Data Robotics DroboElite Is Verified as Citrix Ready DroboElite Networked Storage Solution Is Trusted to Enhance Citrix Virtualization Solutions

Data Robotics, Inc. (“Drobo”), the company that delivers the best storage experience ever, today announced that its flagship DroboElite™ has 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. DroboElite completed a rigorous verification process to ensure compatibility with Citrix® XenServer®, providing confidence in joint solution compatibility.

The award-winning DroboElite, based on Data Robotics’ patented BeyondRAID™ technology, is a networked storage solution that automates many enterprise storage functions in an easy-to-manage and very affordable solution, starting at less than $3,500.

“Our customers always strive for easy-to-use and affordable storage, so we are pleased to have Data Robotics join us in the Citrix Ready program,” said John Fanelli, Vice President of Solutions and Community Marketing at Citrix Systems, Inc. “By taking part in our program, Data Robotics has made a commitment to deliver the highest quality user experience for DroboElite customers when used in virtualized XenServer environments.”

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 DroboElite has successfully passed a series of tests established by Citrix, and can be trusted to work effectively with XenServer to greatly simplify deployment of storage in virtualized XenServer environments at small and medium businesses.

“This is a great endorsement for the business value of Drobo solutions,” stated AJ Jennings, Senior Vice President of Business Development at Data Robotics. “We’re very proud to have a solution associated with a market leader and innovator like Citrix.”

About Data Robotics

Data Robotics, Inc., the company that delivers the best storage experience ever, develops the award-winning Drobo family of automated storage products that are designed to ensure data is always protected, accessible and simple to manage. Based on the patented and proven BeyondRAID technology, Drobo provides an unprecedented combination of advanced data protection features and ease-of-use. For more information, visit Data Robotics at

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 of 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 : . Reach Citrix ready using social media via the Citrix Ready blog site : and Twitter : .

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