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Nutanix and Citrix Workspace Cloud

On Aug 12th, we announced a new phase of our ongoing partnership with Citrix. The goal was to offer our joint customers better value and an enhanced experience through tight integration of Citrix’s entire product portfolio with Nutanix Acropolis In continuation of that journey, we are today extremely excited that Nutanix Acropolis has been validated for the Citrix Workspace Cloud (CWC).

CWC takes the delivery of virtual desktops and apps to the next level, by completely abstracting out the control infrastructure required to build these services into a cloud delivered service. Marry that with Nutanix Acropolis, which similarly simplifies and abstracts the compute, storage and virtualization layers of the infrastructure stack and provides an ideal platform to host the virtual desktops that CWC manages, and the result is magic! Such radical simplification of enterprise infrastructure and services fits in very nicely with Nutanix’s own goal of re-platforming the datacenter. It’s a perfect marriage of two products that share similar objectives: Nutanix Acropolis providing the ideal simplified infrastructure to host the virtual desktops, and Citrix CWC providing a hassle-free, cloud-based service to manage the environment. The overall intent is to question legacy, and enable cloud-ready datacenters and services that are built on the foundational principles of web scale engineering and consumer grade design.

The end result of such a partnership is a great demonstration of “1+1=3”. Through CWC’s cloud-based management of a XenApp/XenDesktop environment and Nutanix Acropolis’ attributes of linear scale-out, fast deployment, and one-click management, our customers get a turnkey infrastructure stack for virtual desktops that is simple to setup and manage, is resilient and delivers excellent user experience. In sum, Citrix and Nutanix have ensured that our customers can undertake virtual desktop projects with the peace of mind that they deserve.

All we’ve heard since Aug 12th, after the joint announcement, is positive feedback from our customers on how risk free and elegant it is to run XenApp and XenDesktop on Acropolis. It’s not often that we get a chance to amplify a very compelling story with something extra within just 2 weeks of achieving a big milestone, and that’s exactly what we’ve done with Acropolis support for CWC. Nutanix congratulates Citrix on achieving General Availability for the Citrix Workspace Cloud, and looks forward to extending this partnership to bring even more value to our customers in the future.

Email us at info@nutanix.com for more details. Be sure to also read Kees Baggerman’s overview on CWC.