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Citrix's Lipson said the company currently has no plans to develop similar reference architectures with other storage vendors.
Jim Sangster, NetApp's senior director of solutions marketing, said his company's FAS and V-series storage systems provide the security and efficiency needed to enable secure file sharing for businesses.
"This is an enterprise-grade technology, which IT can use to get their hands around the data while allowing users to remain free," Sangster said.
Lipson said Citrix and NetApp have hundreds of joint channel partners, and that any channel partner already certified on the two vendors' products can offer the joint solutions.
"We have also created SKUs for offering enterprise SLAs [service level agreements] on the solutions," he said. "This is an easy program for partners who may be too small to have their own SLAs."