SOURCE: Kaminario


March 05, 2015 11:00 ET

Kaminario K2 Now Available to Citrix XenDesktop Customers

Citrix Ready Certification Brings Cost-Efficient, Scalable and Flexible All-Flash Array to Midrange Enterprises Deploying VDI Environments

NEWTON, MA--(Marketwired - Mar 5, 2015) - Kaminario, the leading all-flash array storage provider for midrange enterprises, today announced that its K2 all-flash array has been verified as Citrix Ready® for XenDesktop® versions 7.0, 7.1, 7.5 and 7.6. The certification brings XenDesktop customers a storage array that delivers predictable performance, architectural flexibility and reliability at an average price of $2/GB usable.

"VDI environments allow businesses to streamline desktop management and costs, however, they are extremely taxing on storage systems and present organizations with challenges tied to system scalability, performance and cost," Ritu Jyoti, chief product officer, Kaminario. "We now have a tremendous opportunity to meet the storage challenges of VDI customers with our K2 all-flash array."

VDI customers are faced with storage challenges throughout the lifecycle from pilot deployment to rollout. Designed to handle even the most complex VDI environments, K2 can alleviate these concerns for VDI users by delivering:

  • Consistent and Predictable Performance: K2 can reliably handle the worst-case boot storms that would overwhelm other storage systems.

  • Cost Efficiency: K2 is the most economical all-flash array on the market, with effective storage cost per desktop as low as $20. All advanced storage features are included with the array at no additional cost.

  • Resiliency and Scalability: Desktops run undisturbed even in the case of multiple SSD failures. Users and capacity can be added non-disruptively while upgrades and expansions can be carried out with no loss of desktop responsiveness.

  • Ease of Deployment and Management: Compatibility with Citrix XenDesktop simplifies deployment, and because K2 requires no manual tuning and many features are automated, K2 doesn't require a dedicated storage administrator.

"We are pleased to have Kaminario K2 join the Citrix Ready program," said Aimee Catalano, Vice President of Alliance Marketing, Citrix. "K2 offers customers a flexible, scalable and cost-effective modern storage appliance, helping them meet the demanding storage needs of a VDI environment."

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About Citrix Ready
The Citrix Ready program identifies verified solutions that are trusted to enhance virtualization, networking and cloud computing solutions from Citrix, including XenDesktop®, XenApp®, CloudPlatform™, XenMobile®, XenServer® and 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 ecosystem to meet a wide variety of 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. Find more information about the Citrix Ready program at Reach Citrix Ready using social media via the Citrix Ready blog site and Twitter.

About Kaminario
Kaminario is the leading provider of enterprise-class all-flash storage, delivering unparalleled cost efficiency, with an average price of $2/GB and the industry's only guaranteed effective capacity. Built from the ground up to take advantage of the most modern flash SSD capabilities, Kaminario K2 is the only product to feature a true scale-out and scale-up architecture that allows organizations to grow capacity and performance based on their needs. The company is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, with offices in Yoqneam, Israel, Silicon Valley and New York City, and backed by Sequoia, Pitango, Globespan, Tenaya, Silicon Valley Bank and others.

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