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Absolute performance plus cost and space-efficient capacity for Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp

The Nimble Storage Predictive Flash platform with Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp delivers the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) experience expected by end users, while accelerating ROI from VDI deployments.

A Unified Flash Fabric of all-flash and adaptive flash arrays, together with predictive analytics, is the single data storage platform the lets organizations achieve absolute performance, scale without disruption, and simplify operations.

Key Benefits

  • Superior VDI user experience from Flash performance that accommodates fast reads for boot storms and fast writes for ongoing operations
  • Ability to scale confidently through capacity-expanding deduplication and compression, and non-disruptive scale-out clustering up to multiple Petabytes
  • Simplified operations from a unified flash fabric allowing optimized data placement, a single management dashboard and integrated infrastructure options

The Solution

Nimble Storage Solution for Citrix XenDesktop is an open solution for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure that combines Nimble storage arrays with the leading software for Desktop Virtualization, Citrix XenDesktop, along with XenApp for delivering secure virtual applications.

The solution provides the industry’s most intelligent and cost-effective VDI for enterprise-class and mid-size business deployments, using best-in-class components with an open architecture for maximum flexibility, and cloud-based predictive analytics for 99.9997% uptime.


Solution Success

Gateway Health, a top-ranked managed care organization serving over 300,000 customers, supported business growth and corrected deteriorating VDI performance with a Nimble Storage Solution for Citrix XenDesktop that reduced VDI login times by 33 percent and eliminated latency issues.

“After seeing how well the Nimble arrays worked in our VDI environment, we moved our MS SQL and Oracle environments to Nimble arrays as well.”  David Guilinger, Director of Information Services, Gateway Health

citrix Ready

Citrix Ready

Nimble Storage and Citrix work closely together to deliver leading-edge solutions for desktop virtualization (VDI). Nimble Storage arrays have been extensively tested to validate interoperability with Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp, to provide a better end-user experience and cost-effective deployments.


Integrated Infrastructure Solutions from Nimble Storage provide an optimized IT foundation with tested, pre-validated VDI reference architectures for Citrix.

Product: Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays

Product: Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays

Product: Nimble Storage InfoSight

Alliance: Citrix

Solution brief: Nimble Storage Solution for Citrix XenDesktop

Solution Brief: ROBO Desktop Virtualization At-a-Glance

Tech Note: Nimble Storage Solution for Citrix XenDesktop 7.8

Customer Success: Gateway Health

News: Nimble Storage at Citrix Synergy