Benefits of Desktop Virtualization
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Why Cisco and Citrix
Give your IT Organization the efficiency, scalability, and security required for successful virtual desktop deployments. Cisco Desktop Virtualization solutions, combined with industry-leading Citrix XenDesktop software, can accelerate desktop virtualization and VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) adoption.
These solutions help enable IT to provide users with a productive, mobile, and highly secure work environment anywhere on multiple devices. They do so through a set of scalable, simplified, and cost-effective data center infrastructures tailored to different delivery models, use cases, and scalability requirements.
Cisco 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 deterministic performance
Desktop IT managers can now benefit from the combined strengths of Cisco UCS and Citrix XenDesktop. Deploy and easily scale virtual desktops, free of the guesswork traditionally associated with sizing, installing, and expanding virtual infrastructure.
Customers of all sizes who want to implement desktop virtualization can confidently deploy a "day-1" infrastructure that provides an optimized balance of memory, I/O capacity, and CPU processing power. The result is a price-to performance ratio that delivers significantly lower incremental costs as virtual desktop seats are added.
With Cisco and Citrix solutions, desktops can easily be delivered as a service from a single integrated platform. Now IT can quickly scale up and down desktop services on demand to meet changing business needs and proactively protect against unplanned downtime.
Cisco Validated Designs for Desktop Virtualization with Citrix XenDesktop
- Cisco Solution for EMC VSPEX End User Computing–1000 Seats Citrix XenDesktop 7.5 on VMware ESXi 5.5 (PDF - 9.9 MB)
- FlexPod Datacenter with Citrix XenDesktop 7.1 and Citrix XenServer 6.2 (PDF - 25.5 MB)
- FlexPod Datacenter for 2000 Seats of Citrix XenDesktop 7.1 on VMware vSphere 5.1 (PDF - 25.1 MB)
- 4000 seat VDI with Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 & XenApp 6.5 on Cisco UCS and EMC VNX (PDF - 22.1 MB)
- 500-1000 Seat Citrix XenDesktop 7 on Hyper-V with VNXE (PDF - 10.8 MB)
Cisco Reference Architectures with Citrix XenDesktop
- Deploy 500-Seat Citrix XenApp 7.5 on Cisco UCS with On-Board SAS Storage and LSI Nytro MegaRAID Controller
- Cisco Desktop Virtualization Solution: 200 Seats on XenDesktop 7.1 with LSI Nytro MegaRAID
- Cisco Desktop Virtualization Solution with Nimble Storage: Reference Architecture (PDF - 4 MB)
- Cisco 4000-Seat Mixed-Workload Desktop Virtualization Solution (PDF - 457 KB)
- Cisco 5000-Seat XenDesktop Enterprise VDI Scale-Out (PDF - 359 KB)
- Cisco UCS Storage Accelerator Solution: Optimize Your Desktop Virtualization Infrastructure (PDF - 1 MB)
- Cisco, Citrix, Microsoft, and NetApp Deliver Simplified High Performance Infrastructure for Virtual Desktops (PDF - 538 KB)
- Desktop Virtualization Solution for Citrix XenDesktop from Cisco and EMC (PDF - 5 MB)
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Deploy, host, and manage virtual desktops on a simpler, more secure and scalable data center infrastructure.
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