SOURCE: Gridstore, Inc.

Gridstore, Inc.

March 26, 2014 08:30 ET

Software-Defined Storage Leader Gridstore Gains Prestigious Citrix Ready Verification

Gridstore 3 Enhances Citrix Cloud Solutions

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 26, 2014) -   Gridstore™, a leader in software-defined storage built for Windows Servers and Hyper-V that accelerates application I/O, today announced that Gridstore 3, its innovative solution built for virtualization, 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 Gridstore 3 completed a rigorous verification process to ensure compatibility with Citrix CloudPlatform™ powered by Apache CloudStack, providing confidence in joint solution compatibility.

The Citrix Ready program makes it easy for customers to identify complementary products and solutions that enhance Citrix environments. Customers can be confident that Gridstore 3 has successfully passed a series of tests established by Citrix, and can be trusted to work effectively with CloudPlatform.

Architected specifically for Microsoft Windows Server 2012 and Hyper-V, Gridstore 3 was designed to address the architectural disconnect between traditional storage and virtualized servers. Gridstore 3 solves this critical issue to help deliver performance in a Windows Server Hyper-V environment at an affordable price point along with massive scalability. Designed to meet the storage virtualization challenges faced by mid-size enterprises Gridstore 3 is available in both hybrid and capacity models, providing the perfect solution for optimizing virtualized application performance. 3.0 delivers improved application performance and the industry's first and only TrueQoS™ (True Quality of Service) in a pay-as-you-scale format.

"Citrix Ready makes it easier for customers to select the most suitable cloud infrastructure products for their specific needs," said Greg Fox, Director, Citrix Ready Program at Citrix. "By making its product Citrix Ready, Gridstore has enabled its customers to obtain the highest quality user experience and the simplest means for making an informed product purchasing decision."

"Gridstore is excited to announce our new partnership with Citrix and their latest CloudPlatform," said Kelly Murphy, Founder and CTO, Gridstore, Inc. "Interoperability has become mandatory for today's datacenter, which is typically an amalgamation of physical and virtual servers, applications, and technologies from multiple vendors. As a member of the Citrix Ready program, we are able to offer our customers intelligent solutions that combine Gridstore 3 with CloudPlatform, demonstrating our commitment to work closely with trusted partners to deliver unparalleled solutions that help solve their virtualization challenges."

About Citrix Ready
The Citrix Ready program identifies verified products that are trusted to enhance Citrix cloud solutions for mobility, virtualization, networking and cloud platforms. The Citrix Ready designation is awarded to third-party partners that have successfully met test criteria set by Citrix, and gives customers an added confidence in the compatibility of the joint solutions offering. The Citrix Ready program leverages industry-leading alliances to meet a wide variety customer needs, and currently incorporates more than 25,000 product verifications and thousands of products that have been confirmed to work in a production environment by the Citrix customer community. Learn more at www.citrix.com/ready

About Gridstore
Gridstore™ is the leader in software-defined storage purpose built for virtualization that is designed to accelerate applications in virtualized environments. Using its patented Server-Side Virtual Controller™ Technology (SVCT) to eliminate the I/O blender effect and accelerate applications Gridstore delivers vmOptimized™ Storage that self-optimizes to each application or VM across both virtual and physical environments. Leveraging a grid architecture, Gridstore delivers the first end-to-end storage QoS to ensure the most important App or VM performance is never compromised. The storage grid, that uses Gridstore's performance optimized nodes or capacity optimized nodes, starts with as few as 3 nodes and then can grow one or more at a time to deliver a cost effective scale-as-you-grow solution. Headquartered in Mountain View, CA. its products and services are available through a global network of value-added resellers. For more information, please visit: http://www.gridstore.com

© 2014 Gridstore. All rights reserved. Gridstore, the Gridstore logo, AutoPilot, vmOptimized, Direct I/O, FlashGrid, Grid, GridControl, GridProtect, GridScale, GridSensor, Server-side Virtual Controller Technology (SVCT), Thin-Provisioned vLUNS, TrueQoS, vController, vPool, and vStore are registered trademarks or pending trademarks of Gridstore in the U.S. and other countries. Citrix®, CloudPlatform™ and CitrixReady® 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 are the property of their respective owners. Information regarding products, services and offerings may be superseded by subsequent documents and are subject to change without notice. For the latest information and specifications regarding Gridstore and any of its offerings or services, please visit www.gridstore.com.

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