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Compellent Enables Fluid Data Management For The Cloud With Citrix Ready Certification For XenServer

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Compellent is expanding its Citrix Ready certification to include XenServer 5.6, which features the latest version of Citrix StorageLink. The certification enables deep integration of Citrix and Microsoft server virtualisation environments with Compellent virtualised storage and disaster recovery systems. Compellent's Fluid Data architecture allows end users to leverage automated cloud technologies and centralised, multi-server management of Citrix XenServer and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V environments.

"Compellent's Fluid Data architecture is a perfect complement for enterprises looking to extend the cloud computing capabilities of their data centers. Compellent's integration with Citrix StorageLink makes virtual infrastructures more efficient and easier to manage with next generation storage capabilities such as space efficient thin provisioning and continuous snapshots."

Through the Compellent Storage Adapter for Citrix StorageLink, users can:
    * Fully provision storage volumes for Microsoft Hyper-V and Citrix XenServer virtual machines using thin provisioning, which provides the highest storage utilisation possible by eliminating allocated but unused capacity.
    * Rapidly create, map and recover virtual machines leveraging Compellent space-efficient server mapping and snapshot capabilities.
    * Support seamless XenServer or Hyper-V virtual machine migration with either Fibre Channel or iSCSI connectivity to Compellent virtualised storage.

    * The new Citrix StorageLink Site Recovery dramatically simplifies the setup and configuration of disaster recovery protection of Microsoft Hyper-V workloads through integration with Compellent's continuous snapshots and thin replication technologies.
    * Compellent demonstrated its Site Recovery capability for Citrix StorageLink at its booth during Citrix Synergy in San Francisco, May 12-14, 2010.
    * Compellent Storage Center Storage Adapter is certified and listed on Citrix StorageLink hardware compatibility list at http://hcl.xensource.com/SLG-HCLHome.aspx.

Compellent Storage Adapter is included at no cost with Citrix StorageLink 2.2 or greater, expected from Citrix by June 2010.