One of the biggest challenges in virtualization technology? Ensuring a high-quality user experience. People expect real-time response from virtual apps and desktops, regardless of network quality and location. Too often, however, deploying virtual desktop infrastructure means giving users a less-than-ideal experience. It’s not enough to simply offer virtual apps and desktops. You need to provide the right solution—one that’s able to adapt to a wide variety of variables to deliver the best user experience at all times. This is precisely what the high definition experience (HDX) technology behind Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is for.
For your users to get as much as possible out of the VDI desktop experience, responsiveness is key. Slow connections already exasperate 60% of employees1. If a virtual desktop is plagued with lag times, those frustrations will become even more magnified. From your users’ perspectives, there’s no reason a complex 3D graphic should run any less smoothly in a virtual desktop than it does within the native environment. With HDX 3D Pro and other specialized technologies, it won’t. Cutting-edge display techniques ensure crystal-clear voice and video, enabling users to collaborate with pixel-perfect imagery even in the presence of packet loss, congestion, high-latency and jitter that’s commonly experienced with broadband wireless and mobile networks. Adding Citrix SD-WAN ensures HDX quality of service for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops by optimizing connections from branches, home users and clouds. With Remote PC Access capabilities, users can leverage graphics or processing-intensive workloads from their physical PCs, too.
With 44% of IT budgets already on the rise to replace outdated solutions2, it helps to have breakthrough technology that won’t require extra investments. Citrix HDX technology is baked into every edition of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, giving you an instant advantage. Only Citrix provides an app experience that truly recreates the experience of traditional Linux and Windows 10 PCs, while allowing you to make the most of your existing resources. You’ll not only provide better image quality for highly animated workloads and server-rendered video, but do it without the need for infrastructure investments. And with built-in USB redirection for HDX printing, scanning, drawing tablets and other peripherals, users can access all of the same devices they’d have with a traditional desktop—within the security of a high-performing VDI environment.
More and more enterprises are looking to reduce capital expenditures by turning to unified communications (UC) tools such as Microsoft Teams. But while these solutions offer tremendous benefits for collaboration, it can be difficult to ensure the ideal user experience in virtualized environments. Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops eliminates this issue. Thanks to optimization created in close collaboration with Microsoft engineers, users get a fully native experience when using Microsoft Teams or Skype for Business. With increased server scalability and a faster path for audio-video traffic, Citrix HDX technology is the only Microsoft-endorsed solution for delivering unified communications solutions in a virtual environment. These optimizations are supported in Office 365 as well as on-premises, all while keeping sensitive chat data secure in the data center.