That’s right, it’s time for yet another edition of “Grumpy Old Tech Guy.”

Back in my day, we didn’t have these fancy “Digital Workspaces.” We had Virtual Desktop Infrastructures — or VDI — and they said they would work for everyone, in every use case, and in every environment. They said if you want all the benefits of VDI, you need to source out the hardware, storage, compute fabric, network and more before you even think about the applications and desktops. In fact, they took pride in comparing our complex VDI model to a nice, gooey, seven layer cake.

As delicious as that cake was, it required multiple vendors, with multiple contracts to negotiate and subject matter experts in each of its gooey layers. And if you wanted to scale and grow that stack for another set of employees? Well, lace up your running shoes because each layer tends to be operated in its own departmental silo, with its own approvers and owners.

HCI Workspace Appliance

But wait, there is a breath of fresh air sweeping down the Las Vegas strip June 6 – 8. OK, you can laugh at that one. I’ll wait. Fresh air… Vegas… Anyhoo …

At our recent Citrix Synergy event in Orlando — in partnership with HPE — we introduced the HPE Edgeline EL4000 Intelligent Edge Workspace solution. And the solution will be showcased again at HPE Discover at the Venetian Casino.

The Edgeline solution supports the following 4 key tenets of the Citrix HCI Workspace Appliance:

  • Reduced Cost
  • Reduced Complexity
  • Support Citrix Cloud
  • Support Subscriptions

Now, if this teaser of a blog post has left you hungering for more, like the wafting, bacony scent from the all-you-can-eat buffet at a Vegas strip casino then you are in luck. Swing by the Citrix booth (Booth #105) and get your fill of the Citrix HCI Workspace Appliance.

And no, there is no 7 layer wedding cake at this Vegas chapel.