Ga. - August 8, 2011 -
Liquidware Labs, a leader in desktop transformation solutions for
virtual desktops, including VMware View and Citrix XenDesktop,
today announced an alliance partnership with NetApp that will
provide partners and customers with tailored Virtual Desktop
Infrastructure (VDI) architecture, planning, and design
Working closely with NetApp, Liquidware Labs
has developed a set of custom reports and designed new data output
engines that encapsulate NetApp best practices, VDI storage design,
and capacity planning. The proper sizing and design of VDI storage
infrastructure is critical to desktop and application
virtualization success and performance, and can significantly lower
the capital costs of such projects.
Based on an in-depth and granular assessment
of the existing desktop work patterns and resource loads,
administrators can now see and understand the impact of those
workloads on the planned VDI design. In addition, the assessment
data can be used in the NetApp® VDI Storage Sizing
configurator to deliver tailored storage based on real-world usage
and load patterns. To view a technical brief on the integration,
"Proper storage sizing is critical to virtual
desktop infrastructure design and successful deployment," said
Patrick Rogers, vice president, Corporate Alliances at NetApp. "By
integrating NetApp with Liquidware Labs Stratusphere™,
customers benefit from powerful metrics to help determine storage
sizing and efficiencies in any Windows environment to allow our
mutual customers to gain the flexibility and cost savings that
virtual desktop infrastructure enables."
Francis Czekalski, Senior Enterprise
Consultant for Green Pages, which is a joint partner of Liquidware
Labs and NetApp, said, "We are excited that both companies have
come together to provide a best-in-class storage sizing solution
for our existing and future customers. Right sizing storage for VDI
is a major milestone for successful deployments."
Tyler Rohrer, founder of Liquidware Labs,
added, "Customers and partners around the world look to NetApp for
reliable and scalable storage solutions, and we are thrilled to see
this partnership and these market offerings come to fruition. This
partnership with NetApp made a tremendous amount of sense as it
delivers solutions to the market that enable desktop transformation
success. Because desktop transformation and virtualization can be
complex, this partnership simplifies and automates many of the
storage design considerations, allowing customers to properly
design and optimize storage utilization-which leads to higher
density, lower costs, and optimal end-user experience."
NetApp partners interested in participating
in the enablement program can email firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information on how to begin to leverage the NetApp
About Liquidware Labs
Liquidware Labs™ is the leader in desktop transformation
solutions for next-generation physical and virtual desktops,
including VMware View, Citrix XenDesktop, and Microsoft Windows 7.
The company's Stratusphere™ and ProfileUnity™ solutions
have been described by analysts as the industry's first 'On-Ramp to
VDI,' providing a complete methodology and software that enables
organizations to decouple users and applications from the operating
system and to cost-effectively plan, migrate, manage and validate
the user experience for next-generation desktop infrastructure.
Liquidware Labs products are VMware and Citrix certified, and are
available through a global network of certified partners. Visit
www.liquidwarelabs.com for further information.
About the NetApp Alliance Partner
The NetApp Alliance Partner Program provides qualified
infrastructure and application providers with access to NetApp
solutions, software development kits, technical support, training,
certification, product information, and marketing and sales
assistance. Customers benefit by having access to best-of-breed
partner solutions that are tested to work with NetApp storage.
Additional information on the NetApp Alliance Partner Program is
available at www.netapp.com/alliances.
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products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their
respective holders and should be treated as such. The use of the
word "partner" or "partnership" does not imply a legal partnership
between NetApp and any other company. Stratusphere and ProfileUnity
are trademarks of Liquidware Labs.