One-Click Cloud Integration for Citrix Workspace Appliance

By Rachna Srivastava
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Citrix and Nutanix recently announced One-Click Cloud integration as part of the Citrix Workspace Appliance (CWA) program at Synergy 2017. Nutanix for CWA brings simplicity in deployment and management of XenApp and XenDesktop environments by leveraging Citrix Cloud Services. Together, Citrix and Nutanix are redefining the industry standard for end-user computing with fast and simple deployments. Our joint solution can run on both Citrix XenServer and Nutanix AHV, thus eliminating the expensive licensing fees and operational complexities associated with other hypervisors. Nutanix Prism provides a single interface to the Citrix Cloud, with built-in automation and orchestration, all with a single click.

Our customers can expect the same benefits as any other Nutanix deployment, including storage management, Nutanix Fast-Clone for cloning in seconds, detailed capacity and performance stats through Prism, integrated file services with Nutanix Acropolis File Services, and much more. We’re excited to bring this innovative solution to our customers that will deliver exceptional value for current and expanding Citrix deployments, while lowering the barrier for organizations that might be considering implementing Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp today.

We also announced support for XenServer last year. With the release of Acropolis Operating System 5.1, we added Citrix XenServer 7.1 to our list of generally available supported hypervisors for Citrix workloads. This allows our customers to use the powerful tools of Nutanix Acropolis and Prism, while leveraging the knowledge and skillsets already in place for XenServer.

Nutanix is also delivering on other notable integrations. Our customers can provision virtual machines on Nutanix AHV via Machine Creation Services (MCS) directly from Citrix Studio for Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.9 or higher. Earlier this year, Nutanix released an update of this integration, enabling infrastructure metrics to be visualized within the Citrix Director, which means fewer panes of glass for health monitoring and troubleshooting for user-reported issues.

We want to ensure that our customers benefit from the performance and low latency necessary for an uncompromised end-user experience with Nutanix and Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop – even during boot storms, patch and update operations, and application and OS upgrades. We worked with Login VSI to validate performance of XenApp and XenDesktop on Nutanix with AHV. The Login VSI reference guide shares performance results and recommendations for designing, optimizing, and scaling Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp deployments.

Nutanix firmly believes that infrastructure should be invisible and that customers should have choice of hypervisor (AHV, XenServer, Hyper-V, or ESXi), as well as the hardware on which the Nutanix software runs (Dell, IBM, Cisco, HPE, or Nutanix’s own hardware). This core belief is fully in line with Citrix’s strategy to give its customers the power of choice. We strive to free IT staff from just ‘keeping the lights on’, with one-click operations through Nutanix Prism for orchestration, upgrades, and management. At Nutanix, we believe that simplicity and choice are huge enablers for the future workplace, and we will continue our efforts with Citrix to help realize this vision.

We invite you to reach out to your local sales reps and talk with them about how Nutanix and Citrix can bring business agility and operational simplicity to your business.

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