Managing infrastructure costs and complexity are keys to successful app and desktop virtualization delivery deployments.

This is why we are teaming up with Nutanix to offer a combined solution that includes the Nutanix hyperconverged infrastructure built on the Nutanix Acropolis hypervisor and XenApp and XenDesktop. Together, we are giving customers a simple, scalable and cost-effective solution for app and desktop virtualization. Citrix is also supporting the Acropolis hypervisor, in addition to ESXi and Hyper-V, which gives customers more choices for their infrastructure needs. Acropolis has been verified Citrix Ready® for XenApp and XenDesktop, NetScaler and ShareFile.

Deploy Faster and Scale Further

The work we’re doing with Nutanix gives customers an easier, less costly way to deploy and scale their XenApp and XenDesktop environments in comparison to competing solutions, such as vSAN and Horizon.

By building in the entire virtualization layer, the Nutanix solution shields IT from hypervisor complexities, so they can focus on the management of their app and desktop delivery environment. It can also simplify the implementation of virtual networking with NetScaler VPX and file sharing with ShareFile, which are also supported on Acropolis.

The combined solution lowers the cost and complexity of management by as much at 70 percent.

Citrix and Nutanix partners will benefit from faster sales cycles and deployments of XenApp and XenDesktop because of this simplified infrastructure set-up and provisioning that are offered as a tested and validated package that customers can easily deploy. Proof of concepts, with NetScaler and ShareFile, can be stood up in a matter of hours and scaled to production in a simple, linear fashion, ultimately providing better customer satisfaction.

This joint solution is a big step in our collaboration to drive down the costs and complexity, while offering our customers more options for supported hypervisors for their app and desktop virtualization deployments.

To learn more about how the Citrix and Nutanix joint solution can help you, attend our upcoming webinar with Christian Reilly and Nutanix’ Kees Baggerman on September 22nd. We’ll see you there!