by Adam Armstrong

Nutanix And Citrix Partner To Drive Down App & Desktop Virtualization Costs

Today Nutanix Inc. announced that it is working with Citrix in an effort to drive down the costs and the complexities of developing new applications and desktop virtualization environments. Nutanix is also announcing that its Acropolis solution has been verified as Citrix ready, meaning that Acropolis solutions can now power XenDesktop and Citrix XenApp products. Combining their technologies, the two companies can provide a complete, simple, scalable and cost-effective solution for delivering virtual desktops and applications.

Nutanix’ Xtreme Computing Platform, which runs the Acropolis Hypervisor, has been verified as Citrix ready for XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6, as well as NetScaler and ShareFile. This gives customers a choice of infrastructure solutions that power their XenApp and XenDesktop implementations. Customers will also have a choice over supported hypervisors for their VDI initiatives.

As we previously stated, Nutanix Acropolis builds off of Nutanix flagship hyperconverged product incorporating an innovative open platform for virtualization and application mobility. Acropolis allows IT to choose the applications that best fit their organizations needs. Infrastructure decisions are made based off of application performance and scalability as well as economic considerations. Acropolis is made up of three components: Distributed Storage Fabric (enabling common web-scale services across multiple storage protocols), App Mobility Fabric (delivers powerful VM placement, VM migration, and VM conversion, as well as cross-hypervisor high availability and integrated disaster recovery), and Acropolis hypervisor (a native hypervisor based off of Linux KVM). Customers using the Acropolis hypervisor should see lower overall costs and quicker deployments.

Citrix’s XenApp and XenDesktop work on a number of devices and network connections and give customers the flexibility and security needed to mobilize businesses. The two technologies combined provide a complete, simple, scalable and cost-effective solution for delivering virtual desktops and applications.

Mutual customers can expect:

  • Deploy a complete virtual desktop solution in just hours without requiring specialized storage skills
  • Scale VDI infrastructure from small pilots to large-scale production environments with tens of thousands of users predictably, with high performance to deliver a high fidelity VDI user experience
  • Lower overall infrastructure costs by eliminating the need procure and manage separate virtualization software

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