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Nimbus Flash Memory Systems Attain Citrix Ready Certification

Enabling the Most Scalable and Cost-effective Flash Memory Storage Infrastructure for Citrix XenDesktop and XenServer

South San Francisco, CA, April 16, 2012 – Nimbus Data Systems, Inc., the leader in Sustainable Storage®, today announced that all Nimbus flash memory systems, including the performance-leading S-Class and the ultra-scalable E-Class, are now Citrix Ready® certified. As the first high-availability and multiprotocol solid state systems to earn this designation, Nimbus S-Class and E-Class systems enable enterprise-wide virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) with unmatched performance, superior reliability, and dramatically lower power, rack space, and administration costs.

While research firm IDC expects over 45 million VDI desktops to be deployed by 2014, VDI adoption has been hampered by storage performance and cost challenges. According to The Evaluator Group, one of the leading research firms covering desktop virtualization, nearly 50% of organizations deploying VDI face significant storage cost and performance challenges.

“Delivering the necessary IOps for a successful VDI deployment using disk arrays would require a significant number of spindles, increasing acquisition and operating costs,” stated Russ Fellows, Senior Partner at The Evaluator Group. “Nimbus all-flash storage systems deliver very high IO performance in a small footprint, improving scalability while significantly reducing operating costs. This translates into a lower storage cost per virtual desktop, an essential goal in maximizing ROI.”

Nimbus’ flash memory storage systems benefit users by:

“Reducing the storage cost and improving performance of VDI deployments are essential to the end-user experience and, ultimately, VDI adoption,” stated Thomas Isakovich, CEO of Nimbus. “The Citrix Ready recognition is further validation of Nimbus’ innovation, having delivered the most scalable, highest performance, and most fault-tolerant unified flash memory systems in the market today.”

To learn more about Nimbus’ Citrix Ready products, visit

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. 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

About Nimbus Data Systems

Nimbus develops award-winning Sustainable Storage® systems, the most intelligent and efficient solid state storage platform engineered for server and desktop virtualization, databases, HPC, and next-generation cloud infrastructure. Combining low-latency flash memory hardware, comprehensive data management software, on-demand capacity scalability, and multiprotocol storage capabilities, Nimbus systems deliver up to 10x greater performance and 80% lower operating costs than conventional disk-based primary storage arrays, all at a comparable acquisition cost. Nimbus solutions are installed worldwide at the most demanding data-intensive corporations and government agencies. For more information, visit or follow Nimbus at