Sanbolic and Fusion-io to Join Together to Change the Way You Think about SSD and Flash Memory

WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Wednesday, October 3, 8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Eastern Time
Sanbolic Webinar: How to Create Scalable, Highly Available Shared Storage for Citrix Provisioning Services
This webinar will walk attendees through the installation of Sanbolic's Melio™ data management software, and the creation of highly available (HA) and scalable shared storage that enables and extends the capabilities of Citrix Provisioning Services (PVS). Attendees will learn how with Melio shared storage hosting XenApp and XenDesktop image files (vDisks), administrators can create, manage, deliver and maintain vDisks for HA and load balancing, without the challenges typically introduced by other storage options such as replication, files shares or proprietary hardware-based file serving appliances. How to achieve additional benefits, such as reliable vDisk protection, improved desktop and server performance, and dynamic infrastructure scale to support environments comprised of hundreds of XenApp Servers and thousands of XenDesktops, will also be explained. If you are about to begin a XenApp or XenDesktop pilot, or are moving from pilot to production, this is a webinar you don't want to miss!

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Wednesday, October 10, 8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Eastern Time
Sanbolic Webinar: Optimizing Citrix Provisioning Services (PVS) for XenApp and XenDesktop
This live webinar is intended for anyone considering, piloting or already utilizing Citrix to virtualize desktops and/or applications, and would like to take advantage of Provisioning Services to create, manage, deliver and maintain XenDesktop and XenApp server images from a central location. Attendees will learn how Sanbolic's Melio unified data management platform enables efficient data consolidation, application availability and scalability and enhances storage utilization to reduce storage-related cost for desktop and application virtualization deployments. Attendees will also learn how to leverage Sanbolic Melio's innovative and extensive data and storage management capabilities in conjunction with Citrix Provisioning Services to enhance the availability, scalability, performance and management of virtual desktop (XenDesktop)and application delivery (XenApp) infrastructures.

Wednesday, October 17, 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Eastern Time
Sanbolic Webinar: Eliminating the Complexity in SQL Server Cluster High Availability Management
The challenge with Microsoft SQL Server high availability (HA) solutions is that current approaches to clustering are overly complex, requiring coordination across disparate layers of applications, data and storage infrastructure. However, by consolidating the storage layer up into a centralized data management platform, Melio can bridge the lack of coordination between the virtualized server instances and the back-end data store. Managed from within a single framework, the resulting infrastructure is more centralized and flexible, allowing for greater levels of server and storage consolidation and increased performance and SQL Server high availability. In this webinar, learn how Melio eliminates the complexity of storage management in highly available clustered SQL Server deployments by providing active-active access to a pool of shared storage resources, thus simplifying the task of efficiently storing and protecting data, while providing features like database-level QoS to manage performance. In addition, learn how Melio allows SQL Server instances to be clustered for consolidation and high availability, regardless of the edition of SQL Server or the Windows Server OS being used.

Wednesday, October 24, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Joint Webinar: Sanbolic & Fusion-io: Changing the way you think about SSD and Flash Memory
Join Sanbolic and Fusion-io as they discuss how to accelerate virtualization, databases, cloud computing, big data and performance applications, while ensuring virtually limitless scale-out, and application high-availability – all at the lowest total cost possible, with Sanbolic's recently announced Melio Latency Targeted Allocator™ (LTA™). Attendees of this webinar will learn how they can reap the new offering's unique benefits, including:

  • Multi-workload, multi-hypervisor and multi-site support for maximum flexibility
  • Increased application availability through active-active access to critical data, independent of the underlying storage hardware
  • Ability to dynamically provision storage, data-protection levels and QoS to ensure consistent application performance and align with user-defined policies
  • Centralized management of resources to improve utilization and reduce storage-related costs and complexity

Date: October 17 – 19, 2012
Event: Synergy 2012
Venue: International Convention Centre of Barcelona (CCIB)
Sanbolic Booth: 606
Don't miss: Sanbolic will showcase its award winning Melio software suite at Citrix Synergy 2012, Barcelona. Attendees will have the opportunity to see firsthand why Sanbolic Melio is truly the critical link between a storage infrastructure and a successful Citrix XenDesktop VDI implementation. During the live demonstrations, Sanbolic will show how its Melio host-based, data management solution augments an existing storage infrastructure to enable a complete enterprise-class VDI environment in less time, with less effort, and lower upfront costs than previously possible.

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About Sanbolic, Inc.
Founded in 2000, Sanbolic® is a global leader in distributed data management. Its Melio™ software suite delivers dramatically increased levels of application availability, scalability, protection and performance while decreasing cost and management complexity across enterprise data center applications such as Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft SharePoint and Windows file-/web-serving, Citrix XenDesktop virtual desktop (VDI), and Microsoft Hyper-V private cloud environments. For further information please visit the Sanbolic website at: or email:

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