Blog entry authored by Stephen Lyle, Sr. Director @ Citrix, Strategic Alliances, HP

When one looks at the partnerships Citrix has developed with leading players in the IT industry over the years, the alliance which has the broadest range of products, services and solutions is with HP, the world’s largest technology company.

Together, HP and Citrix offer a full suite of products and services to support joint solutions for powering mobile workstyles and cloud services. We deliver integrated and validated solutions, enabling customers to:

  • Work from anywhere, anytime, on any device
  • Secure mission-critical data
  • Enable business agility
  • Simplify IT deployment

HP and Citrix – Moonshot HDI partnership

Citrix was a gold-level sponsor at the recent HP Discover event in Barcelona, Spain.  The theme for this year was: “It’s time to build a better enterprise.  Together.”  HP and Citrix lived up to the headline with HP’s announcement of the HP ConvergedSystem 100 for Hosted Desktops, a preconfigured system built specifically to work with Citrix XenDesktop.

HP is positioning this groundbreaking solution as the first hosted desktop system tailor-made for knowledge workers.  The solution is also the first desktop virtualization workload available on HP’s new Moonshot server platform.

Above: Two views of the breakthrough HP ConvergedSystem 100 for Hosted Desktops

Powered by the HP Moonshot ProLiant m700 server, AMD Opteron processors and Citrix XenDesktop, the new solution delivers dedicated ‘PC-on-a-chip’ resources to support workers who need the power of a full desktop, including business graphics and multimedia content.  Close collaboration between HP and Citrix on engineering, development, support and integration allows for faster time to deployment, increased security, and guaranteed uptime.

Find out more about the ConvergedSystem 100 for Hosted Desktops solution here: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/products/solutions/product-detail.html?oid=6636567#!tab=features

Deploying XenDesktop 7 with HP

In other alliance news HP’s Enterprise Client Virtualization solution was recently thoroughly tested with Citrix XenDesktop 7.  Access the HP brochure (PDF 404 KB) for more information.

XenDesktop 7 is designed to help businesses mobilize Windows apps while simplifying desktop delivery and access. This latest version keeps intellectual property secure and maintains data privacy for reduced cost and management.

HP reference architectures (RAs) integrated with Citrix XenDesktop can save time and effort with Login VSI-validated configurations, sample bills of material, and best practices for architecting compute, storage and networking specifically for client virtualization.

The new HP ConvergedSystem 100 for Hosted Desktops, together with HP’s CV solution with
HP 3PAR StoreServ storage and XenDesktop provide customers the broadest choice, along with useful blueprints for simplifying, designing, ordering, and deploying Client Virtualization with Citrix.