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Citrix launches new desktop virtualization product line

XenDesktop line offcers wide range of desktop and application virtualization capabilities

Citrix has announced the launch of a new line of desktop virtualization solutions, the XenDesktop range.

The new range, which is available now, has been designed to provide fully integrated desktop and application virtualization, to enable companies to deliver personalized applications and desktop environments to users in a cost effective manner.

Gordon Payne, senior vice president and general manager, Delivery Systems Division, Citrix Systems said: "Today marks an important milestone in the history of Citrix as we celebrate the release of the exciting new XenDestkop product line. Desktop virtualization is a rapidly expanding new market with tremendous upside potential. We believe XenDesktop provides the right combination of economics, ease-of-use and end user experience to make desktop virtualization a practical reality for hundreds of millions of office workers worldwide."

XenDesktop is available in five different editions, including a free Express Edition which offers desktop virtualization for up to ten users; standard edition; Advanced Edition with desktop provisioning capabilities to reduce storage costs and simplify desktop lifecycle management and Enterprise and Platinum Editions which include the XenApp for Virtual Desktop application virtualization feature and other security and monitoring applications.

"In desktop virtualization environments, separating the applications from the desktop operating system provides IT organizations with greater flexibility, scalability and manageability of the overall desktop delivery solution. It simplifies desktop lifecycle management by consolidating desktops and applications down to just a few standardized images that can be dynamically combined for individual users' needs," said Andi Mann, research director, Enterprise Management Associates. "This model combines the cost advantages of server-based computing delivery with the user satisfaction of a personalized desktop experience - both of which are key drivers in the broader adoption of desktop virtualization."

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