Citrix completes acquisition of Sanbolic

Buy will allow Citrix to develop solutions to reduce complexity of application delivery and VDI

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Citrix completes acquisition of Sanbolic Citrix has completed its acquisition of Sanbolic.
By  Mark Sutton Published  January 13, 2015

Citrix has completed the acquisition of workload-oriented storage virtualisation technology specialist Sanbolic.

Sanbolic technology enables customers to software define storage to optimise the delivery of application-specific workloads, from any media type - SSD, Flash and hard drives in NAS, SAN, server-side and cloud deployments - which is intended to improve storage load balancing, application availability and deliver high performance end-user experience.

Citrix said that the combination of Sanbolic technologies and its XenDesktop, XenApp and XenMobile products, will enable the company to develop a range of differentiated solutions, which will dramatically improve the economics and reduce the complexity of Windows application delivery and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) deployments. The company pointed out that more than 200 Citrix customers already use Sanbolic to guarantee non-stop availability and geo-clustering of their XenApp and XenDesktop solutions.

Geir Ramleth, senior vice president and chief strategy officer at Citrix commented: "Infrastructure complexity continues to hinder VDI and application delivery deployments. By leveraging Sanbolic technology with XenDesktop and XenApp, Citrix is able to address this problem head-on, delivering solutions to our customers that simplify the infrastructure and reduce the overall cost of deployment and management. Sanbolic has built a highly-skilled team that joins us today, which accelerates our ability to deliver simpler and more cost-effective solutions to our customers."

Momchil Michailov, CEO and Co-founder, Sanbolic added: "There are tremendous synergies between our companies. With our server-side and converged storage management solutions and Citrix desktop and app virtualisation technology, we are enabling enterprise data and workloads to be highly available and elastic based on changing business demands. Joining the Citrix team massively increases our ability to bring our 13 years of experience to enterprise customers across the globe."

Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

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