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SolidFire Extends VDI Market Reach

SolidFire's All-Flash Storage System Is Verified to Enhance Citrix XenDesktop

SolidFire's products have been verified as Citrix Ready® for Citrix XenDesktop®. This verification with the industry-leading solution for virtual desktop delivery ensures customers that SolidFire has successfully passed a series of tests established by Citrix, and can be trusted to work effectively with XenDesktop in order to keep pace with the unpredictable storage demands of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environments.

The Citrix Ready program makes it easy for customers to identify complementary products and solutions that can enhance Citrix environments. SolidFire completed a rigorous verification process to ensure compatibility with XenDesktop, providing confidence in joint solution compatibility.

SolidFire's scale-out block storage system, with granular Quality of Service controls, is uniquely suited to harness the mixed and unpredictable workload profiles that exist in virtual desktop environments. SolidFire's ability to guarantee storage performance, dynamically adjust storage resources on the fly without hardware reconfiguration, and its linear and non-disruptive scale translate to significant user experience and infrastructure cost benefits throughout the lifecycle of a XenDesktop deployment.

"As a member of the Citrix Ready program, we offer innovative solutions that combine SolidFire with XenDesktop to drastically improve the economics of the storage infrastructure needed to ensure a successful VDI buildout from start to scale," said Dave Cahill, Director of Strategic Alliances, SolidFire. "This verification clearly demonstrates our intent to provide the highest quality storage experience for our customers' virtual desktop infrastructure."

For more information about the benefits of using SolidFire in your XenDesktop environment please see our XenDesktop Solution page, where you can find additional resources, including:

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®, Cloud Portal™, 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 eco-system to meet a wide variety customer needs, and currently incorporates over 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. More information about the Citrix Ready program can be found at www.citrix.com/ready. Reach Citrix Ready using social media via the Citrix Ready blog site and Twitter.

About SolidFire
SolidFire is the market leader in all-flash storage systems built for the next generation data center. Leveraging SolidFire's all-flash architecture, with volume-level Quality of Service (QoS) controls, customers now can guarantee storage performance to thousands of applications within a shared infrastructure. Coupling this functionality with in-line data reduction techniques and system-wide automation results in substantial capital and operating cost savings relative to traditional storage systems.

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