Through a collaborative effort code-named “Project Diamond,” the PVS and XenServer teams have developed a way to further simplify and enhance Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop deployments, adding fuel to Citrix’s “Better Together” concept.

By allowing target devices (servers and desktops) to access data directly from XenServer RAM cache instead of PVS RAM cache, network traffic that would typically pass between PVS clients and servers can be significantly reduced. This benefit, combined with the reduction in the number of read requests that need to be processed by Provisioning Servers, enables customers to achieve greater VM density, faster boot times (during boot storms) and overall improved device performance in XenApp and XenDesktop environments.

For customers interested in being among the first to experience the benefits provided by this latest integration effort, Citrix invites you to participate in its upcoming PVS/XenServer Tech Preview, currently scheduled to run from mid-November to mid-December. Customers are encouraged to take this opportunity to see for themselves how significant reductions in network traffic lead to an enhanced end-user experience and ultimately, greater productivity.

To enroll in the Tech Preview, please complete and submit the online Tech Preview Application form. Please note that a XenApp/XenDesktop Software & Maintenance Agreement must be current to participate in this tech preview.

We look forward to your participation in this program.

Andy Melmed, Senior Solutions Architect, XenServer PM

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