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May 16, 2014

Boston Limited Partners with Nexenta

Nexenta’s NexentaConnect for Citrix XenDesktop is powering Boston Limited’s NVIDIA (News - Alert) GRID-based server solutions.

Nexenta and Boston have teamed on increasing the user density of high performance Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) optimized, bare-bones server platforms.

This partnership also focuses on reducing the load on the back-end SAN for Graphics Accelerated Desktops, and simplifying the process of deployment.

Virtual desktop administrators can leverage the new NexentaConnect for XenDesktop to accelerate the performance of their organization's desktops on new or existing storage arrays.

The solution also provides several other benefits including greater density at a very low price point and reduction of the amount of storage required for a XenDesktop deployment.

Moreover, NexentaConnect for XenDesktop provides real-time visibility and management of individual desktop users using storage resources.

“By combining storage and compute, NexentaConnect for XenDesktop enables the deployment of graphics-accelerated virtual desktops in the real world,” said Manoj Nayee, managing director of Boston Limited.

IT decision makers search to find the right storage configuration and often end up adding more hardware or buying one-off arrays for VDI. These alternatives increase the cost of VDI deployments and push IT departments to spend more money on buying legacy solutions.

“Nexenta has solved the cost and complexity of VDI storage and desktop administration with NexentaConnect for XenDesktop. Virtual desktop administrators no longer have to throw more hardware at the problem,” said Thomas Cornely, vice president of product management at Nexenta.

In March, Boston Limited announced its VDI solution that delivers storage, network and server infrastructure.

The solution is very cost-effective as it is available at only $125 per user. The complete hardware and software stack is available for only $500 per user.

The company also rolled out a new, end-to-end 12Gb/s SAS (News - Alert) 3.0 storage solution called Boston Igloo 2U-16T-Stor in the same month.

Edited by Rory J. Thompson

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