Virtualization Winner

Dell    Dell DVS Enterprise

Dell introduced Dell DVS-Enterprise Integrated Storage for Citrix XenDesktop 7. The new solution has demonstrated results that cut the cost of VDI in half. Using local storage, the virtualized desktops are built on modular Dell PowerEdge servers and Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V infrastructure which support a range of 50 – 1,000 users in a pooled VDI environment for a compute, storage, and networking infrastructure total cost of less than $200 per user.

Virtualization Finalists

CA Technologies    CA Nimsoft Monitor for Citrix XenDesktop

CA Nimsoft Monitor for Citrix XenDesktop offers the monitoring capabilities that administrators need to establish the highest service levels for their Citrix XenDesktop-based virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environment. With CA Nimsoft Monitor, administrators can track the health, end-to-end performance and availability of all systems, applications, networks and storage infrastructure that supports the VDI environment, including the virtual desktops themselves and the Desktop Delivery Controllers in one unified intuitive user interface.

ComTrade    Management Pack for Citrix XenDesktop

ComTrade’s Management Pack for Citrix XenDesktop helps users to measure, monitor and manage XenDesktop and provides a complete end-to-end view of your entire Citrix environment from within Microsoft System Center Operations Manager. It fully integrates topology, health, and performance information into the OpsMgr console, enabling proactive control over the virtual desktop delivery process and at the same time reducing operational cost by leveraging people and processes already in place.