin provisioning and high speed caching for performance acceleration. 

Resellers gain momentum delivering DataCore storage virtualization in combination with Citrix XenServer and XenApp environments

Citrix partners have gained a competitive edge as well as a new crop of customers by implementing DataCore SANmelody or SANsymphony to virtualize the storage pools for Citrix XenServer, XenApp and XenDesktop configurations.

DataCore partner: Moose Logic —

"As a Citrix partner with a keen focus on Virtualization, we are seeing first-hand a wave of server virtualization brought on by the appeal of Citrix XenServer,” said Steve Parlee, Senior Systems Consultant, Moose Logic. “With XenServer so hot right now, it was clear to us that DataCore is the perfect match for XenServer as it unlocks advanced XenServer features such as high availability and XenMotion. Moreover, with the release of XenServer 5.0, integrating shared SAN storage with DataCore’s SANmelody is dramatically easier today than it has been in past XenServer releases.”

DataCore partner: J4 Systems—

“The DataCore approach, like that of Citrix, is not contingent upon a customer buying expensive hardware,” John Joseph, president, J4 Systems. “DataCore's affordable hardware independent, thin provisioning software solutions enable any business to fully participate in the cost saving benefits of virtualizing and consolidating its storage.”

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Published Tuesday, October 14, 2008 10:36 AM by David Marshall
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