Liquidware Labs and WhipTail Technology Partner

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Unique and complementary technologies tackle tough IOPS hurdles in VDI while optimizing storage use

ATLANTA and WHIPPANY, N.J. -- Liquidware Labs, the leader in desktop transformation solutions, and WhipTail Technology, the recognized market leader in cost-effective solid-state based storage arrays, today announced they have collaborated to offer a joint solution to customers and partners to assist them in reaching virtual desktop and application success.

The partnership between Liquidware Labs and WhipTail Tech allows joint customers to both assess and understand their users' current data traffic and application patterns today, in the physical world - and, ensures that they are selecting and architecting optimal storage solutions for those users as they migrate to desktop virtualization. Taking the guesswork out of storage sizing and selection is a huge win for all project stakeholders - from the data center to the endpoint. Together, these two companies offer significant solutions for optimized storage sizing and performance that equates to tangible cost savings, bringing immediate value to the market.

WhipTail's solid-state storage arrays are designed to drastically improve the scalability and performance of applications for virtualization and a host of other uses. Using both Stratusphere FITTM and UXTM from Liquidware Labs, companies engaged in pilots and proof of concepts can measure, tune, and validate one of the most critical components of any desktop deployment - IOPS (Input/Output Operations Per Second). In the mission to deliver premium user experience to end-users, solid state technology is a clear winner, and its effective use also aids TCO and ROI immediately as user density can be increased.

"As more and more workloads find their way from endpoints into data centers and clouds, the importance of fast, scalable, and reliable storage IOPS cannot be understated. More and more projects will evolve successfully by combining powerful insight into your current state, with progressive solutions like WhipTail's," said J. Tyler Rohrer, founder Liquidware Labs. "We are very excited to begin collaborating together in the field for the benefit of our joint customers."

"The shift to a virtual desktop model comes with inherent challenges. To recognize the 'holy-grail TCO' of desktop management, these issues need to be addressed. We have had great success in the field with Liquidware Labs and their world-class solution to assist enterprises in understanding how to optimally architect their VDI infrastructures, with the key focus wrapped-around sizing and IO performance," said Brian Feller, chief marketing officer, WhipTail Tech. "We are extremely pleased to formally announce this relationship with Liquidware - a company who reflects a similar value-proposition as WhipTail Tech: lower costs and increased user satisfaction."

To further enhance customer deployments, when Liquidware Labs ProfileUnityTM user persona virtualization is used together with stateless thin provisioning technologies like VMware View Composer or Citrix Provisioning Server, additional density and cost savings can be realized in any VDI project.

The two companies will be presenting jointly at the upcoming VMUG in Maine on July 21st and any organization or professional services company interested in learning how to bring WhipTail and Liquidware Labs technologies into their projects may reach out to sales@whiptailtech.com and sales@liquidwarelabs.com respectively.

About Liquidware Labs

Liquidware LabsTM is the leader in desktop transformation solutions for next generation physical and virtual desktops, including VMware View, Citrix XenDesktop, and Microsoft Windows 7 . The company's StratusphereTM and ProfileUnityTM solutions have been described by analysts as the industry's first 'On-Ramp to VDI', providing a complete methodology and software that enables organizations to decouple users and applications from the operating system and to cost-effectively plan, migrate, manage and validate the user experience for next generation desktop infrastructure. LWL products are VMware and Citrix certified, and are available through a global network of certified partners. Visit www.liquidwarelabs.com for further information.

About WhipTail Technology

Founded in 2007, Whippany, New Jersey-based WhipTail Technologies, Inc. (WhipTail) is an independent manufacturer of cost-effective solid-state storage arrays designed to drastically improve the scalability and performance of applications such as virtualization, databases, financial trading and email. WhipTail is currently the acknowledged leader in extremely high performance, pure solid state storage arrays for the commercial, enterprise and government markets. WhipTail's storage arrays are installed worldwide, in numerous mission critical virtualization and database environments. The Company's datacenter and virtual desktop systems dramatically reduce delays related to disk contention and access times - thereby allowing database or virtualization servers to process more data in dramatically less time, while lowering the overall TCO by up to 90 percent when compared to traditional storage. Additional information may be found on the Company's website www.whiptailtech.com.

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