On the fifth anniversary of the FlexPod® platform developed by Cisco and NetApp, Citrix congratulates our partners on their great success and applauds the results the converged infrastructure solution has delivered for our many joint customers.

Organizations such as Adena Health, law firm Best, Best and Krieger, and the University of São Paulo have shown the value of using Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp with FlexPod to deliver virtual desktops more quickly, at a lower cost, throughout the organization.

Delivering integrated, pre-validated storage, networking and server technologies, FlexPod enables IT to respond more effectively to business demands like virtual desktop delivery while reducing overall cost. Citrix, in partnership with Cisco and NetApp have delivered validated designs for Citrix XenDesktop on FlexPod, empowering our channel partners and customers.

Another Cisco Validated Design (CVD) recently released by Citrix, Cisco and NetApp adds even greater value for organizations with remote offices, branch offices and other satellite locations. The CVD provides a blueprint to run XenDesktop and XenApp on FlexPod Data Center with Cisco UCS Mini as a turnkey solution for desktop virtualization to speed deployment at the enterprise edge.

By standardizing the architecture, component design, configuration and management of their desktop virtualization deployments, companies can empower geographically dispersed employees more quickly, consistently and cost-effectively, and reduce ongoing management overhead and complexity. The flexible and versatile solution also enables simple, efficient scalability to support fast-growing small and mid-sized businesses.

Learn more about the latest CVD for XenDesktop and XenApp on FlexPod from this blog post by Rob Briggs, Citrix Principal Solutions Architect and Frank Anderson, Senior Solutions Architect, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Explore the possibilities of XenDesktop and XenApp on FlexPod Data Center in your organization in our infographic and solution brief.

FlexPod has enjoyed five years of well-earned success through its ability to deliver cost efficiency, operational simplicity and proven scalability for organizations seeking the business benefits of desktop virtualization. We look forward to many more years of the productive partnership among Citrix, Cisco and NetApp as we provide validated, integrated solutions to deliver better ways of working for our customers and their employees.