Citrix WorkspacePod Delivers Rich Apps and Desktops with HP Moonshot platform

By CIOReview | Monday, January 19, 2015

FREMONT, CA: Citrix – a provider of mobile workspaces, virtualization, mobility management, networking and cloud services – announces the introduction of its Citrix WorkspacePod. Its , an integrated software Powered by HP to offer modern workspace supported by software-defined storage capability from Sanbolic. The solution delivers highly intuitive end user experience and scales multiple users at one place with superior predictable performance.

Citrix WorkspacePod integrates the company’s existing workspace infrastructure software with HP’s Moonshot platform and HP ProLiant SL4540 server that combines compute, storage and networking to give enhanced apps and desktops. The software shows flexibility while being deployed as single solution or in a mesh configuration within datacenter and remote location.

Addressing the challenge of complexity, increased cost for storage and licensing of servers and software, Citrix WorkspacePod provides a simple, scalable and centralized infrastructure in mobile workspace market at reasonable cost. The software combines existing on-premise or cloud storage infrastructure that reduces the time to value for workspace deployments.

WorkspacePod offers multiple advantages such as: up to 40 percent savings on hardware compared to Storage Area Network (SAN) based architectures; three times higher user density at lesser than one watt per user; enhanced performance networking with 40 gigabyte switch between compute and storage; delivering superior motion graphics and server-rendered video with its rich applications and desktops supported by integrated CPU/GPU; and providing built-in high availability and enterprise-grade storage capabilities.

“We see tremendous market demand for offerings that reduce the infrastructure cost and complexity for workspace delivery,” says Tyrone Pike, VP, Market Development, Citrix. “Citrix WorkspacePod solutions provide create simplified architectures that streamline and accelerate workspace deployments at an attractive per-user price.”