Solutions Certification Engineering

Solutions Certification Engineering

Certified Storage Solutions for Our Clients

Storage products are only useful when they support the key applications required by customers. Vendors have to ensure compatibility across platforms, servers, storage, and key applications. Through our certified storage solutions process, we provide our client the services of our extensive technology lab infrastructure and experienced systems engineers to assist in getting products certified and ready for market. This requires installing the key applications, testing to see that they run without errors, and certifying them so that customers can buy them with certainty and confidence.

Our certification programs include:

Microsoft Windows Logo Program

Microsoft Certified

300+ successfully completed WHQL submissions across multiple products. The Windows Logo Program is designed to help companies deliver compatible and reliable systems, hardware, and software products. Vedams provides certified storage testing services using Microsoft’s approved test tools to certify that the product complies with Microsoft Logo Program requirements. WHQL certification is done for both BB and OEM Branding like HP. WHQL Certification Planning involves Vedams team working with both the vendor and directly with Microsoft for successful certification of storage solutions products.

VMware Ready Hardware Certification

VMware Ready Logo

VMware Ready program provides testing to ensure that the hardware supports VMware’s V-Sphere application suite. Certification enables customers to easily identify storage and server products that operate optimally in the VMware ESX ecosystem. Products tested with VMware Ready include: x86 servers, I/O devices and their drivers, Fibre Channel Storage Arrays, iSCSI Storage Arrays, NAS Devices, Thin Clients, etc.

Citrix Certification

Citrix Certified Storage Solutions

The Citrix Ready test required Vedams to follow specified set-up requirements, build, install and test the environment, execute the test suite, and upload the logs. Citrix checks the logs and issues a favorable result or asks for further clarification. This needs to be repeated on a regular basis for changes such as firmware release, a new product, and everything in between.

Linux Tested


Vedams works with the Linux community to develop and maintain the Linux-Tested program. IHVs can use the Linux-Tested program to certify their storage products are compatible with the Linux OS and have been tested for complete interoperability. Types of products tested include servers, workstations, laptops, HBAs, networking, I/O devices, KVM, UPS, and software.

Red Hat Certified Hardware


The Red Hat Certified Hardware provides testing to ensure hardware meets Red Hat’s hardware criteria when running Red Hat Enterprise Linux. End customers have the confidence of knowing the certified storage solutions and hardware systems are supported by Red Hat when running Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Benefits include: exposure on, co-branding, Red Hat support assurance, ongoing relationship with Red Hat and testing support.

Java Powered Audit Program


Vedams conducts audits of applications built using the Java framework. Application tests applications that have been submitted through the Sun Java Partner Advantage Program. Applications tested range from Java based standalone applications to enterprise client-server solutions.

Customized – Independent Product/Solution Certification

Interoperability and benchmark testing is conducted for specific storage domain components and solutions. Vedams works with leading vendors to analyze industry standards and conduct testing using both industry standard and customized certification methodologies. RAID, HBA, Caching storage solutions are testing for interoperability and benchmarking. Benchmark testing is done for SPC, Spec SFS, JetStress, SQL, and Web. Interoperability testing is conducted on Fibre Channel, iSCSI, SAN, and NAS solutions.

Technical Marketing Documentation

In addition to performing the certifications, Vedams has also produced customer-centric whitepapers and how-to guides on how best to deploy the storage in a specific environment. Check out our technical marketing capabilities.

  • Vedams was able to bring the necessary expertise and resources to meet our business objectives. What I like the most is its flexibility in their business model to meet our needs.

    Vic Jipson - VP of Engineering, SNAP Appliance
  • Our partnership with Vedams has been highly successful. The Vedams team is extremely productive and dedicated to ensuring success. Their willingness to go above and beyond has resulted in consistently meeting schedules with high quality releases despite several challenges that needed to be overcome.

    They conduct their work and business relationship with the highest degree of honesty and integrity.

    Doug DeRosia - VP of Program Management, Dot Hill Systems Corp
  • Vedams is a highly valuable addition to Xyratex’s own global product test organization. With product availability and reliability requirements being key differentiators for Xyratex in its markets, the need for exhaustive, rigorous and in-depth functional testing is critical.

    The knowledge required to perform at this level, being very data storage focused, is not easily obtained but I have been impressed by the way these skills have been cultivated and the low levels of staff turnover.

    Grahame Morrison - VP Server and Enclosure Development, Networked Storage Solutions, Xyratex International Ltd
  • Vedams was able to bring the necessary expertise and resources to meet our business objectives. What I like the most is its flexibility in their business model to meet our needs.

    Vic Jipson - VP of Engineering, SNAP Appliance
  • Vedams’s global delivery model is strongly supported by their onshore project management. Because of the seamless communication maintained by the local project managers, we were able to keep our customer’s aggressive schedules on time and on budget.

    Jim Engelking - e-business Practice Manager, RCM Technologies