Last October, Nutanix announced plans to add support for Citrix XenServer with the introduction of a tech preview at .NEXT on Tour in San Francisco. Since then, Nutanix and Citrix product teams have collaborated to bring the unique benefits of XenDesktop with XenServer to the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform. As of May 1, 2017, with the release of Nutanix AOS 5.1, those benefits are now available to everyone.

Many of you are already aware of the advantages of XenDesktop running on top of XenServer, including accelerated Provisioning Services performance and enhanced vGPU capabilities, providing the best end-user graphics experience possible anywhere. But, did you also know that Nutanix has added even more benefits to XenDesktop together with XenServer? These include:

  • Simplified storage management via a specialized storage management plug-in called Nutanix SR
  • Nutanix Fast-Clone, enabling clones to be created in only seconds
  • Detailed capacity and performance stats of XenServer hosts and VMs available in Prism
  • Prism-based guest virtual machine console access
  • 1-click upgrade support for XenServer updates
  • NVIDIA M10 and M60 GPU support

We have also seen great customer momentum with Nutanix over the past year, here are a couple of success stories:

Cornerstone Home Lending
Cardinal Innovations

Working together, Nutanix and Citrix have eliminated the time and complexity to deploy and manage VDI while at the same time deliver the rich desktop experience you expect with XenDesktop on the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform, all of which lets you experience VDI as it was meant to be.

Nutanix is a Platinum sponsor of Citrix Synergy 2017 (Orlando, FL from May 23-25, 2017). Be sure to stop by their booth #204 and check out their breakout sessions:

  • Thursday, May 25th 10:30am-11:15am:  SYN305 Citrix Provisioning Survival Guide
  • Thursday, May 25th 1:30-2:15pm:  SYN150 How Fairway Mortgage enabled extraordinary growth with Nutanix Enterprise Cloud
  • Nutanix is also our SYN851 Diversity in Technology sponsor titled: Making Ordinary Teams Extraordinary: Why it Pays to Tap the Power and Potential of Your team.

See you at Citrix Synergy 2017!

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