What You Need to Know About the New Citrix and Nutanix Partnership

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Powering the Future of Work with Hybrid Multi-Cloud and Virtualization

In late 2021, Citrix and Nutanix announced a strategic partnership for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) technology that has become indispensable in the age of remote and hybrid work. Unveiled at the .NEXT conference in September, this new collaborative paradigm between two of IT’s biggest names in hybrid multi-cloud and virtualization promises joint development and integration improvements between the two providers.

With flexibility becoming an essential part of the corporate zeitgeist, organizations are concerned more and more about delivering a consistent, secure, and intuitive experience to their staff, wherever they choose to work and on whichever platform they feel most productive. This move will see greater consolidation of features between the two technologies as companies strive to build work around their employees’ needs.

Do you have Citrix or Nutanix in your IT environment, or are you looking to integrate them into your hybrid multi-cloud transformation? Here are a few things you need to know.

Nutanix is now the preferred Citrix choice for hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) and multi-cloud deployments. The Nutanix platform is an ideal environment for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops (CVAD) services and will allow customers to take advantage of the Nutanix HCI benefits, such as simplicity, cost efficiency, and unified management. HCI is where Nutanix shines, allowing customers to scale faster than a traditional hypervisor. It’s tuned for performance out of the box and takes care of load balancing. Increasing capacity is as simple as adding more HCI nodes based on your needs, as opposed to purchasing compatible hardware and all other components required to scale up a traditional hypervisor.

Citrix is now the preferred enterprise end-user solution on Nutanix cloud. CVAD provides employees with access to personalized systems, information and tools they need in one unified experience – while dynamically applying security policies based on user behaviours and environment. The solution is the market-leading virtual desktop infrastructure broker for thousands of Nutanix customers, who can now leverage it to create a unified digital workspace platform that delivers application and data security, IT efficiency, and productivity. In other words, Citrix becomes the delivery platform for virtual machines backed by the Nutanix hyper-converged architecture. Many organizations prefer Citrix for its industry-proven, mature HDX protocols with over 30 years of continuous evolution. Layering Citrix and Nutanix together elevates the user experience to a level that was previously not possible without this collaboration.

With this partnership, customers can get the best of both worlds by combining the Nutanix HCI for ease of management and Citrix’s enriched virtualization features built around the end-user. You can now expect an expanded array of options for your hybrid work requirements, a more streamlined adoption of multi-cloud technologies, and an overall higher level of enablement, technological advisory, and support.

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