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HP Client Virtualization Enterprise Reference Architecture with Citrix XenDesktop 5 for Windows 2008 R2 and Winodws 7 SP1

Planning a Windows 7 migration? How much of your corporate data is at the airport today in a lost or stolen laptop? What’s the cost per year to manage your desktops? Are you prepared to support the upcoming “always-on” workforce?

Well no worries! “HP Client Virtualization Enterprise Reference Architecture with Citrix XenDesktop 5 on Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 SP1 delivers a preconfigured and performance-optimized solution that simplifies customer integration and testing and reduces risk for deployment. With the right combination of compute, storage, networking, and system management, this solution is tuned for client virtualization efficiency AND includes options to scale up and out to meet changing customer requirements.”

  • These best-in-class solutions deliver value at a level that cobbled together components and poorly coordinated partnerships cannot approach. They also deliver value by bringing together three companies that understand the importance and process of partnering.
  • HP, Microsoft and Citrix all have long, strong relationships around partnering.
  • The HP and Microsoft global strategic alliance is one of the longest standing alliances of its kind in the industry – 25 years.
  • HP is the leader in Citrix environments with 50% of Citrix installations running on HP servers, more than on IBM and Dell combined.

What makes up the HP-Citrix-MS Client Virtualization Enterprise Reference Architecture?

HP Master Client Virtualization Enterprise Reference Architecture

A self-contained and modular hardware solution that provides performance within the enclosure with the integrated tools to give you enhanced visibility and prevention notifications.

  • Targeting the right HP Blade server to optimize the user experience.
  • With everything in a rack, a single administrator can handle changes quickly.
  • The rack has redundant networks for connecting to the data center management and production links.
  • All iSCSI network traffic, virtualized application traffic, and VM provisioning traffic stays within the rack.
  • With the storage within the rack, the storage team is not required to manage or be involved in the storage configuration.

HP client devices

Providing increased security, simplified management, and strong performance, HP Thin Clients are the ideal client devices for Client Virtualization deployments. HP offers a full portfolio of Thin Clients with varying capabilities enabling IT to optimize both end-user experience and their IT budget by deploying a mix of client devices including the new HP webOS TouchPad.

For more information visit the HP Client Virtualization website. Remember HP can address your current needs as well as your needs as they evolve – we’re your source for Instant-On Solutions.

[Source: Windows Server Division WebLog]

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