Nutanix has officially announced support for Citrix XenServer 7.1 to its list of supported hypervisors with the release of Nutanix Acropolis Operating System 5.1, taking the Citrix—Nutanix partnership to a new level.

Citrix customers running Nutanix Enterprise Cloud can now take advantage of all of the unique benefits of XenServer – including key functionality, such as new Provisioning Services (PVS) Accelerator technology that results in up to 25% faster desktop boot up times, up to 98% lower network bandwidth usage, and up to 93% reduced CPU usage – only available with XenServer. As a leader in hypervisor security, XenServer, together with Bitdefender, enabled the first-ever Hypervisor Introspection (HVI) solution that offers real-time memory scanning and monitoring to provide unparalleled protection against targeted threats. Recognized as the most integrated server virtualization platform for XenApp and XenDesktop workloads, XenServer provides enterprise-class features that easily handle different workload types, mixed operating systems, and storage or networking configurations. Best of all, XenServer is included – at no additional charge – with every XenApp and XenDesktop purchase.

With Nutanix extending support to XenServer, Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop customers have even more choices for application and desktop delivery infrastructure within their enterprise cloud environments. In addition to XenServer, you can also choose to deliver XenApp and XenDesktop workloads on the Nutanix Acropolis (AHV) infrastructure platform, Microsoft Hyper-V, Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services or VMware vSphere, making XenApp and XenDesktop the most flexible digital workspace solution in the market.

Together, Citrix and Nutanix are redefining virtual workspace infrastructure by offering an integrated solution that delivers the security, scalability, and pay-as you grow economics IT demands for cost effective app and desktop delivery, while providing a predictable, high definition user experience that enables employees to work safely and securely from anywhere.

Download XenServer today to get started, or request an Enterprise edition trial.

Check out the XenServer-Nutanix Integration Guide and the Citrix XenServer on Nutanix Administration Guide for more information.

Citrix and Nutanix will be demonstrating XenServer on Nutanix Enterprise Cloud at Citrix Synergy, May 23-25, 2017 in Orlando, FL.  Visit the Citrix Synergy Demo Pod 15a and Nutanix at booth #204 to learn more.

See you at Citrix Synergy 2017!

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