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June 09, 2009 08:00 ET

Vyatta Aligns With Citrix to Accelerate Cloud Enablement

Strategic Alliance Delivers Open Network Virtualization Flexibility and Economics to Citrix Cloud Center Environments

BELMONT, CA--(Marketwire - June 9, 2009) - Vyatta, the leader in open networking and network virtualization, today announced it has joined the Citrix Ready™ product verification program to create solutions for customers deploying cloud computing infrastructure. The two companies have verified product compatibility between Vyatta's open networking solutions and the Citrix Cloud Center™ (C3) product family to make it as easy as possible for service providers and enterprises to use Vyatta with Citrix products such as XenDesktop™, XenApp™, XenServer™ and NetScaler®. Citrix (NASDAQ: CTXS) was also the lead investor in Vyatta's Series C funding, announced today in a separate release (http://www.vyatta.com/about/press_releases.php?id=61).

Citrix Cloud Center (C3) is an integrated portfolio of Citrix virtualization and networking infrastructure products packaged and marketed to the cloud service provider market. Citrix C3 integrates cloud-proven virtualization and networking products that power many of today's largest Internet and Web service providers. This unique combination lets next-generation cloud providers take advantage of the most widely-adopted virtual infrastructure platform for hosted cloud services, as well as the most proven infrastructure to deliver those services reliably and securely to both cloud consumers and enterprise datacenters.

Citrix has now included Vyatta's open network operating system in multiple Citrix C3 "blueprints" to provide network and security functions to a range of usage scenarios. Using Vyatta's routing, firewalling, VPN, and other features along with Citrix C3 products, customers can better connect and secure these environments. The Citrix C3 Lab blueprints can be found at http://community.citrix.com/C3Lab.

"Vyatta's solution is very complementary to the Citrix Cloud Center product family," said John Fanelli, vice president, solutions and community marketing at Citrix Systems. "Together, our goal is to provide customers with tightly integrated virtual infrastructure solutions that deliver cost savings and greater efficiency in enterprise and data center environments. Vyatta delivers a unique piece of the cloud puzzle by delivering open, scalable routing and security that is not tied to proprietary hardware."

"Vyatta and Citrix share a common vision of the value of virtualization and cloud computing to reduce costs and complexity. Today, Vyatta is the only networking and security solution that plays equally well in both virtualized and physical environments, bringing cost savings and management benefits that are unmatched by other networking vendors," said Kelly Herrell, CEO of Vyatta. "Our partnership with Citrix validates our position as the only networking vendor for customers that are leveraging virtualization solutions and cloud services."

Vyatta runs on standard x86 hardware and can be virtualized with modern hypervisors, including the Citrix XenServer virtualization platform. Vyatta delivers a full set of networking features that allow customers to connect, protect, virtualize, and optimize their networks, improving performance, reducing costs, and increasing manageability and flexibility over proprietary networking solutions. Vyatta has been deployed by hundreds of customers world-wide in both virtual and non-virtual environments.

About the Citrix Ready Program

The Citrix Ready program identifies recommended solutions that are trusted to enhance the Citrix Delivery Center™ infrastructure. All products featured in Citrix Ready have completed verification testing, thereby providing confidence in joint solution compatibility. Leveraging its industry-leading alliances and partner ecosystem, Citrix Ready showcases select trusted solutions designed to meet various customer needs. Through the online catalog and Citrix Ready branding program, customers can easily find and build a trusted infrastructure. Citrix Ready not only demonstrates current mutual product compatibility, but through continued industry relationships, also ensures future interoperability. Learn more at www.citrixready.com.

About Vyatta

Vyatta builds commercially supported, open-source networking solutions that provide an alternative to over-priced, inflexible products from proprietary vendors. Our customers are smarter, better looking, and drive much nicer cars than purchasers of big-name products. Vyatta customers know that Vyatta's Linux-based router, firewall and VPN software gives them a level of control unavailable from proprietary solutions. Vyatta customers are thought leaders who recognize the benefits of flexible deployment options -- x86 hardware, blade servers, virtualization -- of freedom to integrate applications of their choice, and of the economic and performance advantages of commodity hardware and components. For more info, visit http://www.vyatta.com.

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