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HPE and Citrix team up to deliver a proven solution stack for hyper convergence


by guest blogger, Kirk Manzer

Next week is one of my favorite weeks of the year. It’s the week I spend with customers at Citrix Synergy. As in years past, I’m looking forward to talking to our clients about new solutions HPE has developed around Citrix workloads to address their unique needs.

HPE recently launched a new hyperconverged system for the mid-market. This launch is another illustration of how HPE is empowering organizations to transform to a hybrid infrastructure while simplifying IT operations and reducing overall costs.

Now, let’s talk about hyperconvergence. In recent Gartner reports, hyperconvergence is described as a “nascent” market. Don’t worry; I had to look that word up too.  It means, “Just coming into existence and beginning to show signs of future potential.”  But what is hyperconvergence?  HPE defines it as, “A type of infrastructure system with a software-centric architecture that tightly integrates compute, storage, networking and virtualization resources and other technologies from scratch in a commodity hardware box supported by a single vendor.” The key message from that statement is, “tightly integrated compute, storage, networking and virtualization resources, supported by a single vendor.” 

Take the HPE DL380 for instance: Two Haswell CPUs with from 12 to 36 cores, 256GB of expandable memory in an all HDD or hybrid configuration, and a graphics card from NVIDIA. Add in HPE VS StoreVirtual software, and you can connect two to sixteen nodes together by adding a couple of 10Gb and 1Gb switches. Now your compute, storage and networking is complete with accelerated virtualization capabilities. Go a step further and add in enterprise-proven Citrix XenDesktop, and you have a hyperconverged, tightly integrated solution that can support hundreds to thousands of users.

To top it off, factor in the long-standing, well-integrated relationship between HPE and Citrix. These are companies that have long worked together, know how to work together, and complement each other. 

Sounds like a lot of marketing hype, I know, but it’s real. And customers can get an up-close look at the solution at Citrix Synergy. Stop by the HPE booth (#875) to learn more about the HPE hyperconverged story, the capabilities of the HPE HC380 powered by Intel®, and its brother the HPE HC250.

During the event, you won’t want to miss our theater sessions--where you can meet the experts and register to win HP Tablets and HP Laptops nearly every hour! And a special grand prize drawing will be held during our dedicated speaking session entitled: Deliver a great user experience for engineers with new solutions from HPE and Citrix (SYN126) May 25, 1:30PM – 2:15PM. In this session, you will learn how new HPE and Citrix offerings meet the unique challenges of engineers and how we’re leveraging cloud-based solutions and hyperconverged platforms to meet our clients specific digital transformation objectives.

I look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas.


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