Citrix announced XenClient 2.1 today in Peter Blum’s technical overview of the release. So, now that you know what is in it, what does it mean for your business?
XenClient is FAST
With XenClient 2, we received excellent feedback about the end user performance. In fact, one of our early adopters had this to say about the technology.
Running separate Windows XP and Windows 7 virtual desktops with XenClient on my laptop showed no noticeable differences from running the OS environments on the laptop directly. I am impressed with the performance and ease-of-use of XenClient and what it can do for any business.” – Erik Gilreath, IT Consultant & System Administrator, Grand Rapids, Michigan
In addition to great end user performance, XenClient 2.1 can now accelerate the update process for end users with its new dynamic layering feature. For more information on how this works, see Peter Blum’s blog.
XenClient XT is an edition of XenClient specifically designed for enabling multi-level, secure local virtual desktops. It was built to meet the most extreme isolation, security, and performance requirements for local virtual desktops in public sector customer environments. With XenClient 2.1, all of these great benefits are now extended to laptops and we are starting to see tremendous interest from other highly regulated industries in this solution. What’s the draw? Extreme security! That’s what interested Dr. Ryan Durante from Air Force Research Labs in this technology. During his session at Citrix Synergy Barcelona, he stated the following.
SecureView, the name of the government program that uses XenClient XT as the basis for a multi-level workstation, achieved the highest level of approvals from the NIST 800-53 Security Controls Catalogue available today. Those approvals are:Confidentiality: High, Integrity: High Availability: Medium”
XenClient supports GLOBAL BUSINESS
The XenClient 2.1 user interface is now available in English, French, Spanish, German, Simplified Chinese and Japanese. Here is what Mitch Parker, Vice President and General Manager of Citrix Systems’ Client Virtualization Division, has to say about our international vision.
“We’ve seen tremendous demand for XenClient all over the world. As a global company with over 10,000 partners in 100 countries, we are committed to the global marketplace. The localization of XenClient not only enables more users to adopt XenClient, it also helps businesses meet the needs of their increasingly global and mobile workforce.”
The XenClient eco-system is GROWING
Since we launched XenClient in 2009, we’ve had several partners endorse the technology. Today, you can read what Intel, Dell, HP, Microsoft and Lenovo have to say about XenClient here. At Citrix Synergy Barcelona, Login Consultants announced a XenClient and Microsoft Systems Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) Integration Toolkit. You can read more about the announcement from Citrix and from Login Consultants. Another partner we are showcasing at Citrix Synergy Barcelona is RES Software. You can view a new demonstration of Citrix XenClient and RES Workspace Manager here. Finally, we continue to grow our PC OEM relationships and expand our XenClient HCL. Stay tuned for more information in this regard.
Try XenClient TODAY!
XenClient 2.1 will be available by the end of the year. If you haven’t had a chance to try XenClient, there is no need to wait. You can download XenClient 2 here. Be sure to connect with us online so you can keep abreast of the latest XenClient developments and be the first to know when XenClient 2.1 is available for download. You can follow us on Twitter and Facebook. You can also visit our XenClient product page for more information about the product. Check out our XenClient forum for technical discussions about the product.