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IDC iView: The Business Value of Blade Infrastructure

Customers are transforming their data centers with HP BladeSystem, the world’s most advanced blade infrastructure while saving up to 68% in data center costs versus traditional infrastructure.

HP and Citrix – partners that deliver solutions across the technology spectrum

While enterprises are trying to meet their workers’ mobile workstyle demands by deploying new solutions, they are discovering that the return on investment is challenging. Success requires organizations to deploy the right solution the first time, rather than spend unnecessary time and money on multiple iterations. The bottom line: enterprises need a new way to increase flexibility and mobility without losing IT control.


HP and Citrix offer a full suite of products and services to support joint solutions for powering mobile workstyles and cloud services. 

Streamline desktop and application delivery with HP and new Citrix XenDesktop 7

 Learn how HP 3PAR StoreServ storage and HP BladeSystem deploy in a Citrix Xendesktop 7  site. Learn some of the new Excalibur highlights, deploy a virtual desktop with both local and application delivery, and how it can be managed in a single interface.

Synergistic high-tech mind meld—HP and Citrix

Today at Citrix Synergy, Citrix continues its own long legacy of delivering innovation by announcing the much anticipated Citrix XenDesktop 7.

  • We think it is going to be a rock-solid addition to the mobile market place by reinventing Windows Virtual Apps and Desktops as a service for any mobile device.
  • Though not ready for release as part of today’s announcement, HP is thrilled to have XenDesktop 7 in our own labs and we are confident the results will be well worth the wait.
  • And just for the record, we believe Citrix XenDesktop 7 aligns perfectly with HP’s own philosophy of delivering optimized app’s and data the right way, the first time.

Map out your strategy for client virtualization with this session at HP Discover

In this session you will learn  not only the solutions and services that you can leverage to reduce the complexity of planning, architecting and supporting client virtualization but also  the process  that successful companies have used  in getting to BYOD. 

Talk to the experts about HP's virtual 3D and multi-media blade solutions at HP Discover

This technical session will describe best practices, how to host graphics-accelerated VDI and offer ways to realize up to a 50 percent reduction in per- user costs.

Free your desktop apps & build a client virtualization & mobility strategy - in just one day

By virtualizing desktop and application workloads in the datacenter they become device agnostic and available anywhere, any time without the need for complex and costly reengineering of the applications estate. Deploying client virtualization as part of a holistic mobility strategy allows an organization to bridge the gap between classic desktop services and the ultra-mobile devices that are dominating the hearts and minds of users. 

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