June 17, 2014 (Tue): Nutanix, the leading provider of next-generation datacenter infrastructure solutions, today announced the validation of its reference architecture using Citrix XenDesktop, Microsoft Hyper-V and the Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform. The configuration was tested at scale by Citrix virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) experts, and based on real-world traffic scenarios. With desktop virtualization as a top initiative for enterprise IT decision makers, the Citrix-Nutanix reference architecture enables organizations to accelerate their journey to successful virtualized desktop and application deployments using advanced, web-scale converged infrastructure.
The Nutanix and Citrix reference architecture is ideal for taking VDI projects from pilot phase to full production. VDI projects are notorious for stalling because of infrastructure-related challenges such as incorrect sizing, unexpected storage bottlenecks, inability to maintain acceptable performance at scale and complex management. The Nutanix web-scale architecture allows organizations to start small and minimize upfront costs, and scale the infrastructure on-demand while delivering an excellent user experience. In addition, the recently announced Nutanix Per Desktop and VDI Assurance program de-risks VDI deployments by ensuring that there are always sufficient infrastructure resources to maintain the highest possible VDI performance levels.
“As the first converged infrastructure vendor offering a validated reference architecture, Nutanix is enabling organizations in Malaysia to successfully and cost effectively deploy VDI from pilot to production, while delivering a superior user experience for all users,” said Lim Pun Kok, managing director for Asean & India at Nutanix. “Our joint customers will benefit from fully tested, end-to-end design and pay-as-you-grow scalability as a result of the work done on the CVS and the Nutanix web-scale converged infrastructure.”