VDI-in-a-Box customers - Virtual Computing Forum 2012

Report
An Introduction to
Citrix VDI-in-a-Box
Nigel Simpson, VDI-in-a-Box Programs Manager, EMEA
History
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Kaviza - founded in 2008
Based out of Cupertino, California
First release of VDI-in-a-Box, 2009
Production deployments world wide
Citrix acquired Kaviza May 2011
Kaviza mission - ‘Make VDI easy and affordable’
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Roadblocks to Desktop virtualization adoption
• Studies show cost and complexity inhibit VDI adoption
“The key to massive
adoption is fixing
the cost issue –
VDI-in-a-Box is
leading the charge
on this front.”
- The 451 Group
Virtualization Market Report
Source: 451 Group Virtualization Market Report
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What is Citrix VDI-in-a-Box v5.0
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Easy, affordable, all-in-one desktop virtualization solution
Reduced cost and complexity
No SAN required for High Availability
Delivered as a virtual appliance
Start small and grow the solution when required
Local experience with Citrix HDX
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Some current VDI-in-a-Box customers
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Some current EMEA VDI-in-a-Box customers
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Depends on the use case….
XenDesktop
VDI-in-a-Box
Complete Desktop
Virtualization
(Flexcast)
Easy to manage,
affordable
VDI
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VDI-in-a-Box customers
• Relatively simple VDI only requirement
• Looking for an affordable solution
• Windows XP – Windows 7 migration
• Some form of multimedia requirement
• Local peripherals, USB, serial
• Range of end point / client devices, BYO projects
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VDI-in-a-Box grid architecture
 VDI-in-a-Box
User Data
Active
Directory
Server
VDI-in-a-Box
Virtual Appliance
with Hypervisor
as VM Host
VM Manager
Connection
Broker
SAN Storage
Load Balancer
Full Redundancy for High-Availability
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Built-in High-Availability
On-demand Scaling
Built-in Citrix HDX
Runs on off-the-shelf servers
Multi-hypervisor support
Citrix Profile Manager
VDI-in-a-Box: An All-in-One VDI Solution
Virtual
Desktop
Virtual
Desktop
VDI-in-a-Box
Virtual
Desktop
Virtual
Desktop
User
Management
Dynamic Desktop
Provisioning & Management
Template
Management
Connection
Broker
Logical Shared Storage
Load Balancer
High-Availability Grid Engine
vdiMgr
Hypervisor
DAS
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All key features are built-in:
 Connection brokering
 Dynamic provisioning
 High-availability
 Load balancing
 On-demand scaling
 Citrix HDX user experience
 Linked clones
Access from virtually any device with
Citrix Receiver
Open architecture runs on the most
popular hypervisors:
• Citrix XenServer
• Microsoft Hyper-V
• VMware vSphere (ESXi)
VDI-in-a-Box is easy to deploy and manage
Install
Hypervisor
User Data
Import VDI-in-aBox Appliance
Active
Directory
Server
with Hypervisor
Import Image
Configure
Templates
Assign User
Accounts
READY!
Install additional
Servers
Point to 1st
Server
READY!
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+ VDI-in-a-Box
Virtual Appliance
Tablets, mobile devices and thin clients
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All tablet and mobile devices supported by Citrix Receiver
Support for over 1.5 billion devices
iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile, Blackberry
Certified 'HDX Ready' thin clients
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Applications
 Applications can be placed in the image(s) or streamed
 Create images with different applications for groups of users, e.g
Finance, Sales…
 Applications within the image can be assigned to users using AppSense,
RES, Scense, Tricerat and others
 Stream applications XenApp, App-V or similar
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No more expensive than a traditional PC ~€500
Server
Citrix VDI-in-a-Box CCU (SRP)
Microsoft VDA license
HyperVisor (XenServer / Hyper-V / ESXi)
Totals
€60 - €70*
€~130
€0 - €80
€0 - €25
€190 - €305
*Server based on 50 users, 8 cores, 64GB RAM, 6 x 15k 300GB SAS
End point (Linux based ‘HDX Ready’ Thin Client)
Totals
Or repurpose PCs turning them into thin clients
e.g Wyse PC Extender or MS ThinPC (SA)
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€240
€430 - €545
Next steps…
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Use the Expert Bar today
Download the trial from http://www.citrix.com/vdi-in-a-box
30 day trial
10 ConCurrent users
3 server Grid
Locate Citrix partner
from Citrix partner locator
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Citrix VDI-in-a-Box
Simple, Affordable, VDI.
Thank you
Work better. Live better.

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