Cloudian Cloud Storage Platform Verified As "Citrix Ready"

          Cloudian Cloud Storage Platform Verified As "Citrix Ready"

  PR Newswire

  FOSTER CITY, California, Dec. 18, 2012

- Leading S3-Compatible Cloud Storage Solution Works Seamlessly With Citrix

FOSTER CITY, California, Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cloudian, Inc. today
announced that its industry-leading Cloudian® Cloud Storage Platform has been
verified as Citrix Ready® in the Cloud Verified category. The Citrix Ready
program helps customers identify third-party solutions that are recommended to
enhance virtualization, networking and cloud computing solutions from Citrix.
Cloudian became part of the program in order to better help enterprises and
service providers build clouds on the Citrix CloudPlatform™, powered by Apache
CloudStack ™. The Cloudian Storage Platform is now integrated with Citrix
CloudPlatform, enabling cloud service providers and enterprises to seamlessly
deploy S3-compatible cloud storage quickly and cost-effectively along with a
state-of-the-art cloud computing platform under a common user interface for
provisioning and sign on. In addition to enabling revenue-generating
Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS), Cloudian has also been integrated with
CloudPlatform to act as secondary storage, providing multi-zone access to
templates and snapshots. Cloudian is listed at the Citrix Ready Xchange at .

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"Efficient cloud storage solutions such as the Cloudian Storage Platform are
ideal for enterprises and service providers building clouds using our
CloudPlatform," said Ranjit Castelino, director of Citrix Ready, Citrix.
"Cloudian is a perfect example of how Citrix is working with cloud partners to
build offerings that will define a new era of computing across the enterprise
and service provider markets —it is powerful, easy to deploy, cost effective,
and integrated with our solutions."

Cloudian delivers a fully S3 API compliant, multi-tenant, multi-data center
cloud storage platform that enables customers to cost-effectively deploy an
extremely scalable and reliable object storage service within public and
private clouds. The platform leverages a fully distributed, peer-to-peer
architecture, with no single point of failure. Cloudian also provides a
comprehensive user interface for both end user applications as well as
administrative functions, including billing, monitoring and provisioning. The
solution easily scales from one node up to hundreds of nodes across multiple
data centers, supporting petabytes of data, enabling system operators to
leverage heterogeneous, commodity servers for cost-effective horizontal

The company recently released the free Cloudian Community Edition, which will
support up to 100 TB of useable storage and offers forum support, opening up
the scalability, reliability and power of cloud object storage to anyone
building an Amazon S3-compatible cloud, be it public, private or hybrid. The
Cloudian Community Edition can be downloaded from .

"Citrix is a key partner for Cloudian because we share a commitment to making
it easy for any enterprise or service provider to deploy powerful,
cost-effective clouds," said Giorgio Propersi, Cloudian General Manager,
Americas and EMEA. "We look forward to continuing to deepen our relationship
as more and more companies adopt our joint solution."

About The Cloudian® Cloud Storage Platform Cloudian is an Amazon S3-compliant
cloud storage platform that enables service providers and enterprises to build
reliable, multi-tenant data storage systems. Utilizing the Cloudian platform,
service providers and enterprises can now build reliable and scalable cloud
storage solutions with a fully distributed, peer-to-peer architecture, and no
single point of failure. The system easily scales from two nodes up to
thousands of nodes across multiple data centers, supporting petabytes of data.
Cloudian provides a robust and flexible management interface, which
accommodates a wide variety of billing and licensing models.

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 XenDesktop®, XenApp®, 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 22,000
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 . Reach Citrix ready using social media via the
Citrix Ready blog site and Twitter .

About Cloudian Cloudian, Inc. is a Foster City, Calif.-based software company
specializing in cloud storage software. The main product is Cloudian®, an
Amazon S3-compatible cloud object storage platform that enables service
providers and enterprises to build reliable, affordable and scalable cloud
storage solutions. 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 true S3 compatibility. Cloudian's
customers include Vodafone, Nextel, NTT, SoftBank, Nifty, and Lunacloud. The
company has additional offices in China and Japan. For more information or to
try Cloudian today, please visit .

Citrix®, Citrix Ready®, CloudPlatform™ and CloudStack™ are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Citrix Systems, Inc. and/or one or more of its
subsidiaries, and may be registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
and in other countries. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are
property of their respective owners.

For more information, please contact:

Eileen ConwayScout PR +1-650-245-9015

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