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Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform Receives CITRIX READY Verification

Nutanix Publishes Reference Architecture that Supports 400 Citrix XenDesktop Users in a Single 2U Appliance

San Jose, California. May 20, 2013.

Nutanix, a leading provider of hyper-efficient, massively scalable and elegantly simple datacenter infrastructure solutions, today announced that it has been verified as Citrix Ready®. The Citrix Ready program helps customers identify third-party solutions that are recommended to enhance virtualization, networking and cloud computing solutions from Citrix. As part of the program, Nutanix has completed a rigorous process to ensure its Virtual Computing Platform is compatible with Citrix XenDesktop®. The Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform is a great addition to this program as it offers Citrix XenDesktop customers a flexible, simple and affordable solution to achieve massive scale

Nutanix offers a next-generation converged infrastructure for virtual workloads that consolidates the compute (server) and storage tiers into a single, integrated platform. Using the same design principles and technologies that power IT innovators such as Google, Facebook and Amazon, Nutanix’s modular design helps to radically simplify traditional datacenter infrastructures.

Reference Architecture for Deploying Citrix XenDesktop

Nutanix has also published a Reference Architecture (available here) that details what is required to build a complete, enterprise-scale XenDesktop delivery infrastructure leveraging the Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform. Specifically, the Reference Architecture provides a comprehensive, technical blueprint with recommended design, performance and configuration information for organizations looking to deploy as few as a couple hundred virtual desktops, or for large enterprises that need to run more than 20,000 virtual desktops using Citrix XenDesktop.

The Reference Architecture provides detailed performance data for a variety of XenDesktop configurations, including those leveraging Machine Created Services (MCS) and Provisioning Services (PVS). Thorough testing, using industry-standard benchmarking tool Login VSI, demonstrated that a single Nutanix 2U appliance provides all of the server compute and storage resources necessary to deliver XenDesktop services to up to 400 task workers or up to 360 knowledge workers – completely eliminating the need for centralized SAN-based storage systems.


“Nutanix’s outstanding ability to scale predictably and economically along with their extremely dense footprint made their solution the clear choice for our Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp deployment. The combination of Citrix XenDesktop and the Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform improves employee efficiency and output while driving higher employee satisfaction for business-critical services.” – Doug Conard, director of infrastructure at Think Finance

“We are pleased to offer enterprises a simple yet powerful solution that serves as the infrastructure foundation for the virtual datacenter. Further, we are extremely excited to join the Citrix Ready program and look forward to supporting XenDesktop customers with the best virtual computing solution for their Citrix environment.” – Greg Smith, senior director of product and technical marketing at Nutanix.

About Citrix Ready
Citrix Ready is an end-to-end partner program that showcases and recommends third party products, solutions and services demonstrating compatibility with Citrix Application Delivery Infrastructure. Through the Citrix Ready program and Citrix Ready Xchange Marketplace, users can quickly and easily find solutions recommended by Citrix that are trusted to enhance Citrix offerings. Leveraging its industry leading alliances and partner eco-system, Citrix Ready showcases over 20,000 products and solutions designed to meet a variety of business needs. Learn more at

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About Nutanix
Nutanix is a global leader in cloud software and hyperconverged infrastructure solutions, making infrastructure invisible so that IT can focus on the applications and services that power their business. Companies around the world use Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS software to bring one-click application management and mobility across public, private and distributed edge clouds so they can run any application at any scale with a dramatically lower total cost of ownership. The result is organizations that can rapidly deliver a high-performance IT environment on demand, giving application owners a true cloud-like experience. Learn more at or follow us on Twitter @nutanix.

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