This post was authored by Upasna Gupta Product Marketing at Nutanix
Nutanix has transformed App and Desktop virtualization in the past few years. With the launch of Nutanix’s MCS Plug-in for Citrix MCS in 2016, the Nutanix Acropolis Distributed File System delivered great IO performance, easier storage management and minimized network IO. A rising tide of customers recognize the value that Nutanix can bring for optimally running Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop. And now they can use Nutanix to support hundreds of thousands of concurrent users.
So Nutanix and Citrix have combined forces yet again to deliver the PVS Plug-in that will provide linear, predictable scalability to support hundreds of thousands of concurrent users without any performance or latency impact thereby guaranteeing exceptional user experience. Because of the deep integrations that Nutanix has carried out with the management plane and the control plane with Citrix Provisioning Services, desktops can be provisioned on demand, in one click, from within Citrix's management console. Customers will benefit from massive scalability, simplified operations, predictable performance, better availability and pay-as-you-grow economics for Citrix environments.
The PVS Plug-in will now allow you to have a single instance image management of your XenApp and/or XenDesktop VMs – which is the ultimate desktop management nirvana! You no longer need to worry about unreliable software deployments across your VDI deployment. You only have to update a single image which is then streamed to thousands of desktops. Just install the new software once on the master image and when the PVS clients reboot, they get the updated image with the new software.
Nutanix was always committed to the idea of delivering a PVS Plug-in. To help our customers automate Citrix PVS on Nutanix AHV, the Nutanix SMEs enabled a work-around through PoSH. But that method still had its inherent challenges. With the PVS Plug-in, this will now be a one-click experience.
Together the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud with the Citrix XenApp & XenDesktop deliver a fully supported software solution for and desktop virtualization. The scale-out architecture of Nutanix combined with the PVS Plug-in will allow organizations to grow their VDI infrastructure to not just thousands but hundreds of thousands of users without necessarily incurring large upfront capital costs. The recent customer acquisitions for running Citrix XA/XD on Nutanix enterprise Cloud at scale is a testimony to growing significance of Nutanix for accelerating Citrix deployments. We will continue to partner with Citrix and be the trailblazers in bringing the latest innovations out to you. Stay tuned for a more a deep-dive blog on the PVS Plug-in and other exciting new announcements.
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