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Reduces Test Completion Time

Citrix Systems, Inc.

Citrix Systems Enhances Mobile Application Delivery in a Flash

Like most software companies, Citrix constantly improves and updates its products to deliver value to customers. Development and QA teams continually introduce new features and identify and fix any bugs before new software versions or service packs are released into production. However, manual testing of software is time consuming and Citrix wanted to improve efficiency and move further into DevOps by introducing new capabilities for automation.

Citrix evaluated a variety of flash storage solutions and ultimately chose NetApp because of its performance, flexibility, rich data management features, and strong relationship between the two companies. NetApp All Flash FAS8060 storage systems running the clustered Data ONTAP operating system for nondisruptive operations were deployed as part of a FlexPod integrated infrastructure, which also includes Cisco servers and switches.

Immediately after installing the NetApp All Flash FAS solution, Citrix noticed a drastic improvement. Storage latency now consistently stays below .5 ms, reducing test completion times by 20% to 30%. The ability to run up to 300 tests in parallel also enables product development teams to work faster. Testing at scale is consistent, fast, and reliable, and tests no longer need to be extended or repeated. All have contributed to faster time to market for Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop virtualization solutions.

About this Customer


Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Citrix Systems, Inc. has grown into a global technology leader with approximately 10,000 employees. More than 300,000 customers worldwide use its software to drive productivity and improve quality of life for workers around the globe.

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