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Can’t beat lower cost, less complexity, higher performance: Citrix XenDesktop on HP CV Gen8

Author:  David Heisey, Manager Client Virtualization R&D - ISS


HP direct attached storage (DAS) delivers tremendous benefits for Citrix XenDesktop deployments on HP client virtualization (CV) Gen8 reference architectures. 


Lower cost & complexity

  • $10’s/user vs. $100’s/user (DAS vs. SAN)
  • No complex SAN administration

Higher performance

  • HP SmartDrives with 100%* more storage capacity and 200% performance boost with new HP Smart Array controllers (P721m)
  • DAS RAID1 drives today perform better than previous generation RAID0
  • Equal to or better performance than expensive SAN’s
  • 214 Login VSI max unmatched in the market

Simplified architecture designed for  growth/scalability

  • Modular, all storage/compute in the same box/rack
  • Can scale from SMB through Enterprise data centers


Check out this blog for more information on how HP uses Login VSI to determine the optimal user count for client virtualization installations. 35% improvement of VDI user density with HP ProLiant BL460c Gen8 & Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 & PVS 6.1


Take advantage of complete solutions that have been fully tested, pre-sized, and optimized; and let HP CV reference architectures help you deliver a simpler, quicker installation..


  • HP has the most complete (and current) set of validated solutions and offers in the market for XenDesktop
  • HP continues to lower the barrier-to-entry for businesses evaluating Client Virtualization solutions
  • HP to date has the highest scaling solutions in market  (both for XenDesktop and VDI-in-a-Box) - both per server, and total solution stack scalability 


Want to know more about one of the most utilized client virtualization solutions?  Come talk to Kirk at the HP booth at VMworld to hear about HP Client Virtualization Gen8 Reference Architecture for Citrix XenDesktop on VMware vSphere.

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