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Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Solutions

Deliver optimal user experience regardless of deployment scale or type

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Leverage a software-defined appliance ideal for running industry-leading VDI solutions

Nutanix web-scale architecture provides predictable performance, linear scaling, and simplified management for virtual desktop infrastructure deployments. It comes ready to run Citrix XenDesktop and Citrix XenApp on any hypervisor – Nutanix AHV, Citrix XenServer, HyperV, or ESXi – and supports VMware Horizon with View. Nutanix VDI solutions are ideal for scenarios that require a quick turnaround of virtual desktops, such as classrooms, call center operations, and healthcare facilities. We stand behind our technology with the Nutanix VDI Assurance Program.

The Definitive Guide To Architecting End-user Computing Solutions

Selecting the correct infrastructure is critical to the success of your application and desktop virtualization projects. Explore a new approach that allows you to focus on providing end-user computing services and applications, rather than spending precious time and resources managing the infrastructure.

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Support Growing End User Needs

VDI is not only being driven by IT departments to efficiently support growing end user computing needs, it is also needed to support bring your own device (BYOD) initiatives, anytime, anywhere access to applications and data, and improved security.

A single Nutanix platform supports every type of VDI user and application and deployment model, from non-persistent task and knowledge worker desktops to persistent power and graphics-intensive user desktops, without having to rely on overprovisioning storage capacity for performance.

Excellent User Experience

Eliminate storage bottlenecks to improve application responsiveness and boot/login experience.

Business Continuity

Get highly available desktops for mission-critical environments using built-in native replication and disaster recovery.

Predictable Scale-Out

Linear, nondisruptive VDI scaling supports desktop growth without inefficient overprovisioning.

Simplify Infrastructure Management

Traditional VDI architectures with separate storage and compute servers bring complexity, inflexible resource provisioning, and fragmented infrastructure management, which can offset the advantages of desktop virtualization. Nutanix helps address these challenges with an Enterprise Cloud Platform that simplifies VDI projects and accelerates time to value.

Simple Deployment

Virtual desktops are ready to deploy out-of-the-box in an hour.

VMware, Citrix and Microsoft Integration

Support for VMware View Composer Array Integration (VCAI), Microsoft offloaded data transfers (ODX), Citrix XenServer (tech preview) and native plugins for Citrix XenDesktop Studio.

Lower Costs

Lower infrastructure capital expenses compared with physical desktops, reduce on-going operating costs, and shrink IT footprint with the industry’s highest virtual desktop density.

Minimize Risk

Minimize infrastructure risk by providing predictability and reliability as your desktop and application projects scale from pilot to full-scale production environments.

Start Small and Scale Up

Seamlessly scale to support 100s or 1000s of virtual desktops with pay-as-you-grow economics.

Eliminate Sizing Risk

Define VDI in terms of end-user requirements and eliminate performance risk with Nutanix VDI Assurance.

Rest Easy with Certified VDI

Fully approved by Citrix and VMware for enterprise desktop and application virtualization.

Deploy Scale-Out File Services

Nutanix Acropolis File Services (AFS) is a software defined scale-out file server for Windows environments that allows users to seamlessly scale for performance on demand. Deploy AFS to host user profiles, home directories and departmental shares on the same cluster running VDI and eliminate the silo of standalone NAS.

Eliminate NAS Silos

Eliminate infrastructure silos with a single platform for user-files, applications and desktops.

Enterprise Grade Storage

Deliver rich features including high availability, disaster recovery and capacity reduction.

End-to-end Control

Simple end to end control for the virtualization administrators from a single management pane (Prism).

Nutanix VDI Assurance Program

Nutanix VDI Assurance ensures that your VDI users always get the server and storage resources they need for the life of the Nutanix platform. If additional hardware is required to meet profile parameters, Nutanix provides it at no additional cost. Nutanix VDI Assurance delivers peace of mind and 100% predictability to your VDI deployment.

How Nutanix Shadow Clones Provide Superior Performance

Nutanix Shadow Clones are a unique feature of the Nutanix virtual computing solution that provides distributed caching of the golden desktop image used by Citrix Machine Creation Services (MCS) and VMware Linked Clones. Learn how Nutanix Shadow Clones maintain high performance even during punishing boot storms.

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