Today in a press release and announced at Citrix Synergy in Barcelona Citrix and NetApp announced an extension of their current collaboration aimed at accelerating the adoption of enterprise cloud deployments. Together, Citrix and NetApp will provide a fully integrated cloud orchestration and storage solution that will address storage automation, resource allocation, and virtual machine backup and recovery.
From the Press Release Key Highlights of the announcement include:
These integrations between Citrix and NetApp technology will focus on the following capabilities:
- NetApp OnCommand® Unified Manager. Support in Citrix CloudPlatform and Apache CloudStack will automate the provisioning and administration of storage service offerings within the product’s self-service portal, increasing agility while decreasing service deployment times based on policy-based resource allocation.
- NetApp virtual storage console (VSC) for Citrix XenServer®. NetApp plug-in for XenCenter empowers Citrix administrators to provision, deduplicate, resize, and delete storage repositories on NetApp storage. In VDI deployments, NetApp VSC for Citrix XenServer allows for cloning tens of thousands of VMs almost instantaneously with NetApp FlexClone® technology.
Check out the Citrix Press Release for full details.