HP Client Virtualization Solutions and Citrix XenDesktop

Complete, proven virtual desktop solutions for the enterprise

Citrix Earns HP PartnerOne Mobility Award with Moonshot Collaboration

Citrix is proud to accept the HP PartnerOne Mobility Award for 2015, and believe it is further validation of the innovation and value coming from our partnership.

HP Converged System for Hosted Desktops with Citrix XenDesktop

HP Converged System 100 for Hosted Desktops with XenDesktop delivers a full-powered PC desktop experience to each user. Workers enjoy consistent performance and quality of service, no matter what individual workloads are running—including business graphics and multi-media applications.  Citrix XenDesktop delivers virtual apps and desktops on a single unified platform, providing self-service access for users and simplified management for IT.

HP Client Virtualization solutions offer a proven path forward        

As you consider deploying client virtualization across your enterprise, reducing cost and complexity are critical concerns. You want a simple, repeatable, validated client virtualization reference architecture that is proven to scale and operate cost-efficiently. The HP Client Virtualization (CV) Reference Architecture (RA) for Citrix XenDesktop addresses these needs by providing a validated blueprint for a complete, simpler-to-deploy, and ready-to-scale virtual desktop solution.

Unique in the industry, HP CV RA for XenDesktop client virtualization solution supports the server-hosted virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) model, as well as:

  • Hosted-shared desktops
  • Client-hosted desktop virtualization
  • Virtualized applications

Solution Overview

Citrix XenDesktop supports VDI—a model that allows you to assign an individual virtual machine (VM) for each worker’s virtual desktop. While this delivery model is certainly effective, it is also quite costly. To overcome this problem, XenDesktop uses the unique and highly advanced FlexCast delivery technology, which supports three cost-efficient delivery alternatives:

  • Hosted-shared desktops – Uses one-sixth the resources of VDI. Each user receives a virtual desktop delivered through shared sessions on a VM.
  • Client-hosted DV – Runs the desktops on the client, while managing desktops from the server. This method enables secure environments/areas where offline access is required.
  • Virtualized applications – Enables workers using tablets and other devices to easily access the apps they need to do their jobs, regardless of their physical location.

Supporting Citrix FlexCast by tailoring the desktop experience and providing alternative desktop delivery methods, HP CV Gen8 RA intelligently optimizes resource utilization. To further boost efficiency, HP CV RA for XenDesktop takes advantage of the highly cost-efficient HP Converged Infrastructure—where servers, direct-attached storage, and networking are converged onto one common platform. Used in concert, the components in the HP CV RA for XenDesktop create a solution that accelerates virtual desktop deployment.

Practical guidance for your desktop strategy

The Citrix Desktop Transformation Model outlines how to get started with your desktop virtualization plans. To realize this vision of a user-centric, fully virtualized desktop estate, you need an experienced partner you can trust. HP has been a proven player in desktop transformation for over 20 years. The HP portfolio of services includes Client Virtualization Services provided by the Enterprise Services Team that includes design, implementation, delivery and ongoing management of Presentation and Desktop Virtualization, and consultation and hosting from HP Technology Services. Combined together, these services offer unparalleled expertise, practical guidance, a structured approach to ensure success and the ongoing support and management of a customer’s virtual desktop solution.