Sanbolic to Provide Fully Automated Disaster Recovery Solution for Citrix Desktop Virtualization Products

Sanbolic, Inc., a leading developer of software for shared storage and enhanced management of virtual and cloud-based solutions, has announced plans to offer a software-based Disaster Recovery (DR) solution for Citrix® desktop virtualization solutions. Using Sanbolic’s Melio 2010™ SAN software, which extends the benefits of virtualization to the storage layer, organizations can achieve scalability, high availability and disaster recovery for Citrix solutions such as Citrix XenDesktop® and Citrix XenApp™. Sanbolic is a Citrix Ready® partner. 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.

Leveraging highly scalable and highly available shared storage provided by Sanbolic’s advanced cluster file system Melio FS™, in conjunction with its application clustering software AppCluster™, XenDesktop virtual desktops and XenApp delivered applications can quickly and automatically fail over to a remote DR site during site-wide failures. In addition to minimizing system downtime, administrators are also able to maintain complete visibility and manageability of their virtual infrastructures during site failures, allowing administrators to manage servers, devices and OS images from a central console until the original site comes back online.

“Sanbolic’s AppCluster-DR is a fully-automated DR solution for Citrix desktop virtual solutions, ensuring there are no disruptions to user productivity when major outages occur,” says Sanbolic’s Director of Enterprise Solutions, Andrew Melmed. “Sanbolic has a long history of helping customers achieve the most value from Citrix products. Developing a cost-effective DR solution that provides an additional level of fault-tolerance for XenDesktop and XenApp was the next logical step to offering customers a greater return on their investments in Citrix technologies.”

“Disaster recovery is a key business benefit driving organizations to adopt virtual desktops. With solutions like Sanbolic’s software-based disaster recovery solution for Citrix XenDesktop, our mutual customers can be assured that their DR initiatives are well-executed and reliable,” said Jagdeep Sahni, senior director, product marketing, XenDesktop product group at Citrix.

Sanbolic AppCluster-DR is currently scheduled for availability in Q4 of 2010. For more information on Sanbolic’s products, please contact Sanbolic at

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Sanbolic, Inc. is a Citrix Ready Partner that provides software for managing virtual and cloud computing storage infrastructures using industry-standard SAN storage hardware.

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