Storage for Citrix Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

Citrix XenDesktop virtualization and NetApp storage: better for users, better for business, and better for IT.

The complex, variable workloads of desktop virtualization make it challenging to achieve the performance you need at a reasonable cost. Our solution blends Citrix® and NetApp® technologies—from hybrid solutions to all-flash FAS configurations—to optimize performance across all phases of the workload and for all data types.

With NetApp storage for Citrix XenDesktop® virtualization, you can:

  • Deploy, manage, and optimize virtual desktops, applications, and user data from a central console.
  • Use clustered Data ONTAP® nondisruptive operation to provide end users with continuous data access, even during upgrades or while adding capacity.
  • Reduce virtual desktop storage costs by 50%—guaranteed—with NetApp storage efficiency technologies, including deduplication, compression, and fast, space-optimized cloning.
  • Back up and secure end-user data in an instant.
Whether you use Citrix XenDesktop 7 or an earlier generation, NetApp offers a complete storage solution for all desktop delivery models, related data types, and Citrix-supported hypervisors.

Find out more about our storage solution for Citrix XenDesktop and our solution for FlexPod® Datacenter with XenDesktop. Get more in-depth implementation details for FlexPod configurations with both XenDesktop on VMware® vSphere™ and XenDesktop on Citrix XenServer® platforms.

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