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PHD Virtual Technologies Announces immediate availability of PHD Virtual Backup for Citrix XenServer


PHD Virtual Technologies sets a new standard for fast, reliable and cost effective backup of Citrix XenServer Environments

PHD Virtual Technologies Announces immediate availability of PHD Virtual Backup for Citrix XenServer

PHILADELPHIA, PA – August 25, 2010 – PHD Virtual Technologies, pioneer and innovator in backup and recovery for virtual machines, announces immediate availability of PHD Virtual Backup for Citrix XenServer®. The new backup and recovery solution is purpose-built for the growing number of virtualized XenServer environments and is verified to work with XenServer as part of the Citrix Ready® program.

PHD Virtual provides the ability to back up and restore business-critical information quickly and efficiently, directly within the XenCenter® management console, providing a single pane of glass to manage virtual machine backups. With support for XenServer, XenDesktop® and XenApp™ customers can leverage the same solution across their entire virtual environment.

"PHD Virtual is a value-added XenServer ecosystem partner," said Lou Shipley, Group Vice President and General Manager, XenServer Product Group, Citrix Systems. "The new PHD Virtual Backup for XenServer product provides our joint customers a robust, integrated and scalable backup and recovery solution as they accelerate the virtualization of mission critical applications."

"We are excited about the release of PHD Virtual Backup for Citrix XenServer," said Ryan Spaeth, Senior Engineer, Mason Valley Quicknet. "Our testing of the beta release has demonstrated that we can reduce our backup window and decrease the time it takes to restore virtual machines in our environment. The direct integration with XenCenter gives us a solution that is incredibly easy to use and provides a single location to configure and manage all of our virtual machine backups."

PHD Virtual Backup is recognized as the most scalable backup and recovery solution on the market with the highest performance for virtualized servers. Leveraging the unique VBA™ Architecture, PHD Virtual delivers a robust backup solution that integrates directly into the virtualization infrastructure leveraging virtual appliances for backup and recovery of virtual machines. This unique approach provides a solution that efficiently scales to meet growing demand without the need for dedicated proxy servers, additional hardware or software agents.

"We are seeing growing adoption of XenServer as our customers increasingly virtualize their critical workloads and are excited to extend our award winning backup and recovery technology to the XenServer platform," said Thomas Charlton, Chairman and CEO of PHD Virtual Technologies. "This new product complements our strategy of providing best in class backup and disaster recovery for virtual infrastructure and supports our customers desire to have flexible solutions for heterogeneous hypervisor environments. Feedback from our beta testers has confirmed that our solution is fast, efficient and easy to integrate into their XenServer environments."

Customers can dramatically accelerate reliable backup and recovery of XenServer virtual machines leveraging unique patent pending technologies included in PHD Virtual Backup:

  • TrueDedupe™ Technology – patent pending source-side data deduplication and compression technology dramatically reduces the amount of data stored across multiple virtual machine backups reducing network bandwidth utilization and target storage requirements by up to 90% on average.
  • TrueRestore™ Technology – Provides increased confidence in your ability to restore from backup by verifying data both during the backup and restore processes ensuring data integrity. Self-healing is provided by automatically detecting and repairing corrupt data blocks.

Just Released: VDI-in-a-box 3.0 released with Citrix HDX


Kaviza have launched VDI-in-a-box 3.0 with Citrix HDX  - their first major release since they announced the investment from Citrix in April.  With this release, we extend Kaviza's ease and affordability with the high-definition virtual desktop experience of Citrix HDX (formerly known as ICA) through a special licensing arrangement.

This is significant  because Kaviza now breaks all three major barriers to virtual desktop adoption: cost, complexity, and user experience.

With Version 3.0, you can deploy rich high-definition virtual desktops for a total cost per desktop (including hardware and software) of $260 to $410.  And, you get an immediate return on every desktop - whether you deploy 25 or several hundred.

People are really starting to take note - with awards from Gartner, eWeek, Synergy Best of Show, CRN and Network Products, to headline articles in InfoWorld, ComputerWorld, TheRegister, LANLine Germany, CRN magazine, and features on almost every major virtualization blog site (,, Virtualization Practice, The VirtualizationReview, VDI Smackdown), we are starting to become a known entity.  


try out the free trial of Version 3.0 and tell us what you think!

Key additions include:


ScrewDrivers was released today


Tricerat has released their latest version of ScrewDrivers v4, the new version includes many new features and bug fixes. You can downlod the new ersion at

When upgrading to ScrewDrivers 4.5 on the server, it is highly recommended  that you also upgrade your clients in order to take full advantage of the new features!

Change History
Change History
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (6/29/2010)
 - Fixed - client install issue with ICA per-user install (not copying sdica6.dll) 
 - Fixed - uninstall of sd from module.ini when sd is only entry on VirtualDriver line
 - Fixed - printers not cleaned up on a forced logoff after disconnect if SD configured to not delete on disconnect
 - Fixed - crash when uncaching printer info
 - Added - CapsVersion value stored in registry in order to detect need for requery
 - Fixed - Windows 2000 support now operating again
 - Fixed - misc minor driver output quality issues (6/11/2010)
 - Added - improved support for watermarks (5/28/2010)
 - Intermediate build for Simplify Suite 5.3

Simplify Suite 5.3.0 Released


triCerat have released a new version of Simplify Suite
5.3.00 Change History


Localization support, languages coming soon
SQL Connection Optimization
Add support for clusters with different names
Support option for database name
Scan all application objects to check for updated hash values
Filter existing application objects from Learn Mode dialog
Reporting on which owners an object is assigned.
Re-apply policy settings to override any restore operations
Log Activation errors to the local Event Log



Cluster configuration dialog as offset tabs
Database shared connection fail
Primary group does not check for nested groups or parents
RegSet - Set operations that include environment variables should set the type to REG_EXPAND_SZ
RegDiff crashes on 0 sized data
Correct Simplify Console value for Printer UI - Export, Save As Type.
Importing application with apostrophe in path fails
Lockdown handle leaks
DatabaseUpdate is failing when the default server collation is case sensitive.
Simplify Printing SOB - save server data when user refreshes or imports printers

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