Starboard Storage Announces Verification as Citrix Ready Technology Partner

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Starboard Hybrid Storage Systems Recommended to Enhance Citrix XenServer; Delta Dental Uses Starboard Storage for Storage Consolidation - Starboard Storage Systems, a provider of unified hybrid storage systems for small-to-medium-size businesses, announced today that its AC Series flash-based arrays have been verified as Citrix Ready® for both NAS and SAN to ensure compatibility with Citrix XenServer®.

Starboard Stoarage Systems AC72 and AC72 45-Bay Expansion Shelf

AC72 and AC72 ES 45-Bay Expansion Shelf

Our customers now have a more sophisticated and cost-effective way to consolidate any type of data into a single, easy-to-manage system that will reduce the administrators’ work by more than 50 percent and allow for a more efficient future expansion.

Starboard Storage Systems, a provider of unified hybrid storage systems for small-to-medium-size businesses, announced today that its AC Series flash-based arrays have been verified as Citrix Ready® for both NAS and SAN to ensure compatibility with Citrix XenServer®. The Citrix Ready program helps customers identify third-party solutions that are recommended to enhance virtualization, networking and cloud computing solutions from Citrix. Customers such as Delta Dental are benefiting already from the joint solution and consolidating their current infrastructure while preparing for future growth.

With the Citrix Ready verification, the Starboard AC45 and AC72 arrays have successfully passed a series of tests established by Citrix and can be trusted to work effectively with XenServer, showing the compatibility of both companies’ solutions in customers’ environments.

“We needed a solution that could give us the same performance and availability, without the ongoing management headaches,” said Scott Threlkeld, director of IT at Delta Dental. “As we considered the storage options available for our Citrix environment, we found many had a steep learning curve or included costly software licensing. Then we found Starboard’s hybrid storage system. When we compared it to the others based on cost and functionality, Starboard was clearly the best choice.”

“The Starboard hybrid storage technology addresses many of the challenges that we see today in both file- and block-based environments,” said Randy Miller, president of Global Document Storage Systems (GDS2), an IT reseller. “Our customers now have a more sophisticated and cost-effective way to consolidate any type of data into a single, easy-to-manage system that will reduce the administrators’ work by more than 50 percent and allow for a more efficient future expansion.”

“As a member of the Citrix Ready program, customers can deploy our hybrid storage solutions with confidence and transform the performance and efficiency of their XenServer environments,” said Lee Johns, vice president of product management at Starboard Storage. “We are committed to working closely with our technology partners to provide the best customer experience and offer our channel partners new revenue opportunities with proven storage systems that leverage the latest flash technologies in the most cost-effective ways.”

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 XenDesktop®, XenApp®, 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 over partners who have demonstrated more than 22,000 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 http://www.citrixready.com/exchange. Reach Citrix ready using social media via the Citrix Ready blog site and Twitter.

About Starboard Storage Systems
Starboard Storage delivers solid-state-storage performance at the price of spinning disk, combining NAS and SAN functionality into a single unified hybrid storage system. The high-performance flash-based system speeds up application data automatically and delivers mixed workloads of unstructured, structured and virtualized data to right storage tiers. For more information, please visit http://www.starboardstorage.com, check out http://www.facebook.com/starboardstorage or follow Starboard Storage on Twitter: http://twitter.com/starboardstor.

Citrix®, CitrixReady® and XenServer®, XenDesktop®, XenApp® and NetScaler® are registered 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 and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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