“We are pleased that Citrix has demonstrated their confidence in our ability to deliver high performance, cost-effective and reliable backup and recovery solutions for customers with large virtualized environments,”
Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) May 6, 2010
PHD Virtual Technologies, pioneer and innovator in backup and recovery for virtual machines announced today the PHD Virtual Backup for Citrix XenServer®. The new backup and recovery solution is purpose-built for the growing number of virtualized XenServer environments and is certified Citrix Ready®. Customers will be able to get their first look at the product during the upcoming Citrix Synergy™, Booth 600, San Francisco, May 12-14.
“We are pleased that Citrix has demonstrated their confidence in our ability to deliver high performance, cost-effective and reliable backup and recovery solutions for customers with large virtualized environments,” said Thomas Charlton, Chairman and CEO of PHD Virtual Technologies. “Our customers, formerly exclusive users of VMware, are embracing Citrix virtualization technologies such as XenServer and XenDesktop so it is necessary for PHD Virtual to respond with technology that meets the requirements of our heterogeneous customers.”
“This announcement is a great example of the momentum we are seeing with our server virtualization ecosystem partners,” said Lou Shipley, Group VP and GM, XenServer Product Group, Citrix Systems. “PHD recognizes the value of XenServer and rapidly developed an enterprise backup solution to meet the needs of the growing server virtualization market. We look forward to working with PHD and other virtualization management partners.”
PHD Virtual Backup for Citrix XenServer builds on the robust legacy of the award-winning esXpress 4.0. PHD Virtual’s products meet enterprise requirements for flexibility and scalability by using the virtual appliance itself to perform backups, in less time, more reliably, and at a lower cost. They are the only enterprise data protection solutions that operate independent of the hypervisor offering greater stability and more security. PHD Virtual also provides a collaborative path to integrate with all major physical backup solutions (including products from Data Domain, Quantum, Symantec, EMC, HP, IBM, etc.) for end-to-end data protection throughout the enterprise. Today, thousands of customers worldwide trust their mission critical data to PHD Virtual’s solutions.
Using PHD Virtual Backup for Citrix XenServer, customers will enjoy the benefits of
- The fastest and most cost effective backup that minimizes storage requirements
- The most reliable solution for data integrity with source-side deduplication and enhanced self healing backups
- And since PHD Virtual products will support both XenServer and XenDesktop®, customers can leverage the same solutions across their virtual environment.
PHD Virtual Backup for Citrix XenServer will be commercially available in September.
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 12,000 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 of alliances through implementation of new, innovative best practices. More information about the Citrix Ready program can be found at http://www.citrix.com/citrixready. Reach Citrix ready using social media via the Citrix Ready blog site and Twitter.
About PHD Virtual Technologies
Delivering the highest performance and most scalable cross platform backup solution on the market and pioneer of Virtual Backup Appliances (VBAs), PHD Virtual Technologies has been transforming data protection for virtual IT environments since 2006. Its award-winning data protection solution, esXpress, is used today by more than 2,000 enterprises worldwide to achieve unlimited scalability, high availability and cost effective backup and restore solutions for virtual machines. PHD Virtual also provides a suite of free virtualization utilities to assist with the administration and management of virtualized environments. For more information, please visit http://www.phdvirtual.com.
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