SOURCE: greenBytes


April 29, 2013 02:00 ET

GreenBytes IO Offload Engine Is Verified as Citrix Ready

Desktop Virtualization Solution Is Trusted to Enhance Citrix Networking and Virtualization Solutions

PROVIDENCE, RI--(Marketwired - Apr 29, 2013) - 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.

About GreenBytes, Inc.
GreenBytes delivers patented IO-Offload desktop virtualization solutions that maximize 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

About the Citrix Ready Program
The Citrix Ready program identifies verified solutions that are trusted to enhance virtualization, networking and cloud computing solutions from Citrix, including XenDesktop®, XenApp®, 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 over partners who have demonstrated more than 22,000 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 Reach Citrix Ready using social media via the Citrix Ready blog site and Twitter.

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