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Compellent Enables Fluid Data Management for the Cloud with Citrix Ready Certification for XenServer

Compellent is expanding its Citrix Ready certification to include XenServer 5.6, which features the latest version of Citrix StorageLink. The certification enables deep integration of Citrix and Microsoft server virtualisation environments with Compellent virtualised storage and disaster recovery systems. Compellent’s Fluid Data architecture allows end users to leverage automated cloud technologies and centralised, multi-server management of Citrix XenServer and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V environments.

Fluid Data Increases Efficiency in Citrix and Microsoft Virtualised Environments

Through the Compellent Storage Adapter for Citrix StorageLink, users can:

  • Fully provision storage volumes for Microsoft Hyper-V and Citrix XenServer virtual machines using thin provisioning, which provides the highest storage utilisation possible by eliminating allocated but unused capacity.
  • Rapidly create, map and recover virtual machines leveraging Compellent space-efficient server mapping and snapshot capabilities.
  • Support seamless XenServer or Hyper-V virtual machine migration with either Fibre Channel or iSCSI connectivity to Compellent virtualised storage.

Site Recovery Showcase at Citrix Synergy

  • The new Citrix StorageLink Site Recovery dramatically simplifies the setup and configuration of disaster recovery protection of Microsoft Hyper-V workloads through integration with Compellent’s continuous snapshots and thin replication technologies.
  • Compellent demonstrated its Site Recovery capability for Citrix StorageLink at its booth during Citrix Synergy in San Francisco, May 12-14, 2010.
  • Compellent Storage Center Storage Adapter is certified and listed on Citrix StorageLink hardware compatibility list at http://hcl.xensource.com/SLG-HCLHome.aspx.

Pricing / Availability

  • Compellent Storage Adapter is included at no cost with Citrix StorageLink 2.2 or greater, expected from Citrix by June 2010.
  • The download for Compellent Storage Adapter will be available from the Citrix website.
  • Citrix StorageLink Site Recovery will be supported and available for Compellent end-users by Q4 2010.
Published Saturday, May 15, 2010 5:02 PM by David Marshall
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