Citrix XenServer is a leading server virtualization and hypervisor management platform that lowers the total cost of ownership for application, desktop, cloud and server virtualization infrastructures. Consolidation and containment of workloads on XenServer enables organizations of any vertical or size to transform their business IT compute infrastructures, tackling the IT datacenter challenges of today’s modern businesses.
Best performance for XenApp and XenDesktop
XenServer delivers best-in-class performance for application and desktop virtualization. With tight integration into Microsoft environments, and included license entitlements for XenApp and XenDesktop, XenServer is the perfect virtualization platform for Citrix workloads.
Only XenServer includes support for Intel’s virtual graphics (GVT-g), plus support for Linux graphical desktops with NVIDIA GRID vGPU and market-leading NVIDIA scalability to provide a superior user experience. It maximizes VM density and performance, while reducing infrastructure storage costs through In-Memory Read-Cache and IntelliCache.
XenServer regularly introduces innovative security features, such as XenServer Direct Inspect APIs, which represent a paradigm shift for virtual infrastructure protection. These APIs move the protection of VMs to the host, leaving viruses and malware nowhere to hide inside the guest OS. XenServer Direct Inspect APIs enable security vendor partner integrations to offer “better than physical” protection against malicious activity with this truly agentless solution.
XenServer enables IT to consolidate and contain a significant number of datacenter servers, allowing greater utilization of existing hardware resources. With significant performance and capacity gains in CPU cores, host RAM, VM RAM and virtual disks per VM, as well as innovative features like Storage XenMotion, Shared-Nothing Migration, Health Check and integration with Microsoft Windows Update Services for automatic Windows VM driver updates, XenServer helps IT administrators maximize efficiencies within their infrastructure, eliminate planned outages and minimize unplanned ones.