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Add pizzazz to HP VDI with Citrix XenDesktop 5.5

Citrix XenDesktop 5.5 Delivers Personal Desktop Experience with Client

Virtualization Reference Architecture for HP VirtualSystem




Architecture_Citrix_Platform.jpgCitrix Systems announced a new version of its market-leading Citrix XenDesktop® product line that adds major enhancements in personalization, user experience and rich consumer device support. With more than 150 new features and innovations, XenDesktop 5.5 represents the most significant enhancement ever to the HDX™ user experience technology. In addition, XenDesktop 5.5 gives IT the ability to deliver personal VDI desktops through the innovative “Personal vDisk” technology acquired recently from RingCube.

In June, 2011 HP announced the HP Client Virtualization Enterprise Reference Architecture with Citrix XenDesktop 5 on Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 SP1 that simplifies customer integration and testing and reduces risk for deployment.  With the right combination of compute, storage, networking, and system management, this solution


  • is tuned for client virtualization efficiency AND
  • includes options to scale up and out to meet changing customer requirements 


Customers can easily upgrade this solution to Citrix XenDesktop 5.5.


These best-in-class solutions deliver value at a level that cobbled together components and poorly coordinated partnerships cannot approach.


HP is the leader in Citrix environments with 50% of Citrix installations running on HP servers, more than on IBM and Dell combined.





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