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SolidFire Is Now Verified for Citrix Ready VDI Capacity Program

Scale-Out Architecture Trusted to Address the Storage Quality-of-Service, Scale and Cost Challenges in Citrix XenDesktop VDI Environments

BOULDER, CO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/17/14 -- SolidFire, the leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center, today announced that its scale-out storage platform has been verified as part of the Citrix Ready® VDI Capacity Program Verified for Citrix XenDesktop®. With this announcement, customers can select SolidFire for their XenDesktop VDI deployment with the assurance their implementation will meet their current and future needs.

The Citrix Ready VDI Capacity program is designed specifically to address the storage needs of customers implementing VDI using XenDesktop. The program enables Citrix storage partners to test their solutions against a turnkey "VDI Capacity" test environment. Partners whose technology satisfies the test criteria are determined to be verified as part of the Citrix Ready VDI Capacity Program Verified for 750 users.

"SolidFire has successfully completed the testing requirements to join the Citrix Ready VDI Capacity program," said Greg Fox, director, Citrix Ready program at Citrix. "Through this program, we are working with our storage partners to help provide our joint customers with guidance in choosing storage solutions for their XenDesktop VDI deployments. By taking part in the program, SolidFire is simplifying the purchase selection process for their customers, while maintaining the highest quality user experience."

"With density of 1000 desktops per 1U, capital cost of less than $50 per desktop and the ability to dynamically adjust storage resources on the fly, SolidFire is effectively changing the economics of the storage infrastructure in large-scale VDI deployments without compromising user experience," said SolidFire's Director of Strategic Alliances, Dave Cahill. "This Citrix Ready verification further demonstrates our plans to work closely with trusted partners in order to provide the highest quality experience for our joint customers."

For more information on SolidFire's solution for Citrix XenDesktop, please see our Citrix XenDesktop Solution Page and download the Reference Architecture.

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 disk and basic all-flash storage systems.

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®, CloudPlatform™, 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 of 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 www.citrix.com/ready. Reach Citrix Ready using social media via the Citrix Ready blog site and Twitter.

Citrix®, Citrix Ready®, XenDesktop®, XenApp®, CloudPlatform™, XenServer® and NetScaler® 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.

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