HP Client Virtualization SMB Reference Architecture for Citrix VDI-in-a-Box
Client virtualization used to be considered a large enterprise solution, but with improvements in virtualization software, BYOD (bring your own device) plans and lower overall costs/user, client virtualization is quickly getting into the mainstream small and medium-sized business (SMB) market.
This technical document, or reference architecture, is designed to help a channel reseller or customer design a simple Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) configuration starting at 50 users. Based on the HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8 server and Citrix® VDI-in-a-BoxTM the HP Client Virtualization SMB Reference Architecture for Citrix VDI-in-a-Box (HP CV SMB RA for Citrix) is an appliance-like configuration that removes the guesswork from sizing and deploying a virtual desktop solution. With the recommended guidelines tested and validated by this reference architecture, you know upfront how many servers and what software licenses you need to support various user workloads. And because the solution follows a building-block approach, it scales on demand with no re-architecture or expensive infrastructure to deliver predictable, repeatable performance and costs.