Today, Citrix and HPE announced a new hyper converged VDI appliance that promises to simplify and accelerate secure app and desktop deployments for mid-sized businesses.

The all-in-one compute, software-defined and intelligent desktop virtualization appliance enables partners to deploy apps and desktops in minutes in mid-sized and remote branch office (ROBO) enterprises. The solution brings two industry leading products together. The HPE Hyper Converged 380 (HC 380) with Citrix XenDesktop, is based on the world’s most deployed server, the HPE ProLiant DL380. XenDesktop is the industry leader in desktop and app virtualization.

Mid-sized customers and ROBO enterprises are embracing the concept of hyper converged integrated systems (HCIS). The lower up-front costs, modularity and scalability offer resource-constrained organizations fast deployment, simplified maintenance and opportunities for automation. Hyper converged solutions tuned for XenDesktop eliminate much of the guesswork involved with deploying infrastructure, virtual apps and desktops, making it easier and faster to configure and manage.

It’s all about managing your dollars and your personnel. You need to stay competitive at enterprise-scale, while making the most of your resources and investment. Critically, better-enabling app and desktop delivery maximizes business value. Citrix XenDesktop, with XenApp built in, allows customers to boost employee productivity, while streamlining IT operations and securing sensitive data.

We’re excited to partner with HPE so we can help our joint customers realize these goals.

The HPE HC 380 comes with a number of unique features that allow customers to take advantage of the benefits of hyper converged environments today and provide them with a roadmap to a composable infrastructure future when they are ready.

The HPE HC 380 intuitive User Experience (UX) management software offers a simple user experience that is easy to manage on a desktop or mobile device. Self-install is fast and easy from power on to “ready” in minutes, which allows users to spend more time innovating while increasing productivity and flexibility. From the HC 380’s single management pane, IT generalists can update firmware and drivers in only three clicks, without service interruption, reducing the potential for errors and increasing uptime. It also provides customers with flexible options to find the right-sized appliance for their budget. Offering a two-node hyper-converged appliance, HPE enables customers to grow and affordably scale-out to up to 16 nod

The combination of Citrix and HPE joining together to offer mid-sized companies and enterprises the benefits of hyper converged infrastructure for app and desktop delivery is a huge win for our joint customers – and our joint partners.

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