Premier Real Estate Company, Accolade, Fortifies Citrix XenApp Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) with Sanbolic Melio
Melio Software-Enabled Shared Storage Provides High Availability and Scale-Out for Citrix Provisioning Services (PVS)
WALTHAM, Mass., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Sanbolic®, announced today that Accolade, the premier provider of real estate rental services to the people of Northern Holland, has chosen its Melio(TM) VDI solution to enable it to meet its high availability (HA) objectives for its PVS-based Citrix XenApp environment. Using Melio with Citrix Provisioning Services (PVS), Accolade now enjoys a highly available, highly scalable and robust platform from which to centrally create, manage, maintain and deliver XenApp server images throughout its entire data center.
“Quality” is a principle that Accolade applies across every facet of its business, including the company’s IT backbone, which encompasses an HP StorageWorks 6400 Enterprise Virtual Array, HP BladeSystem c7000 and VMware ESXi. Always striving to reduce operational costs and improve data center efficiency, Accolade’s 220+ employees use thin client computers whose desktops are delivered via XenApp to simplify desktop management and maintenance.
“Using Melio for our PVS HA, all XenApp server images (vDisks) can be stored on a single storage volume accessible by all PVS servers simultaneously,” said Berend Hut, Manager I&A, Accolade. “Consolidating vDisks onto a single volume significantly streamlines data and storage management, eases vDisk maintenance, and improves storage utilization, which also helps to significantly lower costs.”
“Bottom line, we needed to ensure that our XenApp infrastructure was absolutely bullet-proof – with the highest levels of availability and fault tolerance – completely resilient to any possible unforeseen event,” concluded Hut. “With Sanbolic Melio, we got exactly that and quite a bit more.”
“While traditional approaches to enabling PVS high availability introduce single points of failure, data management overhead, limited to no scale-out capability and inefficient storage utilization, Melio helps organizations such as Accolade realize the full value of PVS by overcoming each of these challenges while significantly reducing operational cost,” said Andy Melmed, Vice President, Enterprise Architecture, Sanbolic. “Together, PVS and Melio provide the ideal solution for enabling highly available VDI environments.”
With validation by hundreds of enterprise and government organizations running in production, Sanbolic’s Melio software enables and extends the capabilities of PVS-based XenApp(TM) and XenDesktop(TM) VDI solutions. To learn more about how Melio enhances these solutions, including the soon-to-be released XenDesktop(TM) 7.0, please visit Sanbolic’s booth #515 at Citrix Synergy 2013 taking place in Los Angeles, CA, May 22-24. Throughout the show, Sanbolic will be demonstrating how to leverage Melio’s unique features and capabilities to achieve high availability, dynamic scale-out, simplified data management, data protection and incredibly fast performance (650,000+ IOPs per server) at a fraction of the cost of external storage.
Accolade’s mission has remained constant since the company’s founding – to make it possible for those with less income that cannot afford a mortgage to be able to rent not just an apartment or house, but a home. Its philosophy is simple. Accolade believes that everyone deserves a pleasant place to live, where you can feel at home. It therefore offers more than just affordable, comfortable properties. It strives to match people with neighborhoods and communities that can provide quality of life. It presently boasts over 16,000 homes under agreement.
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