The recently released Cisco Validated Design (CVD) for XenDesktop 7.1 is creating quite a buzz. If you are looking to implement desktop virtualization, the turnkey nature of FlexPod infrastructure creates a compact, powerful, and reliable solution for XenDesktop 7.1. Find the full report published by Cisco here.
Since the launch of XenDesktop 7 last year in May, 7.1 release follows a new unified FlexCast Management Architecture for provisioning all Windows apps and desktops either on hosted-shared RDS servers or VDI-based virtual machines. The new architecture combines simplified and integrated provisioning with personalization tools. Whether you are creating a system to deliver just apps or complete desktops, Citrix XenDesktop 7.1 leverages common policies and cohesive tools to govern infrastructure resources and access.
In a constant effort of design optimization, testing and validation based on latest FlexPod infrastructure, we are excited to present you with a Cisco Validated Design (CVD) that lays out architecture for a cost-effective virtual desktop infrastructure solution scaling 2000 seats. The infrastructure is fully virtualized on VMware vSphere ESXi 5.1 hypervisor platform and hosted on third generation Cisco UCS B200-M3 blade servers and NetApp FAS3200-series storage array. Citrix Provisioning Server 7.1 manages desktop images for a mixed workload of XenDesktop hosted shared desktops (1450) and pooled hosted virtual Windows 7 desktops (550), which is common for many customer scenarios.
Join us to hear first-hand from architects panel – Cisco, NetApp and Citrix. And learn how to optimize your desktop virtualization deployments that is built with scale in mind – both for large departmental and enterprise-wide rollouts. Some of the topics we are discussing include:
- Architecting Citrix XenDesktop 7.1 with Cisco UCS and NetApp FAS
- Scaling XenDesktop 7.1 on FlexPod with ESXi 5.1 Hypervisor platform
- Key findings and results from solution testing and validation
March 27, 2014
10 am PT/ 1 pm ET