Converged Infrastructure

Paradoxes in IT can often work to your advantage!

Author: Travis Kuter, HP Alliance Mgr for Citrix Systems


HP on the new Citrix VDI-in-box 5.1 announcement: 8-21-12


It’s that time of the year so get ready for a little techno vocab rehab.

Advancement is defined as the act of moving forward; rising in excellence; improving.


There is no doubting there are great gains, profit and advantage to continuous advancements. We strive for advancement in technology, culturally, and personally. As a company built on a long heritage and legacy of innovation and advancement, HP tend to feed off of continuous advancement.


It’s precisely for this reason HP is thrilled about today’s Citrix release of the new turbo charged version of Citrix VDI-in-a-box 5.1.


This release brings substantial advancements in stability and flexibility. While that may seem like a paradox, it’s not.  Along with support for Windows Server 2008R2 and Windows 8 (beta)  plus other significant advances, release 5.1 introduces Personal vDisk technology. This gives IT managers the ability to retain single image management of pooled and streamed desktops, while simultaneously giving users the ability to install applications and even change their own desktop settings.


So what? Well, this now gives users flexibility through personalization and customization, and gives IT stability by retaining control of management and security policies.


HP and Citrix have already begun aligning engineering resources in order to make Citrix VDI-in-a-box 5.1 another distinctive in our already successful line-up of joint solutions.


Recently, HP and Citrix made substantial advancements together by introducing the HP Client Virtualization SMB Reference Architecture for Citrix VDI-in-a-Box for release 5.0. That announcement was a game-changer for SMB’s. Why? We combined Citrix VDI-in-box 5.0 software with the explosive performance of the HP DL380p Gen8 Server. No ordinary server. The HP DL380p Gen8 Server contains $300M of HP R & D, 150 new innovations, and 900 filed patents. We then bolted on the super-efficient HP Smart Zero Client or HP Flexible Thin Client end-points to give our SMB customers the freedom to securely drive BYOD and mobile workforce initiatives.  This solution is the essence of simplicity, performance, and quality all at a price nearly anyone can afford.


HP looks forward to serving our customers by supporting many more engineering advancements like those found in Citrix VDI-in-a-box 5.1.


To see other HP and Citrix reference architectures visit the HP client virtualization website.

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