How do you take cost out of Total Cost of Ownership? Introducing Nutanix InstantON VDI for Citrix

At Citrix Synergy 2016, our strategic partner, Nutanix, introduced their new solution InstantON VDI for Citrix.

We know what our customers want. We’ve talked to them and we listened. Which is why Nutanix InstantON VDI so compelling. In many ways, this is the answer to so many of our customer challenges – reduce spend, improve manageability, simplify deployment and deliver great performance.

This solution can get as low as $415 per desktop at SRP, including Citrix licenses and three years of maintenance and enough performance to support a mix of task and knowledge workers. This solution offers our customers a full stack, end-to-end VDI solution that delivers an enterprise level experience at an affordable price point.

So what does it take to implement a successful, cost-effective VDI project? Of course, it requires the industry-leading app and desktop virtualization solution from Citrix, but that’s just the first step. Not only do you need Citrix XenDesktop, but you also need the right server, storage, hypervisor, and networking resources to guarantee your users receive the best possible experience at any time.

Nutanix is leveraging their Enterprise cloud platform to integrate VDI compute, storage and network capacity with built-in virtualization resources (so you don’t have to pay the vTax to VMware) to deliver a full stack appliance that can be deployed in minutes via scale-out clusters that make it easy to start small, with as few as 300 users, and grow on-demand linearly to the thousands. By consolidating all VDI components including both Nutanix Enterprise Cloud and Citrix XenDesktop, and combining with low cost endpoints, such as the sub-$99 Citrix HDX Ready Pi device, the total cost of the InstantON VDI solution can be less than that of a physical desktop – both to acquire and manage over time.

To give you even more incentive to get started right away, Nutanix has announced that all customers who purchase InstantON VDI before July 31, 2016 will be eligible to receive:

  • Complimentary upgrades to Acropolis Ultimate – the full suite of Nutanix software capabilities to tackle complex multi-site deployments and security requirements
  • Complimentary upgrades to Prism Pro – the comprehensive Nutanix systems management solution that includes advanced virtual machine intelligence, operations and automation capabilities
  • Complimentary VDI deployment planning guidance through a Nutanix Workshop
  • Two complimentary training passes for Nutanix Online Plus with Labs

With Citrix recognized as the leader in app and desktop virtualization and Nutanix recognized as a leader in hyper-converged infrastructure, Nutanix InstantON VDI for Citrix makes VDI more affordable today than ever before and enables you to start small, deploy fast, and expedite your ROI.

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