Today we are excited to unveil a tech preview of our upcoming Branch Repeater VPX for Hyper-V at Microsoft TechEd in New Orleans. This tech preview makes Citrix the first and only WAN Optimization vendor[1] as well as the first and only Microsoft Networking Alliance partner to announce a virtual WAN Optimization appliance for Microsoft Hyper-V.

IT is increasingly moving toward a virtualized world – from virtualizing servers and storage in the datacenter to desktops in offices and now to the new frontiers – branch offices and networks. As virtualization enters a hyper growth phase and our customers establish virtualization on these new frontiers, we remain committed to supporting Branch Repeater VPX on all the leading type-1 hypervisors – Citrix XenServer, Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware ESX.

The tech preview of Branch Repeater VPX for Hyper-V comes less than 100 days after we introduced Branch Repeater VPX for XenServer. Organizations have a variety of branch offices. Some are suited for the plug-n-play of consolidated ‘Windows + WAN optimization’ hardware appliances from a single vendor. Others are equipped for and require the flexibility of virtual appliances to support broader applications and non-Windows systems in the branch. While VMware ESX has been prevalent in customers’ datacenters, Microsoft infrastructure is more prevalent in their branch offices.

Branch Repeater 5.7 (supports Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2) and this tech preview enable customers address such a mix of branch offices, delivering a high-definition HDX experience, enabling server consolidation and server centralization.

If you are interested, we will directly help you acquire the tech preview and documentation. Please contact your Citrix representative or drop me a note.

If you are in the wonderful city of New Orleans for Microsoft Tech Ed this week, please drop by our Citrix booth for a special preview of Branch Repeater VPX for Hyper-V.

Sai Allavarpu

1 Vendors as shown in the 2009 Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization Controllers

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