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Benefits of Desktop Virtualization
Customers share successful deployments of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)
Cisco and Citrix Extend Partnership
The companies will align on networking, cloud, and mobility technologies.
Cisco and Citrix have deployed tens of thousands of new virtual desktops to small and large customers around the world. Many organizations have successfully implemented Cisco Desktop Virtualization Solutions (DVS) and Cisco Virtual Workspace (VXI) Smart Solutions with Citrix XenDesktop.
Cisco and Citrix recognize the transformation taking place in enterprise networks, as companies support mobile anytime, anywhere access to enterprise applications. As a result, the two companies have aligned to deliver unique solutions for mobile workstyles and cloud services.
By combining Cisco industry-leading computing, networking, and collaboration capabilities with Citrix's desktop virtualization software, the two companies can deliver an industry-first, interactive-media, virtual desktop solution.
Cisco and Citrix recently announced a significant expansion of their successful desktop virtualization partnership into three strategic areas: cloud networking, cloud orchestration, and mobile workstyles.
Why Choose Cisco and Citrix
Give your IT organization greater efficiency, scalability, and security for successful virtual desktop deployments with Cisco VXI Cisco DVS, and Cisco VXI Smart Solutions.
When combined with industry-leading Citrix XenDesktop software, these solutions can accelerate desktop virtualization adoption and provide the foundation for the next-generation virtual workspace.
These integrated and validated solutions from Cisco and Citrix can be:
- Better for People - Enjoy a high-quality user experience on any device, from anywhere
- Better for IT - Implement a scalable, highly secure infrastructure to deliver IT as a servicee
- Better for Business - Increase agility and productivity with lower operating costs
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Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) and Desktop Virtualization
Delivered as a core building block of Cisco Desktop Virtualization Solutions ,the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) is ideally suited for hosting desktop and application virtualization by providing:
- Simplified operations for greater agility
- Massive modular scalability
- Lower operations and infrastructure costs
- Superior performance
Validated Design Guides
Learn how to deploy Citrix XenDesktop on Cisco UCS and NetApp Storage:
Cisco VXI Smart Solution with Citrix
To address the challenges of deploying desktop virtualization, Cisco and Citrix are taking an end-to-end systems approach that delivers the new virtual workspace by unifying virtual desktops, applications, voice, and video.
With this joint solution, Cisco and Citrix help IT increase business efficiency, productivity, and agility, by supporting an exceptionally flexible workspace, including voice and video to any device in any location.
Cisco VXI Smart Solution with Citrix combines Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp software with Cisco data center, network, security, and collaboration technologies. The result is an end-to-end, collaborative, virtual workspace solution that meets user's evolving workstyles, mobility, and device needs.
Reference Architecture-Based Design Citrix XenDesktop Built on FlexPod Citrix XenDesktop Using Citrix XenServer, Cisco Unified Computing System, Nexus 5000, and NetApp Storage (PDF - 4 MB)
Reference Architecture-Based Design Citrix XenDesktop Built on FlexPod Using Cisco Unified Computing System, Microsoft Hyper-V, and NetApp Storage (PDF - 11 MB)
Cisco 4000-Seat Mixed-Workload Desktop Virtualization Solution (PDF - 457 KB)