Nexenta Open Source-driven Software Defined Storage Portfolio Are Verified as Citrix Ready; Enabling Successful Cloud Deployments via Data Center and Desktop Virtualization

NexentaConnect for Citrix XenDesktop and NexentaStor are Trusted to Enhance Citrix Networking, Virtualization and Cloud Infrastructure Solutions


SANTA CLARA, CA – May 12, 2015Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS), today announced that its NexentaConnect for Citrix XenDesktop® and NexentaStor have been verified as Citrix Ready®. The Citrix Ready program helps customers identify third-party solutions that are recommended to enhance virtualization, networking and cloud infrastructure from Citrix.  NexentaConnect for Citrix XenDesktop and NexentaStor completed a rigorous verification process to ensure compatibility with Citrix XenDesktop providing confidence in joint solution compatibility. 


The Citrix Ready program makes it easy for customers to identify complementary products and solutions that can enhance Citrix environments. Customers can be confident that NexentaConnect for Citrix XenDesktop and NexentaStor have successfully passed a series of tests established by Citrix, and can be trusted to work effectively with Citrix XenDesktop in order to provide storage and acceleration of storage for VDI infrastructures. Demos and information about NexentaConnect for Citrix XenDesktop and NexentaStor can easily be found in the Citrix Ready xChange Marketplace, an online catalogue of over 20,000 partner offerings verified to work with Citrix products.


The NexentaConnect for Citrix XenDesktop solution utilizes NexentaStor to aid in delivering greater density at a much lower price point by reducing the cost per desktop and the amount of storage required for a Citrix XenDesktop deployment. The solution also provides real-time visibility and management of individual virtual desktops using storage resources. With NexentaConnect for Citrix XenDesktop, virtual desktop administrators have the ability to integrate storage and desktop management for Citrix XenDesktop Machine Creation Services (MCS) without purchasing complex and expensive hardware extras.


Other features of NexentaConnect for Citrix XenDesktop include:

  • Reduces existing SAN workload by 60-80% depending on workload via I/O offload. 
  • Optimize persistent and stateless desktop on any SAN
  • Optimize stateless desktops on shared nothing
  • Simple to deploy and operate through an intuitive GUI
  • Support for Citrix XenDesktop 7.6 on VMware ESX 5.x


“We are pleased to have Nexenta a part of the Citrix Ready program,” said Sid Rabindran, director, Citrix Ready program, Citrix. “Citrix Ready makes it easier for customers to select the most suitable virtualization infrastructure products for their specific needs.  By taking part in our program, Nexenta has enabled its customers to obtain the highest quality user experience available today, and the simplest means for making an informed product purchasing selection.”


"We are thrilled to be able to provide Citrix customers with an acceleration and analytics tool based on open source technologies without any dependence on proprietary software systems," says Michael Letschin, Field CTO at Nexenta. "This software-only solution allows for customers to use a Citrix Ready solution on existing SAN storage as an accelerator or manage the storage hardware themselves to develop a fast shared-nothing architecture."


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Further resources:

NexentaConnect for Citrix XenDesktop Press Release

NexentaConnect for Citrix XenDesktop Datasheet

NexentaStor Datasheet


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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™, XenServer®, 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 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  Reach Citrix Ready using social media via the Citrix Ready blog site and Twitter.


About Nexenta

Nexenta is the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS) with 6,000+ customers, 1,000+ partners, 30+ patents, and more than 1,000 petabytes of storage under management. Nexenta uniquely integrates software-only “Open Source” collaboration with commodity hardware-centric “Software-Defined Storage” innovation. Nexenta OpenSDS solutions are 100% software-based; and 100% hardware-, protocol-, and app-agnostic providing organizations with Total Freedom protecting them against punitive vendor lock-in. Nexenta provides organizations with the "true" benefits of Software-Defined Everything-centric Cloud Computing – from data centers to end users; from the infrastructure to apps. Nexenta OpenSDS enables everyday apps from rich media-driven Social Living to Mobility; from the Internet of Things to Big Data; from OpenStack and CloudStack to Do-It-Yourself Cloud deployments – for all types of Clouds – Private, Public, and Hybrid. Founded around an "Open Source” platform and industry-disrupting vision, Nexenta delivers its award- and patent-winning software-only unified storage management solutions with a global partner network, including Cisco, Citrix, Dell, HP, Quanta, SanDisk, Seagate, Supermicro, VMware, Western Digital, Wipro, and many others. 


For more information, visit, www.nexenta.comTwitterFacebookLinkedIn and YouTube. Also, download the newly published Nexenta Special Edition Software Defined Data Centers (SDDC) for Dummies eBook.



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