Archives for : April2014

Choose How Data is Accessed, Shared, and Protected #SYN115

You’re invited…

For the second year in a row, I have the opportunity to present at Synergy #SYN115 with Adam Lotz – Product Manager for Citrix ShareFile. Our goal in this short session is to entertain you with demos related to our joint solutions.

You can’t miss this session it is scheduled just before the Synergy Party on Thursday, May 8th from 4:30PM to 5:15PM. You’re welcome to attend in your party outfit, so we could converge together to the event after the session.

#SYN115Empower Enterprises to Choose How Data is Accessed, Shared, and Protected

ShareFile has changed the way I collaborate and exchange information. My entire home directory that resides on my laptop is seamlessly synchronized with an on-premise Clustered Data ONTAP storage system. I can access and modify the exact same data on my laptop, phone, and tablet. Sharing large files has enabled me to be more productive when interacting internally at NetApp or with people out side of my organization.

Give it a try! You will love its user-friendly features. On top of that, you will save space on your storage system, increase space dynamically, and easily recover files and folders with a sweet plugin…  SF_Recovery

This figure describes the users activity in my NetApp environment

Additionally, here are the details of all our sessions:

Accelerating Business Value with Citrix & NetApp Customer Panel

Tuesday, May 6th @ 2:00PM – 2:45PM

In this live discussion, hear real life customers who have successfully deployed and now enjoy the benefits of their Citrix environments from XenDesktop to ShareFile running on NetApp storage.

Building a Standardized Cloud Architecture and Self-service Portal with Ease

Wednesday, May 7th  @ 4:30PM – 5:15PM

Learn how organizations have deployed a cloud-based desktop virtualization solution to thousands of users with a combined solution from Citrix, NetApp and Cisco. The benefits include simplified operations, orchestration of management tasks, scalability to thousands of devices and guaranteed quality of service.

Architecting XenDesktop Solutions with NetApp

Thursday, May 8th  @ 9:30AM – 10:15AM

This session will give you the tools to successfully deploy scalable Citrix XenDesktop solutions with NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP and E Series Flash Arrays. Topics will include storage and software configuration best practices, performance testing results and utilization of the NetApp Data ONTAP PowerShell Toolkit to speed provisioning and management.

Take a moment and stop by the NetApp Booth 201. We’ll treat you well and show you how our solution can help your business. More details on all of our sessions, mini theatre events, and associated times can be found here.



Google Hangout- File Acceleration in the Cloud with Datamation

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I will be participating in a video roundtable with three experts next Tuesday at 4PM EST. We will discuss technologies for moving files quickly on and off the cloud.
  • Is it possible to accelerate file movement without consuming excessive bandwidth?
  • In what scenarios are file acceleration most important?
  • What are the best practices for file acceleration in the cloud?

Please join us to discuss a topic that will surely become a key issue in the years ahead.

See more at:

Shirish Phatak, CEO, Talon Storage
Karl Brown, Cloud Networking Group, Citrix
Cedric Courteix,Technical Alliance Manager, NetApp
James Bagley, analyst, SSG-Now

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