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HP & Citrix remove the guesswork in deploying virtualized desktop solutions

Travis Kuter
HP EG Strategic Alliances - Citrix


While every SMB business can recognize the productivity gains made possible by supporting mobile workstyles, they can also see the potential for increased complexity, rising support costs, and security breaches. HP and Citrix remove those worries by providing a solution that securely and cost-effectively supports the mobile workforce—delivered as a simple, complete reference architecture for deploying desktop virtualization.


Based on the HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8 Server and Citrix VDI-in-a-Box, the HP Client Virtualization SMB Reference Architecture for Citrix VDI-in-a-Box is an appliance-like configuration that removes the guesswork from deploying a virtualized desktop solution.


So exactly what are we announcing?


HP is thrilled to add Citrix Personal vDisk technology to our HP Client Virtualization SMB Reference Architecture for Citrix VDI-in-a-Box 5.1.


Citrix VDI-in-a-Box 5.1 enables single instance management to support personalized as well as pooled virtual desktops. Rather than juggling the demands of managing persistent desktops, IT can maintain a single master copy of desktop images while preserving the personalization of user applications and data. This dramatically reduces recurring management overhead and lowers datacenter storage costs.


If you’re now saying, “So what”?” Take a look:


  • HP and Citrix optimization have increased the number of users per server by 50% over previous configurations.
  • The reference architecture defines both 75- and 150-user configurations based on the HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8 server and the Citrix® VDI-in-a-Box™ software
  • Users can self-select their applications through remote devices across the network 24/7
  •  Simplified deployments can be completed in less than two hours without the need for additional infrastructure such as management servers, SQL databases or storage area networks (SANs).
  • Experience reduced storage costs by up to 65% without the need to create and store multiple desktop images for each user.
  • Enjoy increased performance with HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8 Servers that automatically balance workloads across each server so capacity remains unchanged and workflow is not disrupted.

And why choose HP and Citrix over the competition? Very simply:

  • Predictable, repeatable cost and performance: HP  client virtualization reference architectures are thoroughly tested in HP and Citrix labs to provide predictable, repeatable cost, and performance – whether you use a single stand-alone HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8 Server or a grid that includes multiple servers, the performance capacity per server remains unchanged.
  • Integrated solution-level performance – To reduce the demands on your IT staff, we’ve validated all the software and hardware components, so everything works correctly, right out of the box.
  • Faster time to production: Rather than spend time validating sizing and performance metrics, you can rapidly deploy one HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8 Server with the integrated storage, management, and Citrix software to support a prescribed number of productivity workers.  Need to support more users?  Just add another server.


joyfax | ‎11-07-2012 01:25 AM

Great help to me,
thank you.

Best regards: Joyfax Server

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