At Citrix Ready, we love showcasing end-to-end-solutions that customers can leverage “as it is.” Citrix provides this with an extensive partner ecosystem essential to the Citrix’s Cloud strategy.

Solutions play an important part in our lives. Let’s consider a scenario! You enter a supermarket, and the whole experience is made delightful and less cumbersome when all the items that you need are packaged or placed together, and all the details are instantly available to cross check whether or not it suits your needs.

Luckily for your business, the Citrix Ready Marketplace lets you gain that “supermarket” experience when you are looking to upgrade your datacenter. The FlexPod Data Center solution is the item you may want to consider. And the solution deployment guide (included here) has all the details that you will need to make the deployment decision and plan resources.

The FlexPod® Data Center solution combines NetApp® storage systems, Cisco® Unified Computing System servers, and Cisco Nexus fabric into a single, flexible architecture.

The FlexPod Data Center delivers:

  • Faster Infrastructure, Workload and Application provisioning
  • Improved IT Staff Productivity
  • Reduced Downtime
  • Reduce Cost of Data Center Facilities, Power, and Cooling
  • Improved Utilization of Compute Resources
  • Improved Utilization of Storage Resources

This solution is compatible with Citrix XenDesktop and you can find more details at our marketplace page: NetApp FlexPod. You can also select other Citrix Product lines such as NetScaler and ShareFile to learn their compatibilities from filter column in home page.

sThe Citrix, Cisco and NetApp partnership has a long-proven track record in fulfilling the VDI promise. This could only have been possible after stepping into customer’s shoes and solving every use case of theirs through VDI.

Another partner that helped in fulfilling this vision is, of course, NVIDIA with their GPU and vGPU technologies without which virtualizing high end graphic apps would remain a distant dream. One such case study is the WhiteWater West story and is applicable to any industry vertical such as healthcare, manufacturing or public sector that highlights Cisco, NetApp, NVIDIA GRID, SolidWorks, with Citrix XenDesktop.

Also check out our blog on Citrix Ready VDI Capacity Program Phase-II results, which is another great resource to explore storage solutions when planning your datacenter upgrade.