Tegile Systems Announces Certification as Citrix Ready Technology Partner

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Tegile Systems is Certified as Citrix Ready Technology Partner

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"Tegile Systems has enabled its customers to obtain the highest quality user experience available today," said Ranjit Castelino, director, Citrix Ready at Citrix

Tegile Systems, a pioneer in primary storage de-duplication in virtualized server and desktop environments, today announced that its storage arrays 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 computing solutions from Citrix Systems, Inc. Tegile Systems completed a rigorous verification process to ensure compatibility with Citrix products, providing confidence in joint solution compatibility.

Customers can be confident that Tegile Systems has successfully passed a series of tests established by Citrix, and can be trusted to work effectively with Citrix products in order to strengthen its focus on virtualization applications. The achievement of the Citrix Ready Technology Partner status and of the Citrix Ready product certification means that Citrix will now showcase and recommend Tegile Systems solutions to its customers as part of its Citrix Application Delivery Infrastructure. It is also proof that Tegile and its technology fully meet a range of demanding criteria, joining a group of vendors that includes Hitachi Data Systems, Huawei Symantec, IBM and Toshiba.

“We are pleased to have Tegile Systems join us in the Citrix Ready program,” said Ranjit Castelino, Director of Citrix Ready at Citrix. “Citrix Ready makes it easier for organisations to select the most suitable virtualization infrastructure products for their specific needs. By taking part in our program, Tegile Systems has enabled its customers to obtain the highest quality user experience available today, and the simplest means for making an informed product purchasing selection.”

“While planning our server virtualisation implementation, it became clear that we should include desktop virtualisation as well,” said Ben Croxton, IT director, Global Directories, the parent company of U.S.-Yellow Pages. “Storage systems from incumbent vendors didn’t have the performance we’d need over time as we grew. Of the several new hybrid arrays we looked at, Tegile certainly had the most powerful platform, the richest feature set and their entire team has been a pleasure to work with.”

“Tegile is growing rapidly and joining the Citrix Ready Program is a key element of our business strategy because it gives our customers and prospects the confidence that our products and technology complement their Citrix investments,” said Rob Commins, VP of marketing at Tegile Systems. “This certification will help us and our channel partners generate new revenue opportunities, improve customer satisfaction and increase exposure in the marketplace.”

About the Citrix Ready program
The Citrix Ready programme 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 certification criteria set by Citrix, and gives customers an added confidence in the compatibility of the joint solution offering. The Citrix Ready programme 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 18,000 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 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.

#Citrix®, Citrix Ready®, Citrix® XenDesktop®, XenApp®, XenServer®, NetScaler® and GoToMeeting® are 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.

About Tegile Systems
Tegile Systems is pioneering a new generation of enterprise storage arrays that balance performance, capacity, features and price for virtualization, file services and database applications. Tegile’s Zebi line of hybrid storage arrays is significantly faster than all hard disk-based arrays and significantly less expensive than all solid-state disk-based arrays. Featuring both NAS and SAN connectivity, they are easy-to-use, fully redundant, and highly scalable. Additionally, they come complete with built-in auto-snapshot, auto-replication, near-instant recovery, onsite or offsite failover, and virtualisation management features. Tegile’s patent-pending MASS technology accelerates the Zebi’s performance and enables on-the-fly de-duplication and compression of data so each Zebi has a usable capacity far greater than its raw capacity. Additional information is available at http://www.tegile.com. Follow Tegile on Twitter: @tegile.

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