IBM and Citrix XenDesktop

Enabling virtualized desktops and applications for flexible workspaces

IBM offers several virtual desktop solutions, enabling clients to deploy the most flexible, efficient and cost-effective solution to meet their business needs:

  • IBM Mobile Virtualization Services is a services-led, open framework solution. As one of the largest Citrix Strategic System Integrators, IBM leverages Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp to deliver a private cloud solution that transforms traditional desktop environments. Consulting services help clients design the right infrastructure based on end-user profiles; IBM provides integration and can manage the solution on client premises or IBM cloud facilities.
  • IBM SmartCloud Desktop Infrastructure (SDI) is a robust solution based on a reference architecture approach from IBM Systems & Technology Group. Clients may run Citrix XenDesktop on IBM PureFlex, Flex System or System x servers.

Simplify computing

IBM desktop virtualization solutions with XenDesktop transform complex distributed computing architectures into simplified, centralized virtual computing centers. With XenDesktop, organizations can update, patch or roll out desktop operating systems and applications once from a central management console. Because these cloud-based virtualized desktops don’t run on the local device, users don’t need the most powerful hardware, so the desktop refresh lifecycle can be extended.

Optimize user experience

The IBM and Citrix solutions make it possible for users to work securely and productively with a high-definition computing experience from any location. And now, organizations with 3D graphics software and rich applications such as computer-aided design (CAD), and data-intensive processes, can extend virtualization to these demanding, high-performance applications. Power users in research, design, manufacturing and engineering can be part of an enterprise virtualization designed to reduce IT costs, improve flexibility and protect intellectual property.

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