The Citrix-HP Alliance continues to deliver tremendous value. Ever since HP created the Moonshot hardware platform, Citrix recognized the potential of this complete server system that has been engineered, tested and integrated for workload-specific performance, and delivered in a dense, energy-efficient package. Because there is no hypervisor or SAN topurchase, manage, or maintain, we have worked closely with HP to find new ways use this key advantage to deliver compelling mobile workspace environments with mind-blowing performance.
Two years ago, along with HP, we announced the HP Moonshot Converged System 100 (CS 100) specifically designed for XenDesktop featuring a ProLiant M700 Server cartridge.
Last November, we updated the CS100 converged system to include the HP Moonshot ProLiant m710 cartridge with the Intel E3 chipset. It has been built, tested, and validated with XenApp, which not only delivers amazing graphics, but tests have shown the capacity to scale to more than 2,300 XenApp users in one chassis.
In fact, the HP Moonshot platform, with server cartridges that are specifically designed for XenApp and XenDesktop have been so successful, Citrix has earned the HP PartnerOne Mobility Award for 2015.
And that was just the beginning of our innovation.
At Citrix Summit in January, we took our HP Moonshot collaboration to a new level, announcing the Citrix WorkspacePod by HP, an ultra-converged infrastructure solution that will dramatically reduce the cost, time and complexity to deploy XenApp and XenDesktop application and desktop delivery solutions. Designed to deliver rich apps and desktops that can scale out to thousands of users, Citrix WorkspacePod™ by HP comes with built-in high availability and enterprise-grade storage capabilities.
Citrix WorkspacePod™ Powered by HP uniquely integrates Citrix workspace infrastructure software with HP’s Moonshot platform and the HP ProLiant SL4540 storage server to integrate compute, storage and networking delivering rich apps and desktops that combine exceptional value, performance and flexibility.
Citrix WorkspacePod Powered by HP advantages include:
- Hardware savings up to 40 percent – compared to traditional SAN based architectures.
- Multiple times greater user density per rack with significant energy savings – offering three times the user density per rack at less than one watt per user.
- High performance networking – that includes integrated 40 gigabyte switching between compute and storage.
- Superior graphics performance – with integrated CPU/GPU to support rich applications and desktops with motion graphics and server-rendered video.
- Redundancy and availability – providing a fully redundant and highly available system for infrastructure, storage and workloads.
With Moonshot, Citrix and HP have redefined expectations for mobile workspace delivery cost, performance and efficiency. By delivering a complete mobile workspace solution, including XenApp, XenDesktop and XenMobile, HP Moonshot and Citrix WorkspacePod™ Powered by HP offer a user experience that can be superior to native desktops and applications, with linear scalability that matches the needs of the largest enterprise.
Want to learn more – or even better yet – want to test drive this amazing system? Then sign up and register your interest in becoming an early adopter of WorkspacePod™ by HP for a chance to be one of the few who get to preview this powerful platform. This “white glove” program brings expertise together from HP and Citrix to quickly and effectively bring your WorkspacePod to life and your mobile workspaces will be up and running quickly.
Let me wrap this up by underscoring the tremendous partnership we have together, underpinned by some fantastic joint technology. Together, we enable business mobility with our mobile workspace solutions and services. Whether it’s our joint offerings for Mobility and Workplace Services, delivered on premise or via the HP Helion Cloud, or our break-through app and desktop delivery solutions with HP Moonshot, Citrix WorkspacePod or Converged Systems, our partnership with HP is stronger than ever. We are proud to accept the HP PartnerOne Mobility Award, and believe it is further validation of the innovation and value coming from our partnership.