SOURCE: Nimble Storage

Nimble Storage

September 08, 2011 06:00 ET

Nimble Storage Announces Certification as Citrix Ready Technology Partner

Nimble Storage CS-Series Arrays Are Verified to Support Citrix XenDesktop and XenServer Virtualization Products

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 8, 2011) - Nimble Storage, developer of the first converged storage and backup solution, today announced that it has achieved recognition as a Citrix Ready Technology Partner, and its CS-Series arrays have been verified as Citrix Ready® after a rigorous testing process to ensure compatibility with Citrix XenServer® 5.6 and XenDesktop® 5. The Citrix Ready program helps customers confidently identify products and solutions that can enhance their Citrix environments.

The Citrix Ready certification verifies that the Nimble Storage CS-Series arrays have successfully passed a series of tests established by Citrix, so joint customers can leverage all of Nimble Storage's capabilities in virtualized XenServer environments as well as in VDI deployments involving XenDesktop.

"By verifying that our CS-Series arrays are compatible with Citrix, the Citrix Ready program gives customers confidence that our technology will complement their Citrix investment," said Dan Leary, vice president of marketing, Nimble Storage. "Plus, to help promote the value our converged storage and backup approach provides customers, the Citrix Ready program provides sales, technology, and marketing programs that showcase our Citrix-compatible products."

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 Citrix® XenDesktop®, XenApp™, XenServer®, NetScaler® and GoToMeeting®. The Citrix Ready designation is awarded to third-party products that have successfully met verification criteria set by Citrix, and gives customers 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 customer needs, and currently incorporates more than 2,800 partners who have demonstrated more than 18,000 product verifications.

The Nimble Storage partner page on Citrix is http://www.citrix.com/ready/partners/nimblestorage and the product page can be found at
http://www.citrix.com/ready/partners/nimblestorage/products/nimble-cs-series.

Revolutionary Flash-Based Architecture
Nimble Storage's CS-Series is based on the company's patent-pending architecture, Cache Accelerated Sequential Layout (CASL™), which enables fast inline data compression, intelligent data optimization leveraging flash memory and high-capacity disk, instant optimized backups, and WAN-efficient replication -- all in a single device.

About Nimble Storage
Nimble Storage has developed the first converged storage and backup solution that significantly reduces the cost and complexity of storing, accessing, and protecting data for enterprises. The company's CASL architecture uniquely combines flash and high-capacity disk to support the most demanding primary applications and reduces backup windows and restore times from hours to seconds -- all for at least 60 percent lower cost than existing solutions. Nimble Storage also provides a simple, cost-effective disaster recovery solution that offers business continuity and long-term data protection. Nimble Storage solutions are available through a nationwide network of IT solution providers. For more information visit www.nimblestorage.com.

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 Citrix® XenDesktop®, XenApp™, XenServer®, NetScaler® and GoToMeeting®. 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 2,800 partners who have demonstrated more than 18,000 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. The Citrix Ready program received the Alliance Excellence Award from the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP) for creating a strong community through implementation of new, innovative best practices. More information about the Citrix Ready program can be found at www.citrix.com/citrixready. Reach Citrix ready using social media via the Citrix Ready blog site and Twitter.

©Nimble Storage and CASL are trademarks or registered trademarks of Nimble Storage. Other trade names or words used in this document are the properties of their respective owners.

Citrix®, Citrix Ready®, Citrix® XenDesktop®, XenApp™, XenServer®, Branch Repeater™ and HDX™ are trademarks of Citrix Systems, Inc. and/or one or more of its subsidiaries, and may be registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in other countries. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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