Did you know, Nutanix FastTrack for VDI enhances flexibility, accessibility and security, delivering predictable performance for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops?

Tony Lam Tony Lam Business Manager at Dicker Data
Tony Lam

Delivering Enterprise Class VDI with Nutanix & Citrix

Businesses have accepted the ‘new normal’ will linger for the foreseeable future as they continue to modernise operating models. Gartner recently reported 74 percent of CFO’s expect to move previously onsite employees to some form of permanent remote work post COVID-19. This pressures CIOs to cost-effectively deliver accessibility, flexibility, enhanced user experience, productivity, manageability, and security for the virtual workspace. To address this, Citrix and Nutanix have again joined forces to deliver a powerful, cost effective, enterprise-grade solution to simplify IT and make it easier to adapt to changing business needs.

Nutanix and Citrix are taking the guesswork out of application and desktop virtualisation to deliver brilliant user experiences while reducing infrastructure complexity, with a secure, scalable and affordable Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution.

For customers, Citrix and Nutanix solutions offer technology and business benefits through native product integrations, extensive joint validation for fully vetted solutions, simplified design choices, accelerated deployments and comprehensive tools helping customers migrate to modern architectures and maximise their return on investment.

Pennie Stevens, General Manager - Software at Dicker Data said, “The VDI partnership between Nutanix and Citrix has disrupted the traditional data centre market. Nutanix’s leasing infrastructure solutions enhance best of breed desktop services from Citrix. Together, their innovative products provide simplified, enterprise grade solutions to improve the employee experience for customers.”

Better together 

Desktop and application virtualisation workloads are complex, requiring consistent performance, and seamless scalability at an affordable cost. Citrix virtual apps and desktops are a leading delivery solution that transforms desktops and apps into secure, on-demand services available to any user on any device, anywhere. But not all user experiences are created equal.

Running Citrix VDI in legacy three-tier (server, storage, and networking) data centres can be time and resource consuming. Nutanix reengineered and consolidated the datacentre to remove the complexity of managing your infrastructure, built upon web-scale software.

With Citrix, the process of activating additional platforms through a server is streamlined and the alliance with Nutanix is a key component of delivering these solutions to market.

Powerhouse solution - Citrix and Nutanix FastTrack for VDI

By deploying Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops on Nutanix, businesses receive fully supported, enterprise-grade application and desktop virtualisation, integrated with compute, storage, and networking to optimise network functionality and security. The solution offers a proven infrastructure already configured, tested, certified, and incorporated inside a turnkey solution.

Nutanix FastTrack for VDI enhances flexibility, accessibility and security, delivering predictable performance for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops. Organisations can reduce software, infrastructure and ongoing management costs for Citrix environments by as much as 70 percent.

Recognised as an industry leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant, Nutanix’s Hyperconverged Infrastructure is Citrix ready and supported by over 3,000 customers running Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops.

Disrupting the market - VDI to drive performance, reliability and scalability

COVID-19 posed many challenges to end point vendors, including a shortage in devices that enabled remote business continuity. While initially a challenge, companies were presented with the opportunity to transition apps to a data centre, accelerate system integration, unify cloud environments and empower remote work securely from anywhere, on any device.

With Nutanix FastTrack for VDI, businesses with existing VDI environments gain delivery of additional virtual desktops within days, which scale as you grow. CIOs and CFOs are supported with easy to deploy and manage solutions delivering automated integration.

During the pandemic, businesses were forced to make fast decisions to enable remote workforces. Many companies tried to reuse existing infrastructure while others scrambled to move their data to the public cloud. While these decisions were not wrong, organisations now need to assess the suitability of current system from a sustainability, cost profile, workload performance and security point of view and how these pressures can be alleviated moving forward.

With affordable solutions that tick all the right boxes, Nutanix FastTrack for VDI offers subscription pricing. This means businesses can transition costs from CapEx to OpEx with reduced expenditure and maintenance requirements in the long term.

The year of the VDI and how to help customers now

Dicker Data, Citrix and Nutanix have come together to the FastTrack for VDI bundle. While providing the simplest, fastest and most secure way to deploy and scale virtual apps and desktops, partners will be well positioned to grow their business and profitability by providing higher value recurring revenue services and ongoing joint vendor support.

For accounts with existing on-premise Citrix VDI environments, partners can help customers and prospects with existing VDI environments achieve productivity with assured delivery of virtual desktops within days.

What's on offer? 

The Nutanix FastTrack for VDI promotional offer has three key components:

  1. Predefined Nutanix software and hardware bundles for small, medium and large configurations built for Citrix

  2. Confirmed delivery of predefined HW

  3. Remote services to set-up and provision virtual desktops in five business days

To fast track remote services for clients, your Nutanix team will include pre-built Nutanix Services SKUs with your FastTrack orders. Services SKUs include remotely delivered services to:

  • Install and configure Nutanix Software infrastructure

  • Integrate with VDI Control Plane (Citrix Virtual Apps/Desktops)

  • Migrate necessary image(s) and provision desktops

For those without an existing VDI solutions, partners can leverage the 30-day free trial for Xi Frame, DaaS, to help businesses quickly and securely enable their teams to work from anywhere.

FastTrack VDI Incentive Program

The Nutanix FastTrack VDI Incentive rewards partner individuals with incremental incentive for identifying and winning Citrix VDI deals, through to 31 January 2021. To be eligible for double the rewards, the individuals’ partner organisation must be an authorised Nutanix product reseller with a minimum of a Pioneer tier in Channel Charter Program, meet performance goals and be a partner in good standing. For more information, see full details on the Nutanix FastTrack VDI Individual Incentive.

To find out how you can leverage industry leading hyperconverged infrastructure, virtual apps and desktop solutions to improve user experience reach out to sales@dickerdata.com.au


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