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GreenBytes IO Offload Engine Is Verified as Citrix Ready

GreenBytes, Inc., a developer of full-featured virtual desktop solutions that uniquely support existing infrastructure, today announced that its award-winning solution for desktop virtualization, the IO Offload Engine, has been verified as Citrix Ready. The Citrix Ready program helps customers identify third-party solutions that are recommended to enhance virtualization, networking and cloud computing solutions from Citrix. The IO Offload Engine completed a rigorous verification process to ensure compatibility with Citrix XenServer, providing confidence in joint solution compatibility.

The Citrix Ready program makes it easy for customers to identify complementary products and solutions that can enhance Citrix environments. Customers can be confident that the IO Offload Engine has successfully passed a series of tests established by Citrix, and can be trusted to work effectively with XenServer to deliver enterprise-scale VDI performance that meets the most demanding use cases while enabling organizations to minimize costs, deliver custom per-session settings, all while retaining their existing infrastructure investments.

In a virtual desktop environment, the GreenBytes IO Offload Engine integrates at the hypervisor level and manages specific data stores; the golden images (provisioning), replica datastore (boot) and linked clone area (swap). This breakthrough platform combines massive bandwidth, patented zero latency inline deduplication, compression and tight integration with XenServer. These features allow a single GreenBytes IO Offload Engine appliance to absorb the IO from up to 4500 persistent virtual desktops at a cost per virtual desktop that is up to an order of magnitude lower than conventional systems provisioned with either flash or magnetic storage.

"As a member of the Citrix Ready program, we are able to offer customers intelligent solutions that combine our award-winning IO Offload Engine with Citrix XenServer," said John Poduska, Vice President, Software Engineering, GreenBytes. "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."

GreenBytes will be a featured exhibitor at Citrix Synergy Los Angeles (Booth 421), May 22-24, 2013. GreenBytes Founder and CTO, Bob Petrocelli, will be a featured speaker at the event on May 24 at 11:00 am, speaking to 'Emerging Technologies that Enable Cloud-Scale Desktop Virtualization, ' co-presented with Thomas Lehrer, Solutions Architect IV, OneNeck IT Services. Additional information about GreenBytes' IO Offload Engine and vIO virtual storage appliance is available at the GreenBytes website.

Published Monday, April 29, 2013 6:43 AM by David Marshall
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