Liquidware Labs™ Collaborates with NetApp® to Offer Innovative Assessment Service That Optimizes Storage Costs for Desktop Virtualization Environments

Liquidware Labs Joins the NetApp Partner Alliance Program

Atlanta,Ga. – August 8, 2011 Liquidware Labs, a leader in desktop transformation solutions forvirtual desktops, including VMware View and Citrix XenDesktop,today announced an alliance partnership with NetApp that willprovide partners and customers with tailored Virtual DesktopInfrastructure (VDI) architecture, planning, and designsolutions.

 

Working closely with NetApp, Liquidware Labshas developed a set of custom reports and designed new data outputengines that encapsulate NetApp best practices, VDI storage design,and capacity planning. The proper sizing and design of VDI storageinfrastructure is critical to desktop and applicationvirtualization success and performance, and can significantly lowerthe capital costs of such projects.

 

Based on an in-depth and granular assessmentof the existing desktop work patterns and resource loads,administrators can now see and understand the impact of thoseworkloads on the planned VDI design. In addition, the assessmentdata can be used in the NetApp® VDI Storage Sizingconfigurator to deliver tailored storage based on real-world usageand load patterns. To view a technical brief on the integration,visit www.netapp.com/us/library/technical-reports/tr-3902.html.

 

“Proper storage sizing is critical to virtualdesktop infrastructure design and successful deployment,” saidPatrick Rogers, vice president, Corporate Alliances at NetApp. “Byintegrating NetApp with Liquidware Labs Stratusphere™,customers benefit from powerful metrics to help determine storagesizing and efficiencies in any Windows environment to allow ourmutual customers to gain the flexibility and cost savings thatvirtual desktop infrastructure enables.”

 

Francis Czekalski, Senior EnterpriseConsultant for Green Pages, which is a joint partner of LiquidwareLabs and NetApp, said, “We are excited that both companies havecome together to provide a best-in-class storage sizing solutionfor our existing and future customers. Right sizing storage for VDIis a major milestone for successful deployments.”

 

Tyler Rohrer, founder of Liquidware Labs,added, “Customers and partners around the world look to NetApp forreliable and scalable storage solutions, and we are thrilled to seethis partnership and these market offerings come to fruition. Thispartnership with NetApp made a tremendous amount of sense as itdelivers solutions to the market that enable desktop transformationsuccess. Because desktop transformation and virtualization can becomplex, this partnership simplifies and automates many of thestorage design considerations, allowing customers to properlydesign and optimize storage utilization-which leads to higherdensity, lower costs, and optimal end-user experience.”

 

NetApp partners interested in participatingin the enablement program can email acceler8@liquidwarelabs.comfor more information on how to begin to leverage the NetAppspecific solutions.

 

About Liquidware Labs
Liquidware Labs™ is the leader in desktop transformationsolutions for next-generation physical and virtual desktops,including VMware View, Citrix XenDesktop, and Microsoft Windows 7.The company’s Stratusphere™ and ProfileUnity™ solutionshave been described by analysts as the industry’s first ‘On-Ramp toVDI,’ providing a complete methodology and software that enablesorganizations to decouple users and applications from the operatingsystem and to cost-effectively plan, migrate, manage and validatethe user experience for next-generation desktop infrastructure.Liquidware Labs products are VMware and Citrix certified, and areavailable through a global network of certified partners. Visitwww.liquidwarelabs.com for further information.

 

About the NetApp Alliance PartnerProgram
The NetApp Alliance Partner Program provides qualifiedinfrastructure and application providers with access to NetAppsolutions, software development kits, technical support, training,certification, product information, and marketing and salesassistance. Customers benefit by having access to best-of-breedpartner solutions that are tested to work with NetApp storage.Additional information on the NetApp Alliance Partner Program isavailable at www.netapp.com/alliances.

 

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NetApp Staff