April 19, 2011 16:16 ET

Qumu Is Verified as Citrix Ready

Qumu VideoEdge Is Trusted to Enhance Citrix Networking and Virtualization Solutions

SAN BRUNO, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 19, 2011) - Qumu Inc., the leader in enterprise video communications, today announced that its VideoEdge solution 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 Qumu VideoEdge solution completed a rigorous verification process to ensure compatibility with Citrix XenDesktop®, and Citrix Branch Repeater, providing confidence in joint solution compatibility.

The Qumu VideoEdge solution complements Citrix HDX™ technology within XenDesktop and provides dramatic WAN bandwidth reduction for live and on-demand video streaming. By caching and pre-positioning content at the edge of the network, VideoEdge ensures that only one video stream crosses the WAN per branch office, greatly reducing the amount of traffic over the WAN. In addition, VideoEdge also helps reduce the network latency between the client and a streaming server, and significantly reduces transmission errors to deliver the highest-quality video.

VideoEdge also complements the Branch Repeater™ solution by extending that product's WAN optimization and acceleration benefits to live video. In fact, tests in the Qumu lab showed that, when used in conjunction with Branch Repeater for live streams, VideoEdge produces a 99% reduction in utilized bandwidth for a 100 person branch office. This joint solution ensures remote employees get the freedom to utilize the power of video without impacting other business applications.

"We are proud to join the Citrix Ready program," said Ray Hood, Qumu CEO. "We have worked with Citrix to certify that Qumu is interoperable with XenDesktop, Branch Repeater and HDX as a reliable solution for video WAN optimization for both native and virtual desktops. Together, our combined solutions significantly lower operational expenses, increase network efficiency and dramatically improve the end-user experience."

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 Reach Citrix ready using social media via the Citrix Ready blog site and Twitter.

About Qumu

Qumu, the leader in Enterprise Video Optimization, delivers video communications with Freedom, Power and Control. Qumu's product architecture and component-based approach offer the Freedom to rapidly deliver a solution for your specific business needs, without having to replace every other piece of your video and network infrastructure. Your solution also has the Power to reach everyone in your company and extended business partner community whether they are inside or outside your firewall or on a mobile device. Finally, given the reach of your project, you want the Control to organize the content, distribute it securely to specific audiences, and report on the results. Contact Qumu in San Bruno.

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