Find out how Nexenta is partnering with Citrix to eventually help implement XenDesktop solutions for small and medium customers.

I am pleased to announce that we have partnered with Nexenta, a premier Citrix Ready partner to deliver a jointly produced white paper focused on a converged infrastructure Citrix Ready validated solution stack for software-defined VDI workloads. It is based on Citrix XenDesktop 7.6, Citrix XenServer 6.5, NexentaStor Software-Defined Storage, and industry-standard x86 servers with local storage. The white paper also highlights the performance in tests of scalability and reliability.

IT decision makers, architects, and partners who are seeking to implement XenDesktop solutions for their small and medium customers would find this solution stack ideal. It starts at a minimal 4U rack unit of physical space and can present 345 desktops at a full workload. In addition, it can scale to provide up to a 1000 desktops via a 6U backed by a NexentaStor hybrid array and all flash performance.

Citrix and Nexenta have worked as close partners over the past few years to produce and deliver scalable, secure, and reliable VDI workloads, with a focus on cost-efficiency, lowering complexity and reducing the risks of deployment.

At Citrix, we see strong value for our joint customers and know they will benefit from this Citrix Ready verified converged infrastructure solution stack. Take a look at this on the Citrix Ready Marketplace.

This project was the result of collaboration and execution between the Citrix Solutions Lab and Nexenta. The Solutions Lab partnered with Nexenta to host and execute the testing at our lab facility in Santa Clara. The Solutions Lab focuses on the design, build, and validation of “real world” customer environments and this project was a testament to this. For more information on the Solutions Lab, please visit our web site @


Through the Citrix Ready program, we’ve made it easy for customers to identify complementary products and solutions that can enhance Citrix environments. This program helps them identify verified solutions that are trusted to enhance virtualization, networking, and cloud computing solutions from Citrix. Consequently, it facilitates our customers to select the most suitable virtualization infrastructure products for their specific needs.

The Citrix Ready designation is awarded to third-party products that have successfully met verification criteria set by Citrix, and gives customers an added confidence in the compatibility of the joint solution offering. The Citrix Ready program leverages industry-leading alliances across the Citrix partner eco-system to meet a wide variety of customer needs. It currently incorporates partners who have demonstrated more than 27,000 product verifications, which can easily be found in the Citrix Ready Marketplace.