Citrix Certifies XenServer for Intel Environments
Participation in Intel Enabled Server Acceleration Alliance (ESAA) Enables Citrix Partners to Deliver World-Class Virtualization Solutions based on Intel and Citrix Products
BOSTON - Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS), the global leader in application delivery infrastructure, today announced that it has certified its XenServer™ solutions for use in Intel-based environments as a member of the Intel® Enabled Server Acceleration Alliance (Intel® ESAA). A member of the Intel ESAA program since 2006, Citrix now enables the creation of pre-validated “recipes” that joint channel partners can use to deliver world-class virtualization solution stacks based on Intel® Server Products and Citrix® XenServer. As a result, resellers reduce the engineering effort needed to deliver world-class virtualization solution stacks while end-customers gain access to tightly integrated hardware and software and world-class support directly from Intel and Citrix.
“The relationship between Intel and Citrix has grown into a powerful collaboration,” said Ned Thanhouser, director, Intel ESAA program. “Intel ESAA solution recipes based on Citrix XenServer let resellers deliver advanced virtualization capabilities for businesses of all shapes and sizes and provide a significant opportunity for our channel.”
Intel ESAA is a collaborative program that streamlines technical certification and validation of reliable, high-quality server solutions to end-user customers. The certification allows Intel OEM and channel partners to quickly deliver pre-configured, Intel-based solutions to their customers. Solution builders are assured that Intel ESAA solutions consist of equipment and software from trusted technology providers, and end-user customers have confidence knowing they are purchasing a pre-tested and validated solution.
“With the increasing complexity of virtualization solution stacks, resellers and customers need pre-validation they can depend on,” said Frank Artale, vice president, business development, Citrix Systems. “Working together, Citrix and Intel can help build that level of confidence.”
About Intel Enabled Server Acceleration Alliance
When you choose a validated server solution available through the Intel Enabled Server Acceleration Alliance, you choose a solution that delivers the highest standards for quality and interoperability. Through this collaborative alliance, Intel Corporation has teamed with other industry leaders to provide you with server solutions that meet a range of business needs. Intel ESAA provides a process to streamline deployment and implementation so you can focus on growing your business. For more information on the Intel ESAA program, visit http://www.intel.com/go/esaa.
Intel, the world leader in silicon innovation, develops technologies, products and initiatives to continually advance how people work and live. Additional information about Intel is available at http://www.intel.com/pressroom.
Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) is the global leader and the most trusted name in Application Delivery Infrastructure. More than 215,000 organizations worldwide rely on Citrix to deliver any application to users anywhere with the best performance, highest security and lowest cost. Citrix customers include 100 percent of the Fortune 100 companies and 99 percent of the Fortune Global 500, as well as hundreds of thousands of small businesses and prosumers. Citrix has approximately 8,000 partners in more than 100 countries. Annual revenue in 2007 was $1.4 billion.
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