Citrix has always been in the business of making IT simpler and people more productive. We are continuing our leadership in transforming the way IT services are delivered, managed and consumed with Citrix WorkspacePod. 

For Citrix customers, WorkspacePod creates a predictable, high quality user experience while improving operational efficiency. With WorkspacePod we are bringing cloud data center economics to the enterprise by making data and workloads highly available and elastic based on business demands. Melio/WorkspacePod provides up to 2,5 million IOps, QoS and 5000 IOPS per VDI session, delivering a delightful and predictable user experience.

What is Citrix WorkspacePod?

It is a fully integrated, pre-configured software stack for partner-validated hyper-converged infrastructure. WorkspacePod runs Citrix workloads with the best scale, efficiency and price performance based on the needs of each and every enterprise – on-premises, in the cloud or as a hybrid deployment. WorkspacePod unifies Citrix workload-, compute-, storage-, and networking software stack for hyper-converged infrastructure.  By integrating leading technologies including Citrix XenServer, Sanbolic data and storage virtualization software and Citrix Lifecycle Management, infrastructure orchestration is workload driven and deployment and provisioning can be done on industry standard hardware. The key capabilities of WorkspacePod include:

  • Fully Distributed 64 bit Hypervisor and Storage Stack
  • Complete Tier1 storage and data management ability
  • Quality of Service, Data tiering, Snapshots, Geo-distribution
  • Optimized for XenApp and XenDesktop workloads

WorkspacePod represents an exciting opportunity for our ecosystem. Partners can join Citrix in entering the Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) market.  According to analysts, CIOs see the value in HCI as it helps reduce both CapEx and OpEx by reducing time of deployment, hardware cost, management and maintenance.  We are working with strategic platform partners and will be testing and validating their solutions through our Citrix Ready program.

Citrix will release WorkspacePod in 2Q 2015, powered on a number of  Citrix Ready validated hardware solutions including HP, DataOn, Dell, IBM, Cisco, with more to follow.

At our Synergy conference, taking place this week in Orlando, you can learn more about this offering and the expanded ecosystem of partners that are building solutions to jointly deliver better performance, scale and economics for our joint customers. Visit the WorkspacePod demo station in the Citrix Booth Experience.