GreenBytes GB-X Series Storage Appliances Achieve Citrix Ready Certification

GreenBytes® Inc., a developer of next generation high-performance, energy-efficient data storage solutions, today announced that the company’s GB-X Series of inline deduplication storage appliances have been certified 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. The GreenBytes GB-X storage appliances completed a rigorous verification process to ensure compatibility with Citrix StorageLink™.

GreenBytes’ GB-X Series is an ideal fit for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) storage, enabling users to take full control of their GreenBytes array using the integrated Citrix StorageLink technology. Users can rapidly deploy VDIs with a 90% or more reduction in storage requirements versus non-intelligent arrays, and scale to thousands of concurrent users with the only iSCSI array to combine inline deduplication and multi-tier, highly scalable IOPS caches. Feature highlights include:

-- Capacity Optimization: Array based instant clones with inline
deduplication and real-time compression

-- SSD Based IOPS Acceleration: Scalable IOPS cache based on enterprise
class SSD drives

-- High-Performance Architecture: Multi-core SAS2 10GbE iSCSI

The GreenBytes/Citrix StorageLink solution allows for accelerated time to provision and activate virtual machines (VMs) and VDIs. What has traditionally taken hours can now be accomplished in a few minutes with the StorageLink management interface. Additionally, the GB-X Series can make many VDI instances in a fraction of the time it takes to manually create storage LUNs. Array based cloning and inline deduplication allows the GreenBytes/Citrix solution to create a large number of VM instances with data storage reduction of 90% or more.

With GreenBytes’ SSD-accelerated architecture, VDIs stored on GreenBytes GB-X Series appliances are highly responsive. Unlike traditional ‘spindle-count = performance’ storage architectures, the GB-X SSD cache acceleration will sustain IOPS to withstand boot-storm stresses with minimal footprint of conventional magnetic disk drives. The synergy between Citrix and GreenBytes combines ease of administration with minimal storage footprint and the IOPS of ten or more ordinary arrays.

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

Customers can be confident that the GreenBytes GB-X Series storage appliances have successfully passed a series of tests established by Citrix and can be trusted to work effectively with StorageLink.

“With GreenBytes’ verification as Citrix Ready, this dramatically increases our visibility to Citrix customers and channels, clearly demonstrating our commitment to providing solutions that add value to Citrix products,” said Bob Petrocelli, chief executive officer of GreenBytes. “Integrated with StorageLink, GreenBytes’ unique combination of inline deduplication and high I/O performance marks a significant leap forward in storage technology for VDI environments.”

In related company news, GreenBytes is currently participating in the Citrix Ready StorageLink™ Challenge, a competition where Citrix storage vendor partners can demonstrate their product capabilities and integration with StorageLink in a short video. GreenBytes’ video submission, ‘When a Boot Storm Strikes,’ can be viewed at the Citrix Ready StorageLink™ Challenge website.

About GreenBytes, Inc.

GreenBytes, Inc. is a provider of high-performance, energy-efficient inline deduplication storage appliances. The company’s GB-X Series storage appliances combine highly innovative software technology with a world-class server platform to address the storage and energy efficiency crises facing today’s IT operations. GreenBytes’ high-performance inline deduplicating storage appliances incorporate energy-efficient technologies and the industry’s highest levels of scalability and reliability in an easy-to-use, cost-effective package, designed to bring the benefits of data deduplication to the broader storage market. GreenBytes was founded in 2007 and is based in Ashaway, Rhode Island. For more information, visit:

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