Desktop Virtualization Solutions with Citrix XenDesktop
- Enterprises with mobile workforces
- Small and midsize businesses
- Virtualized desktop environments
- Increase performance
- Boost efficiency
- Improve user experience
Improved User Experience
Performance and quality end user experience can be an issue in large virtual desktop environments. Small changes have a big impact. For example, a single desktop might execute 15 to 20 input/output operations per second (IOPS) which the infrastructure can easily support, but adding an additional desktop doubles the IOPS requirement on the infrastructure. An enterprise virtual desktop rollout involving thousands of desktops increases IOPS by orders of magnitude.
EMC Desktop Virtualization Solutions with Citrix XenDesktop use a Flash-first strategy to help guarantee a quality virtual desktop experience at scale. As part of that strategy, our solutions leverage EMC Flash drives and EMC fully automated storage tiering (FAST) Cache, which extends system cache by up to 2 TB—keeping desktops responsive even during unexpected peaks in workloads.
Desktop Virtualization Solutions with Citrix XenDesktop increase scalability in virtual desktop environments. EMC FAST Cache helps to ensure performance at scale by mitigating the impact of boot storms, antivirus scans, patching, and recompose operations.
EMC VNX with MCx and Flash 1st technologies offer the most cost-effective performance and lowest storage dollar per seat for smaller VDI environments. VNX has been proven to boot 1,000 Citrix XenDesktop virtual desktops in 8 minutes.
For larger VDI environments, EMC XtremIO delivers seamless user experience with advanced data services that lowers costs. XtremIO offers high performance and availability, a fully distributed, scalable architecture, and easy deployment for "ready to use" desktops. The scale-out design is inherently balanced to deliver superior performance while remaining incredibly easy to configure and manage.
These solutions also offer comprehensive disaster avoidance and recovery as well as backup and recovery for virtual desktops. EMC Avamar provides a unified backup approach for user files and images. All backups are stored as “virtual full backups” ready for immediate restore, which maintains effective consolidation ratios without overtaxing the central processing unit (CPU). Tight integration between EMC storage systems, Citrix XenDesktop, and leading virtualization platforms enables disaster recovery protection to easily be extended to all desktops.
Gain fast, secure backup and recovery for your VMware environments, remote offices, desktops, laptops, and data center with client-side deduplication.
Data Domain Family
Use deduplication storage systems for next-generation backup, recovery, and archiving.
Get continuous data protection with multiple recovery points to restore applications instantly to a specific point in time.
Establish an enterprisewide authentication policy that protects your most valuable applications, resources, and information.
Get affordable, high-performance unified storage with innovative storage software to realize efficient solutions optimized for virtual applications.
Deploy next-generation architecture to enable simultaneous information access within, between, and across data centers.
EMC XtremIO for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
Gain a "better-than-physical-desktop" user experience and the lowest cost per desktop while eliminating complex provisioning.
RSA Security Services
Mitigate risks and accelerate business objectives with security strategies and solutions from RSA Security Services, a division of EMC.
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Leverage EMC services spanning design, plan, migration, implementation, and health check to help you increase efficiencies of your virtual environment.
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Build a virtualized infrastructure with the performance, flexibility, and scalability to support your private cloud vision with EMC's expertise.
Implement EMC Desktop Virtualization solutions with Citrix XenDesktop with help from the following EMC partners:
Improve ease of use and enhance performance for applications and workloads with industry-leading solutions for virtualized desktops from EMC and Citrix, focusing on product quality and innovation.
Virtualize Microsoft applications and transform them to the cloud with best practices and solutions from EMC and Microsoft.
Accelerate the journey to the cloud with the industry’s most integrated, efficient, and respected virtual infrastructure solutions from EMC and VMware for storage, backup, security, and management.
- EMC Infrastructure for Superior End-User Computing Experience, Enabled by EMC XtremIO and Citrix
- Proven Solution Guide: EMC Infrastructure for Citrix XenDesktop 5.5, EMC VNX Series (NFS), Cisco UCS, Citrix XenDesktop 5.5, XenApp 6.5, and XenServer 6
- White Paper: EMC Proven End-User Computing Solution Enabled by EMC VMAX - Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 with Provisioning Services 6.1 for 5000 Desktops
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Nov 20, 2013Best of Americas EMC Forums: Redefine the Possible with Flash TechnologySee how you can gain unprecedented performance out of the most demanding applications, while protecting your data with EMC XtremIO and XtremSW Cache.
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