Dell Virtual Remote Desktop Solution Reference Architecture: Citrix XenDesktop, Microsoft Hyper-V
Dell, Citrix and Microsoft provide an end-to-end optimized solution for remote, server-hosted desktop virtualization called Dell™ Virtual Remote Desktop (VRD). This solution combines Dell client, server, storage, networking hardware and services with Citrix® XenDesktop™ desktop virtualization technology and Microsoft® server virtualization and management infrastructure.
This end-to-end optimized reference architecture leverages our strong partnership with Citrix and Microsoft to deliver the following benefits:
- Easier deployment, update and maintenance — By abstracting the OS, applications, customizations and data from the physical hardware, IT maintains fewer base images and can customize them dynamically, reducing desktop management complexity.
- Faster, cheaper support — Centralized maintenance of virtual desktops and the ability to instantly swap out a failed image means the end of the deskside visit, faster resolution for problems and lower support costs.
- Better security and compliance — Without local installation, no corporate data ever needs to leave the data center, ensuring centralized audit and control to maintain data security and regulatory compliance.
- Improved efficiency and productivity — Gain access to more powerful environments or new applications at a mouse click to take advantage of faster processing and new business solutions.