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Nexenta Now Verified for Citrix Ready VDI Capacity Program

Nexenta, the global leader in Software-Defined Storage (SDS), today announced that NexentaStor, Nexenta's award-winning software-defined storage 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.

"Nexenta 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, Nexenta is helping customers make informed product purchasing decisions."

"As a member of the Citrix Ready program, we are able to offer customers intelligent and cost-efficient storage solutions with Citrix XenDesktop. Storage can stall VDI deployments, and the VDI Capacity analysis is validation that NexentaStor adds a great deal of value to VDI environments," said Jill Orhun, Vice President of Marketing, Nexenta. "Passing the rigorous testing program, clearly demonstrates our company's and technology's ability to work closely with trusted partners like Citrix, and help our joint customers extend the performance and ROI benefits that VDI has to offer."

Published Tuesday, May 06, 2014 12:23 AM by David Marshall
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