FOSTER CITY, CA., October 21, 2013 —Cloudian, the market-leading cloud storage software company, today announced that its Cloudian® Connector for Citrix CloudPortal™ Business Manager 2.1 has been verified as Citrix Ready®. The Citrix Ready program helps customers identify third-party solutions that are recommended to enhance virtualization, networking and cloud computing solutions from Citrix Systems, Inc. The new Cloudian Connector completed a rigorous verification process to ensure full compatibility with the newly announced Citrix CloudPortal Business Manager 2.1.
The Citrix Ready program makes it easy for customers to identify complementary products and solutions that can enhance Citrix environments. Customers can be confident that the Cloudian Connector has successfully passed a series of tests established by Citrix, and can be trusted to work effectively with Citrix CloudPortal Business Manager 2.1 in order to offer a turnkey on-premise cloud storage solution that gives enterprises a small start option with full S3 compatibility.
“Cloudian is making cloud storage services affordable, effective and easy. Combined with Citrix CloudPortal Business Manager, customers can take advantage of a turnkey solution for deploying and managing on-premise cloud storage,” said Greg Fox, director, Citrix Ready Program, Citrix. “Cloudian is a perfect example of how Citrix is working with cloud partners to build offerings that are innovating computing across the enterprise and service provider markets. The Cloudian Connector for Citrix CloudPortal Business Manager is powerful and easy to deploy, has limitless scale, and is fully integrated with our cloud solutions.”
Key features of the Cloudian Connector for CloudPortal Business Manager include:
Storage Service Catalog: Users can create a customized catalog of storage offerings that can be delivered to selected user types, organizations, and channels. Authorized users can then provision and consume storage on-demand.
Flexible Pricing Schemes: Users can associate subscription pricing with storage services based on regions, channels, currencies, organization, storage capacity, etc.
Self-Service Provisioning: Users can browse and provision storage services on-demand from the services catalog using a simple, intuitive self-service portal. Services are provisioned automatically without any intervention from IT or the cloud operator.
Usage & Bill Tracking: Users can access usage, billing and payment information on-demand using a self-service dashboard.
“As a member of the Citrix Ready program, we are able to offer IT professionals the power of running on premise any of the hundreds of existing S3 applications in an easy to deploy cloud storage software solution,” said Michael Tso, co-founder and CEO, Cloudian. “Our Cloudian Connector for Citrix CloudPortal Business Manager clearly demonstrates our continued commitment to work closely with trusted partners to provide the highest quality experience for our customers. Together with Citrix, we can fully harness the power of the cloud and bring enterprises scalable, powerful turnkey on-premise cloud storage solutions.”
About Citrix Ready
The Citrix Ready program identifies verified solutions that are trusted to enhance virtualization, networking and cloud computing solutions from Citrix, including XenDesktop®, XenApp®, Cloud Portal™, XenServer®, NetScaler®. 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 customer needs, and currently incorporates over partners who have demonstrated more than 25,000 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. More information about the Citrix Ready program can be found at www.citrix.com/ready. Reach Citrix Ready using social media via the Citrix Ready blog site and Twitter.
Cloudian, Inc. is a Foster City, Calif. based software company specializing in cloud storage software. Cloudian® is a fully S3-compatible distributed object storage platform that enables enterprise and service providers to build reliable, affordable and scalable cloud storage solutions on premise. Cloudian is actively partnering with leading cloud computing environments including Citrix Cloud Platform, Apache CloudStack, and OpenStack, cloud on-ramp providers, and the vast ecosystem of tools and applications that is afforded through full S3 compatibility. Cloudian’s customers include Vodafone, Nextel, NTT, Nifty, and Lunacloud. The company has additional offices in China and Japan. For more information or to try Cloudian today, please visit www.cloudian.com.
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