Citrix has launched Citrix WorkspacePod, a pre-packaged software solution for modern workspaces.
The pre-packaged offerings include integrated compute, storage and networking to reduce the cost and complexity for delivering applications including: Windows, Web and Linux.
Citrix will offer technical preview of WorkspacePod in Q1 2015.
Enterprises can deploy WorkspacePods as standalone or in a mesh configuration within a data center as well as in remote regional or branch offices. Customers can deliver rich apps and desktops that can scale out to thousands of users with enough storage capabilities.
At Citrix Summit in Las Vegas, Citrix introduced the first WorkspacePod powered by networking vendor HP’s Moonshot platform and the HP ProLiant SL4540 server.
The WorkspacePod offering offers hardware savings of up to 40 percent compared to traditional SAN based architectures. This apart, enterprises can also offer multiple times greater user density per rack with significant energy savings – offering three times the user density per rack at less than one watt per user.
HP networking includes integrated 40 gigabyte switching between compute and storage, said Citrix in a statement.
Paul Santeler, vice president and general manager, Moonshot, HP, said: “HP ProLiant Moonshot and Citrix offer solutions that deliver tremendous value for businesses deploying mobile workspaces, providing the compelling application experience demanded by today’s mobile workforce.”