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Citrix University Program Chooses Scale Computing's Generation 3.0 Storage Solutions

Scale Computing, a developer and manufacturer of complete, end-to-end midmarket clustered storage solutions, announces that Citrix Systems, Inc. has deployed Scale’s commodity-based clustered storage solutions as the primary storage solution for its Citrix University eLabs program. Utilizing Scale’s Starter Cluster solution in the hosted Citrix University program enables Citrix to utilize their XenServer™ virtualization technology for the channel partner training program.

Citrix University eLabs are online, instructor-led courses providing informative and interactive discussions, through hands-on labs, to the Citrix partner community. In order to access the online labs, students connect to virtual machines running on XenServer hosts. Citrix has implemented three Scale SN1000’s which connect to the XenServers to store virtual machines and snapshots.

“Our Citrix University eLabs environment generates a lot of data from our users, so we needed fast, easy-to-administrate, modular storage capability as the programs continued to grow,” said Craig Stilwell, vice president, Americas channel and field marketing. “Scale’s clustered and parallel architecture seamlessly scales to multi-petabytes of high performance and highly available storage as we need it. The Scale storage solutions work incredibly well with XenServer, and since it runs on commodity hardware, it offers an extensive set of enterprise-class features at an extremely reasonable price.”

“As more companies are looking to reduce costs, increase control and add convenience to planning and managing storage, they need a more complete, end-to-end storage solution for their expanding data growth,” said Jeff Ready, CEO of Scale Computing. “By combining Scale’s StorageNode1000 with Citrix XenServer, Citrix is able to benefit from the power of virtualization for server consolidation, business continuity, and agility within their Citrix University program.”

Scale’s storage portfolio is based on the company’s Intelligent Clustered Storage (ICS) technology, which enables users to add storage hardware, known as storage nodes, as necessary without suspending services or migrating data. IT managers are able to build out storage clusters, starting with just six terabytes (raw) up to the multiple petabyte range on a single file system. As a unified storage platform, Scale’s Starter Cluster line of products provides for simultaneous SAN and NAS services from a single pool of storage, providing enterprise-class, truly clustered and highly scalable storage. Scale’s storage portfolio aims to reduce costs while increasing control, as well as make storage management more convenient for IT administrators.

For additional information on Citrix University eLabs program, please visit http://scalecomputing.com/products/starter_san. For more information on Scale Computing, contact Scale Computing at 877-SCALE-59 or visit http://scalecomputing.com/partners.

Published Tuesday, May 11, 2010 4:41 PM by David Marshall
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