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Cloudian Cloud Storage Platform Verified As "Citrix Ready"

Leading S3-Compatible Cloud Storage Solution Works Seamlessly With Citrix CloudPlatform

FOSTER CITY, Calif., Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cloudian, Inc. today announced that its industry-leading Cloudian® Cloud Storage Platform has been verified as Citrix Ready® in the Cloud Verified category.  The Citrix Ready program helps customers identify third-party solutions that are recommended to enhance virtualization, networking and cloud computing solutions from Citrix.  Cloudian became part of the program in order to better help enterprises and service providers build clouds on the Citrix CloudPlatform™, powered by Apache CloudStack™. The Cloudian Storage Platform is now integrated with Citrix CloudPlatform, enabling cloud service providers and enterprises to seamlessly deploy S3-compatible cloud storage quickly and cost-effectively along with a state-of-the-art cloud computing platform under a common user interface for provisioning and sign on. In addition to enabling revenue-generating Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS), Cloudian has also been integrated with CloudPlatform to act as secondary storage, providing multi-zone access to templates and snapshots. Cloudian is listed at the Citrix Ready Xchange at www.citrix.com/ready.

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"Efficient cloud storage solutions such as the Cloudian Storage Platform are ideal for enterprises and service providers building clouds using our CloudPlatform," said Ranjit Castelino, director of Citrix Ready, Citrix. "Cloudian is a perfect example of how Citrix is working with cloud partners to build offerings that will define a new era of computing across the enterprise and service provider markets —it is powerful, easy to deploy, cost effective, and integrated with our solutions."

Cloudian delivers a fully S3 API compliant, multi-tenant, multi-data center cloud storage platform that enables customers to cost-effectively deploy an extremely scalable and reliable object storage service within public and private clouds. The platform leverages a fully distributed, peer-to-peer architecture, with no single point of failure. Cloudian also provides a comprehensive user interface for both end user applications as well as administrative functions, including billing, monitoring and provisioning. The solution easily scales from one node up to hundreds of nodes across multiple data centers, supporting petabytes of data, enabling system operators to leverage heterogeneous, commodity servers for cost-effective horizontal scalability.

The company recently released the free Cloudian Community Edition, which will support up to 100 TB of useable storage and offers forum support, opening up the scalability, reliability and power of cloud object storage to anyone building an Amazon S3-compatible cloud, be it public, private or hybrid.  The Cloudian Community Edition can be downloaded from http://www.cloudian.com/get-started.html.

"Citrix is a key partner for Cloudian because we share a commitment to making it easy for any enterprise or service provider to deploy powerful, cost-effective clouds," said Giorgio Propersi, Cloudian General Manager, Americas and EMEA. "We look forward to continuing to deepen our relationship as more and more companies adopt our joint solution."

About The Cloudian® Cloud Storage Platform
Cloudian is an Amazon S3-compliant cloud storage platform that enables service providers and enterprises to build reliable, multi-tenant data storage systems. Utilizing the Cloudian platform, service providers and enterprises can now build reliable and scalable cloud storage solutions with a fully distributed, peer-to-peer architecture, and no single point of failure. The system easily scales from two nodes up to thousands of nodes across multiple data centers, supporting petabytes of data. Cloudian provides a robust and flexible management interface, which accommodates a wide variety of billing and licensing models.

About the Citrix Ready Program
The Citrix Ready program identifies verified solutions that are trusted to enhance virtualization, networking and cloud computing solutions from Citrix, including XenDesktop®, XenApp®, XenServer®, NetScaler®. The Citrix Ready designation is awarded to third-party products that have successfully met verification criteria set by Citrix, and gives customers an added confidence in the compatibility of the joint solution offering. The Citrix Ready program leverages industry-leading alliances across the Citrix partner eco-system to meet a wide variety customer needs, and currently incorporates over partners who have demonstrated more than 22,000 product verifications. It also includes the Citrix Ready Community Verified program which allows customers to see thousands of products that have been verified by other customers to work in their production environments. More information about the Citrix Ready program can be found at www.citrixready.com/exchange.  Reach Citrix ready using social media via the Citrix Ready blog site and Twitter.

About Cloudian
Cloudian, Inc. is a Foster City, Calif.-based software company specializing in cloud storage software. The main product is Cloudian®, an Amazon S3-compatible cloud object storage platform that enables service providers and enterprises to build reliable, affordable and scalable cloud storage solutions. Cloudian is actively partnering with leading cloud computing environments including Citrix Cloud Platform, Apache CloudStack, and OpenStack, cloud on-ramp providers, and the vast ecosystem of tools and applications that is afforded through true S3 compatibility. Cloudian's customers include Vodafone, Nextel, NTT, SoftBank, Nifty, and Lunacloud. The company has additional offices in China and Japan. For more information or to try Cloudian today, please visit www.cloudian.com.

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