GreenBytes Now Verified for Citrix Ready VDI Capacity Program
(Marketwire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) PROVIDENCE, RI -- (Marketwired) -- 04/16/14 --
GreenBytes®, Inc., a developer of full-featured desktop virtualization storage optimization software, today announced that its IO Offload Engine, a high performance storage appliance purpose-built to enable cost effective persistent virtual desktops, 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.
"GreenBytes 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, GreenBytes is helping customers make informed product purchasing decisions."
"As a member of the Citrix Ready VDI Capacity program, GreenBytes is able to offer customers an intelligent solution that combines our IO Offload Engine with the XenDesktop product," said Michael Richtberg, VP of Product Management at GreenBytes. "Reproducing the performance of a physical PC in the virtual world presents some significant challenges, and the cost of high performance in the datacenter has usually meant over provisioning capacity or overly expensive flash. We were pleased that Citrix gave us the opportunity to demonstrate that modern innovations in storage technology can truly satisfy the virtual desktop user experience while achieving better performance and simultaneously reducing costs over conventional SAN-based options. The results achieved by GreenBytes are truly remarkable, and could very well drive the adoption of a new industry standard deployment method for VDI."
About GreenBytes, Inc.GreenBytes delivers patented IO-Offload desktop virtualization storage optimization software that maximizes the effective performance and capacity of existing infrastructure to provide persistent, full-featured virtual desktops with the manageability, scalability and affordability required for cloud-scale VDI deployments. GreenBytes was founded in 2007 and is based in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. For more information, please visit www.getgreenbytes.com.
About Citrix ReadyThe Citrix Ready program identifies verified solutions that are trusted to enhance virtualization, networking and cloud computing solutions from Citrix, including XenDesktop®, XenApp®, CloudPortal�, XenServer®, NetScaler®. The Citrix Ready designation is awarded to third-party products that have successfully met verification criteria set by Citrix, and gives customers an added confidence in the compatibility of the joint solution offering. The Citrix Ready program leverages industry-leading alliances across the Citrix partner eco-system to meet a wide variety customer needs, and currently incorporates partners who have demonstrated more than 25,000 product verifications. It also includes the Citrix Ready Community Verified program which allows customers to see thousands of products that have been verified by other customers to work in their production environments. More information about the Citrix Ready program can be found at www.citrix.com/ready.
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