|By Business Wire||
|June 10, 2014 09:10 AM EDT||
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 experiencing 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.
- The fully optimized and validated configuration was tested at scale by Citrix, and was based on real-world user scenarios. Login VSI – an industry standard tool for user/session benchmarking – was leveraged to test multiple aspects of the joint solution.
- Software-based integration of storage and compute resources, along with a VM-centric design, eliminates the need for separate storage and configuration, provisioning and mapping that traditional infrastructure requires
For Hosted Virtual Desktops (HVDs) – support for 1,000 users
required just six rack units (6U) of space
- Nine (9) NX-3060 with 256GB RAM for desktops
- Two (2) NX-3060 with 128GB RAM for Citrix XenDesktop infrastructure
For Hosted Shared Desktops (HSDs) – support for 1,000 users
required just four rack units (4U) of space
- Four (4) NX-3060 with 256GB RAM for Windows Server 2012 R2 VMs
- Two (2) NX-3060 with 128GB RAM for infrastructure
- For Hosted Virtual Desktops (HVDs) – support for 1,000 users required just six rack units (6U) of space
- Citrix XenDesktop 7.1 with Machine Creation Services (MCS)
- Citrix Storefront VMs
- Microsoft SQL Server VMs
- VMs run on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 with Hyper-V technology
- Hosted Virtual Desktops – Windows 7 64-bit VMs
- Hosted Shared Desktops – RDS on Windows Server 2012 R2 VMs
“Using Nutanix, we managed to deploy infrastructure to support our 4,000 user Citrix deployment in less than two days. Being able to move so rapidly helped solve one of our major pain points,” said Victor Irlandez, senior technical architect at Rush University. “We also found the cost to be lower than comparable configurations, which helped us achieve our costs goals.”
“Nutanix and their web-scale design have been true game-changers in the datacenter,” commented Jim Steinlage, president and CEO of Choice Solutions. “As a long time platinum partner of Citrix, we aim to offer our customers excellent value around desktop virtualization. We’re excited about leveraging the Citrix and Nutanix reference architecture to deliver on our promise of cost effective, predictable and scalable VDI for our clients.”
“The hyper converged architecture of the Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform complements the scalability and flexibility of Citrix XenDesktop. This drove our decision to collaborate with Nutanix for a validated solution,” said Calvin Hsu, vice president of product marketing, Desktops and Apps at Citrix. “The Citrix-Nutanix reference architecture will help partners and customers lower the deployment time and risk, while providing a highly-efficient virtual desktop infrastructure.”
“As the first converged infrastructure vendor offering a validated reference architecture, Nutanix is enabling organizations to successfully and cost effectively deploy VDI from pilot to production, while delivering a superior user experience for all users,” said Howard Ting, senior vice president, marketing and product management 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.”
- For more information about simplifying VDI and lower risks with Citrix Validated Solutions for Nutanix, read the Solution Brief.
- To access the technical summary of the Citrix and Nutanix reference architecture, go here.
- Register for the Nutanix and Citrix Webinars:
- To learn more about the Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform, go here.
- To watch the Nutanix videos, go here.
Nutanix delivers web-scale converged IT infrastructure to medium and large enterprises with its software-driven Virtual Computing Platform, natively converging compute and storage into a single solution to drive unprecedented simplicity in the datacenter. Customers can start with a few servers and scale to thousands, with predictable performance and economics. With a patented elastic data fabric and consumer-grade management, Nutanix is the blueprint for application-optimized and policy-driven infrastructure. Learn more at www.nutanix.com or follow up on Twitter @nutanix.
Nutanix is a trademark of Nutanix, Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.
In his keynote at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Keys, Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise, will provide an overview of the evolution of the Internet and the Database and the future of their combination – the Blockchain. Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life ...
May. 24, 2016 11:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,701
The cloud market growth today is largely in public clouds. While there is a lot of spend in IT departments in virtualization, these aren’t yet translating into a true “cloud” experience within the enterprise. What is stopping the growth of the “private cloud” market? In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Nara Rajagopalan, CEO of Accelerite, will explore the challenges in deploying, managing, and getting adoption for a private cloud within an enterprise. What are the key differences betwee...
May. 24, 2016 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,413
What a difference a year makes. Organizations aren’t just talking about IoT possibilities, it is now baked into their core business strategy. With IoT, billions of devices generating data from different companies on different networks around the globe need to interact. From efficiency to better customer insights to completely new business models, IoT will turn traditional business models upside down. In the new customer-centric age, the key to success is delivering critical services and apps wit...
