Infotech Lead India: Citrix has released Citrix VDI-in-a-Box 5.1 that delivers complete end-user personalization with personal vDisk technology.
The company claims that the embedded personal vDisk technology allows end-user applications and data to be preserved while giving IT the ability to manage only a single instance of the master image, which helps in saving time and cost.
The latest version includes several feature enhancements to improve ease-of-use, flexibility, and performance such as optimizations for Google Earth, support for Active Directory failover, and beta support for the upcoming Windows 8 operating system.
The company claims that Citrix VDI-in-a-Box addresses desktop virtualization needs of businesses. The VDI-in-a-Box design eliminates multiple moving parts that run up the cost and complexity of VDI.
With this latest variant scaling involves adding another server, with nothing to rearchitect or reconfigure.
VDI-in-a-Box 5.1 eliminates the need to create separate static desktops to carry forward end-user customization by coupling single-instance management with the ability to have individual user workspaces for their applications and data.
Furthermore, the single instance management feature reduces maintenance efforts and cuts datacenter storage costs up to 90 percent.
VDI-in-a-Box allows Citrix to offer Windows-as-a-Service and adds a highly cost-effective VDI option based on VDI-in-a-Box to the successful Citrix Service Provider (CSP) portfolio of hosted-shared desktops with Citrix XenApp, and enterprise-class desktop virtualization with XenDesktop.
VDI-in-a-Box supports Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8-based virtual desktops, enabling customers to select the ideal virtual desktop environment based on compatibility and costs.
The company said that VDI-in-a-Box deployments can be easily monitored, tracking key health and performance metrics on the physical and virtual infrastructure helping to keep end users.
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