LONGMONT, Colo., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dot Hill Systems Corp. (Nasdaq: HILL), a leading provider of Unified Virtual Storage and SAN storage solutions, today announced it has joined the Citrix Ready® program. Participating in the program, Dot Hill AssuredUVS™ has achieved full verification with Citrix XenServer®. AssuredUVS version 2.4 is the first member of Dot Hill's portfolio to achieve Citrix Ready verification.
Dot Hill AssuredUVS unified virtual storage appliances complement Citrix server virtualization solutions by paving the way for easier data migration and provisioning, creating a flexible, scalable system for managing diverse brands of storage and a platform for leveraging utility and cloud storage resources. Just as Citrix XenServer allows customers to gain greater leverage from server investments, the AssuredUVS thin provisioning management feature allows IT managers to provision more precisely as needs grow and manage storage growth more efficiently.
"Citrix has a significant installed base in Linux and Windows environments with its XenServer platform," said Jim Jonez, senior director of marketing, Dot Hill. "Citrix Ready AssuredUVS products assure organizations that they can confidently deploy our solutions in Citrix XenServer environments and reap the numerous benefits of unified virtual storage, including increased productivity and reduced labor and infrastructure costs."
"The compatibility between Dot Hill's AssuredUVS solutions and XenServer will allow our mutual customers to virtualize their entire infrastructure from servers to storage," said Sameer Dholakia, vice president, Datacenter and Cloud Division, Citrix. "By balancing workloads in virtual server environments, they can improve their storage performance and efficiency."
Dot Hill AssuredUVS – Solutions for Unified Virtual Storage
Dot Hill AssuredUVS solutions bring the benefits of storage virtualization to the SMB and SME markets, by combining the requisite software, servers and storage into a versatile appliance that can consolidate organizations' multi-vendor storage assets, improve storage efficiencies, simplify management and create more IT and business flexibility. Dot Hill's AssuredUVS solutions are dedicated appliances that consolidate and virtualize storage across storage protocols including Fibre Channel and iSCSI for block storage and NFS and CIFS protocols for NAS shares. AssuredUVS appliances also support mixed OS host environments, and mixed storage platforms to support multiple server applications. This enables organizations to manage combinations of block storage and file storage via a common set of data management features such as snapshots, thin provisioning, tiered provisioning, replication, synchronous mirroring, and data migration all from a single user interface.
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 www.citrix.com/citrixready. Reach Citrix ready using social media via the Citrix Ready blog site and Twitter.
About Dot Hill
Leveraging its proprietary Assured family of storage solutions, Dot Hill solves many of today's most challenging storage problems – helping IT to improve performance, increase availability, simplify operations, and reduce costs. Dot Hill's solutions combine breakthrough virtualization software with the industry's most flexible and extensive hardware platform and automated management to deliver best-in-class unified virtual storage and SAN solutions. Headquartered in Longmont, Colo., Dot Hill has offices and/or representatives in China, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
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Statements contained in this press release regarding matters that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. Because such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such statements include statements regarding: any improvement to Dot Hill's financial results due to its products receiving "Citrix Ready" status; the actual number of orders for product due to such status; the compatibility of Dot Hill products with Citrix products in any particular environment, and; the performance or benefits of any Dot Hill product in any particular environment. The risks that contribute to the uncertain nature of the forward-looking statements include, among other things: that competitors may launch similar products in the near future; changing customer preferences; unforeseen technological, intellectual property, personnel or engineering issues; and the additional risks set forth in the Forms 10-K and 10-Q most recently filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by Dot Hill. All forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date on which they were made. Dot Hill undertakes no obligation to update such statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made. Citrix and Dot Hill are independent entities, and Dot Hill takes no responsibility for any statements made by Citrix.
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