PHD Virtual Technologies Meets the Need for Fully Integrated Data Protection with PHD Virtual Backup for Citrix XenServer

PHD Virtual announces Citrix Ready solution for virtual backup and recovery

PHD Virtual Technologies, pioneer and innovator in backup and recovery for virtual machines announced today the PHD Virtual Xpress Backup for Citrix XenServer. The new backup and recovery solution is purpose-built for the growing number of virtualized XenServer environments and is certified Citrix Ready. Customers will be able to get their first look at the product during the upcoming Citrix Synergy, Booth 600, San Francisco, May 12-14.

“We are pleased that Citrix has demonstrated their confidence in our ability to deliver high performance, cost-effective and reliable backup and recovery solutions for customers with large virtualized environments,” said Thomas Charlton, Chairman and CEO of PHD Virtual Technologies. “Our customers, formerly exclusive users of VMware, are embracing Citrix virtualization technologies such as XenServer and XenDesktop so it is necessary for PHD Virtual to respond with technology that meets the requirements of our heterogeneous customers.”

“This announcement is a great example of the momentum we are seeing with our server virtualization ecosystem partners,” said Lou Shipley, VP and GM, XenServer Product Group, Citrix Systems. “PHD recognizes the value of XenServer and rapidly developed an enterprise backup solution to meet the needs of the growing server virtualization market. We look forward to working with PHD and other virtualization management partners.”

PHD Virtual Backup for Citrix XenServer builds on the robust legacy of the award-winning esXpress 4.0. PHD Virtual’s products meet enterprise requirements for flexibility and scalability by using the virtual appliance itself to perform backups, in less time, more reliably, and at a lower cost. They are the only enterprise data protection solutions that operate independent of the hypervisor offering greater stability and more security. PHD Virtual also provides a collaborative path to integrate with all major physical backup solutions (including products from Data Domain, Quantum, Symantec, EMC, HP, IBM, etc.) for end-to-end data protection throughout the enterprise. Today, thousands of customers worldwide trust their mission critical data to PHD Virtual’s solutions.

Using PHD Virtual Backup for Citrix XenServer, customers will enjoy the benefits of:

  • The fastest and most cost effective backup that minimizes storage requirements
  • The most reliable solution for data integrity with source-side deduplication and enhanced self healing backups
  • And since PHD Virtual products will support both XenServer and XenDesktop®, customers can leverage the same solutions across their virtual environment.

PHD Virtual Backup for Citrix XenServer will be commercially available in September.