Citrix and NetApp Collaborate on Secure File Sharing and On-Premise Storage Solution for Enterprises

  Citrix and NetApp Collaborate on Secure File Sharing and On-Premise Storage
  Solution for Enterprises

Joint Solution Simplifies Data Sharing and Storage for On-Premise, Virtual and
                              Cloud Environments

Business Wire

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- November 07, 2012

Citrix today announced that it is partnering with NetApp to help enterprises
simplify and accelerate on-premise, large-scale data sharing and storage
deployments. In response to strong market demand, the companies intend to
deliver a solution optimized for Citrix ShareFile™ with StorageZones and
leverage their joint partner communities to bring it to market.

Organizations are seeking a secure alternative to consumer file sharing
services that will give them full control over enterprise data. Many also face
data sovereignty and compliance requirements that vary by country. At the same
time, mobile workers need access to their data from any device, anywhere and
at any time to maximize productivity.

Introducing NetApp Storage for Citrix ShareFile with StorageZones

Citrix ShareFile is an enterprise follow-me data solution that allows users to
sync and share data from any device. ShareFile with StorageZones allows IT to
manage corporate data on-premise, or in Citrix-managed secure cloud storage
options or a mix of both. Citrix ShareFile customers now have access to FAS
and V-Series storage systems running clustered Data ONTAP®. This allows
customers who are storing their data on-premise to tap NetApp® Data ONTAP
software to access data, scale performance and capacity, reduce datacenter
footprint and manage costs tightly.

A Secure, Efficient and Scalable Data Sharing Solution for Enterprises

Optimized to work together, StorageZones with Data ONTAP offers a secure,
efficient and scalable solution for anytime access to data. The technologies
provide a powerful platform that provides easy file access and synchronization
while meeting security requirements. StorageZones and Data ONTAP together
offer the following benefits and features:

Control and protect enterprise data

  *Keep data on-premise to help meet compliance and data sovereignty
    requirements
  *Employ robust device security policies, including remote wipe and poison
    pill
  *Generate custom audit logs by tracking and logging user activity
  *Backup/recovery based on Snapshot™ technology

Optimize performance and availability

  *Speed data access by keeping data close to users with customer-managed
    StorageZones
  *Maintain accessibility to data

Achieve efficiency and scale

  *Start small and grow storage performance or capacity
  *Use fewer disk drives, less power and less datacenter space with NetApp
    storage efficiency
  *Store all of your data for Citrix ShareFile, XenDesktop® and XenApp® on a
    unified architecture

For more information on today's announcement, visit:
http://www.citrix.com/featured-partners/netapp/sharefile-enterprise.html

Quotes

Tim Haynes, Director of Information Technology, Best Best & Krieger, LLP

“Data is our business because we use information to provide effective, timely
and service-oriented solutions to complex legal issues facing public agencies,
businesses, and individuals. Our firm focuses on virtually all areas of law in
nine offices across California and Washington D.C., and we continue to grow in
key practices and geographies. To address these growth and client business
needs, we needed a 'one-box' IT solution to lower overall system costs,
streamline system management and reduce the overall complexity of our
environment. To put it simply, we need to focus on law and our clients, not IT
management or how to access our data.”

Matt General, CTO, Entisys Solutions

“Together with NetApp and Citrix, we share a vision for storing and delivering
secure data for the mobile enterprise today. We are working together to
provide our customers enterprise-ready, validated solutions to help them
simplify and accelerate large-scale data sharing to remain productive anywhere
at anytime.”

Jesse Lipson, VP and GM, Data Sharing, Citrix

“Citrix believes that enterprises should be able to store their data wherever
it best meets their requirements for security, compliance, performance and
cost. Our recent release of StorageZones empowers them to choose where their
ShareFile data is stored – on-premise, or in the cloud or a mix of both.
StorageZone Connectors allow enterprises to leverage data in existing network
shares and make it accessible for secure mobile access by employees.
Partnering with NetApp accelerates this strategy and makes it even easier for
enterprises to deploy ShareFile with StorageZones.”

Patrick Rogers, VP, Solutions and Integrations, NetApp

“Our mutual enterprise customers want to confidently access and share data
regardless of location. With today’s announcement, organizations can reap the
benefit of mobility and collaboration while also having enterprise security
and control over their data. NetApp looks forward to working with Citrix on
technologies that accelerate the transition to a mobile and secure
enterprise.”

Related Links

  *Video: Introduction to ShareFile Enterprise
  *Expert blog: Simplify Data Sharing and Storage with Citrix ShareFile and
    NetApp
  *Expert blog: Citrix and NetApp helping customer success with BYOD
  *Solution brief: NetApp Storage Solution for Citrix ShareFile Enterprise
  *Announcement: Citrix Amplifies Enterprise “Follow-me Data” Strategy with
    New ShareFile Innovations

Follow Us Online

  *www.citrix.com/sharefile, www.citrix.com
  *Twitter: @ShareFile, @Citrix
  *Blog: blogs.citrix.com

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and cloud services, making complex enterprise IT simpler and more accessible
for 260,000 organizations. Citrix products touch 75 percent of Internet users
each day and it partners with more than 10,000 companies in 100 countries.
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