Businesses are looking to enable flexible workstyles for their users with the ability to work anytime, anywhere, from any device while increasing IT efficiency through cloud services. Client virtualization is a hot topic because it addresses these two pain points. Client virtualization can be as broad as providing access to a remote desktop to an end user to as specific as delivering a non-persistent streamed desktop, or virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). This paper focuses on HP's recommended approach to virtual desktops in client virtualization with Citrix XenDesktop 5.6, Citrix Provisioning Server 6.0, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, and VMM 2012 using HP's blades and storage to create a reference architecture. It also highlights considerations and best practices to help ensure a successful VDI implementation.
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Sponsor: HP and Intel® Xeon® processors