Citrix acquires storage virtualization firm Sanbolic
January 13, 2015
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Citrix announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Waltham, Mass.-based Sanbolic, a firm that provides storage virtualization technologies. Sanbolic technology enables organizations to software-define storage to optimize the delivery of application-specific workloads from any media type –- SSD, Flash and hard drives in NAS, SAN, server-side and cloud deployments –- improving storage load balancing, application availability and delivering the highest-performance end-user experience, a release stated.
Sanbolic allows customer deployments to be distributed across multiple locations and clouds; to scale in a linear and predictable manner; to have simplified provisioning and management; and to gain overall efficiency.
According to Citrix, enterprises will now be able to deploy virtual apps and VDI across their organizations, while guaranteeing workload service level agreements through the platform’s enhanced quality of service.
“While server hardware and software licensing costs are well understood, storage often presents the biggest barrier to cost-effective and seamless implementations,” it said in a release.
Sanbolic employees are immediately now part of Citrix. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.