May. 24, 2016 10:45 AM EDT Reads: 580
SYS-CON Events announced today that ContentMX, the marketing technology and services company with a singular mission to increase engagement and drive more conversations for enterprise, channel and SMB technology marketers, has been named “Sponsor & Exhibitor Lounge Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. “CloudExpo is a great opportunity to start a conversation with new prospects, but what happens after the...
May. 24, 2016 10:30 AM EDT Reads: 640
Many banks and financial institutions are experimenting with containers in development environments, but when will they move into production? Containers are seen as the key to achieving the ultimate in information technology flexibility and agility. Containers work on both public and private clouds, and make it easy to build and deploy applications. The challenge for regulated industries is the cost and complexity of container security compliance. VM security compliance is already challenging, ...
May. 24, 2016 09:30 AM EDT Reads: 777
SYS-CON Events announced today that 24Notion has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York, New York. 24Notion is full-service global creative digital marketing, technology and lifestyle agency that combines strategic ideas with customized tactical execution. With a broad understand of the art of traditional marketing, new media, communications and social influence, 24Notion uniquely understands how to con...
May. 24, 2016 09:30 AM EDT Reads: 1,664
The essence of data analysis involves setting up data pipelines that consist of several operations that are chained together – starting from data collection, data quality checks, data integration, data analysis and data visualization (including the setting up of interaction paths in that visualization). In our opinion, the challenges stem from the technology diversity at each stage of the data pipeline as well as the lack of process around the analysis.
May. 24, 2016 09:15 AM EDT Reads: 773
SYS-CON Events announced today the Docker Meets Kubernetes – Intro into the Kubernetes World, being held June 9, 2016, in conjunction with 18th Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Register for 'Docker Meets Kubernetes Workshop' Here! This workshop led by Sebastian Scheele, co-founder of Loodse, introduces participants to Kubernetes (container orchestration). Through a combination of instructor-led presentations, demonstrations, and hands-on labs, participants learn ...
May. 24, 2016 09:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,775
The initial debate is over: Any enterprise with a serious commitment to IT is migrating to the cloud. But things are not so simple. There is a complex mix of on-premises, colocated, and public-cloud deployments. In this power panel at 18th Cloud Expo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists will look at the present state of cloud from the C-level view, and how great companies and rock star executives can use cloud computing to meet their most ambitious and disruptive business ...
May. 24, 2016 09:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,968
The demand for organizations to expand their infrastructure to multiple IT environments like the cloud, on-premise, mobile, bring your own device (BYOD) and the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to grow. As this hybrid infrastructure increases, the challenge to monitor the security of these systems increases in volume and complexity. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Stephen Coty, Chief Security Evangelist at Alert Logic, will show how properly configured and managed security architecture can...
May. 24, 2016 09:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,940
In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Cole, Director of Solutions Engineering at Peak 10, will discuss how the newest technology advances are reducing the cost and complexity of traditional business continuity and disaster recovery solutions. Attendees will: Learn why having a full disaster recovery strategy is more important now than ever before Explore the key drivers of a successful disaster recovery solution Achieve measurable operational and business value from a disaster recovery ...
May. 24, 2016 09:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,195
In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Bruce Swann, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Adobe, will discuss how the Adobe Marketing Cloud can help marketers embrace opportunities for personalized, relevant and real-time customer engagement across offline (direct mail, point of sale, call center) and digital (email, website, SMS, mobile apps, social networks, connected objects). Bruce Swann has more than 15 years of experience working with digital marketing disciplines like web analytics, social med...
May. 24, 2016 08:45 AM EDT Reads: 927
When it comes to IoT in the enterprise, namely the commercial building and hospitality markets, a benefit not getting the attention it deserves is energy efficiency, and IoT's direct impact on a cleaner, greener environment when installed in smart buildings. Until now clean technology was offered piecemeal and led with point solutions that require significant systems integration to orchestrate and deploy. There didn't exist a 'top down' approach that can manage and monitor the way a Smart Buildi...
May. 24, 2016 08:30 AM EDT Reads: 2,025
SYS-CON Events announced today that Hanu Software will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Leveraging best-in-class people, processes, and technologies, Hanu provides high-quality, high-value software development and business process outsourcing services to independent software vendors (ISVs) and enterprises.
May. 24, 2016 08:30 AM EDT Reads: 1,180
SYS-CON Events announced today BZ Media LLC has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. BZ Media LLC is a high-tech media company that produces technical conferences and expositions, and publishes a magazine, newsletters and websites in the software development, SharePoint, mobile development and Commercial Drone markets.
May. 24, 2016 06:00 AM EDT Reads: 3,367