|[August 21, 2014]
Citrix Offers Technology Preview of Linux Virtual Apps and Desktops Delivered from XenApp and XenDesktop
SANTA CLARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Citrix today announced a limited technology
preview of virtualized Linux apps and desktops that integrates with
XenApp and XenDesktop and extends the FlexCast Management Architecture
(FMA (News - Alert)) to enable additional use cases in industries such as automotive,
manufacturing, oil and gas and financial services. When used with Citrix
HDX, the company's market-leading user experience technology, customers
will get unmatched performance and bandwidth efficiency for people
accessing Linux desktops from any device, over any network. In the
future, the HDX technology for hosted Linux apps will continue to evolve
to enable even the most demanding GPU-based graphics applications.
People interested in participating in the Citrix Linux Virtual Delivery
Agent (VDA) Tech Preview to test and provide feedback on this project
may submit an application at http://now.citrix.com/LinuxPreview.
With this new Linux support, customers can simply deploy the Citrix VDA
on each server or desktop hosted in the data center. Administrators can
use a single configuration and monitoring console for their Linux apps
and their Windows apps to have a single view to deliver virtual apps to
people such as engineers, designers, scientists and developers.
Many of the requirements around Linux applications relate to
mission-critical research and development work that includes chip
design, high-performance computing projects, and numerical computation
done in financial and scientific modeling, big data analysis, and
engineering tools. In addition, Citrix customers are asking for virtual
desktop support for specialized 3D applications built exclusively for
Linux, particularly in the oil and gas industry, manufacturing, and
digital media and entertainment industries. These customers need to
offer secure, global access to employees using a wide variety of mobile
and desktop devices, while maintaining centralized control of
business-critical intellectual property.
Citrix is currently taking applications to participate in the Linux VDA
Tech Preview at http://now.citrix.com/LinuxPreview.
The Tech Preview program offers a unique look into the development and
innovation process at Citrix, and does not in any way represent a
commitment to release, support or productize this technology.
Andrew Cresci, General Manager, GRID, NVIDIA (News - Alert)
"For customers spanning manufacturing simulation to energy exploration
to media and entertainment, there is no substitute for a Linux desktop
environment for their 3D modeling and high-performance graphics. We look
forward to working with Citrix to deliver an HDX solution to support
these critical applications on our GPUs."
Dan Neault, Senior Vice President, Datacenter Solutions Group, NetApp
"Oil and gas companies are continuing to move to virtual desktop
environments to reap the benefits of centralization, mobility, security
and operational efficiency. NetApp is looking forward to testing and
validating Citrix's new Linux VDA technology on its portfolio of
integrated infrastructure solutions, which provide an ideal environment
for high performance desktop virtualization deployments."
Rakesh Narasimhan, Group VP & GM, Desktops and Apps, Citrix
"Citrix has a long history of listening to customers and developing
specific products to meet their needs. Our engineering teams have made
tremendous progress in creating a Linux VDA to meet the strategic needs
of our customers in these critical industries."
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