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The Eagle has Landed: Citrix XenApp is now available on HP Moonshot with Intel graphics!

My name is Tony Sanchez (@TonySanchez_CTX) and I work on the WW Alliances teams as principle solutions architect focusing on the HP Moonshot platform. Previously, I wrote a blog on the first Citrix and HP Moonshot offering with AMD called the CS100 for Citrix XenDesktop. Since then the HP Moonshot and Citrix family has grown and now […]

HP adds two new Moonshot configs and increased app support

This morning, HP announced the immediate availability of two new server cartridges, the m710 and 350, for the high-density Moonshot server chassis system. Along with the two new hardware configurations, four application-specific solutions have also been introduced. The new application-specific solutions are application delivery, managed web hosting, video transcoding, and web infrastructure in a box. […]

HP gives Moonshot server its first Xeon chip

If Hewlett-Packard’s Moonshot server doesn’t pan out, it won’t be for lack of trying. Its engineers have been hard at work this year adding various different CPU options for Moonshot, which uses a novel design to reduce energy and space requirements and is a big part of CEO Meg Whitman’s effort to get HP back […]

Hosted Desktop Infrastructure (HDI) 101

Back in 2007, I embarked on a research project for AMD to better understand how hosted computing was going to impact the enterprise.  Hosted computing was everything from Microsoft Terminal Services to Citrix MetaFrame to Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) technologies that were emerging.  The conclusion we came to during this research was that the biggest barrier […]

Hewlett-Packard Ships The First 64-bit ARM Server With Applied Micro Circuit’s X-Gene

Hewlett-Packard launched today and is shipping for production a new wave of cartridges for their Hewlett-Packard Moonshot System, the ProLiant m400, based on AppliedMicro’s (Applied Micro Circuits) X-Gene system-on-chip (SoC). This launch also represents the first enterprise-class shipment of a 64-bit ARM server.  While mileage will vary for every datacenter customer and application, Hewlett-Packard’s new […]

HP’s Moonshot server now packs 64-bit ARM chips

It’s been a long road getting there but Hewlett-Packard has become the first major vendor to add a 64-bit ARM server to its price list. HP has added a 64-bit ARM chip as one of the options for Moonshot, a new type of server from HP that can accommodate different chip architectures to address specific […]

HP Extends Benefits of ARM Architecture Into the Datacenter With New Servers

HP announced two ARM(R)-based servers, including the first enterprise-class 64-bit ARM-based server, for customers that value choice in their compute strategy. Additionally, HP is making available a production-ready platform to enable software developers to develop, test and port applications to the 64-bit ARM-based server. Part of the HP ProLiant Moonshot portfolio, the new servers underpin […]

Citrix’s Chris Fleck on Citrix Buying Virtu.al – for a Different Perspective

They say a different point of view or perspective can add 50 IQ points when solving a problem. Citrix has just announced the announcement of the stealth startup Virtu.al who’s technology includes the first cross platform mobile OS hypervisor and talent that includes some of the top security researchers in the world. I love inventions that are […]

HP Moonshot Server Powered by AMD Delivered Strong 3D Rendering Performance

In a Principled Technologies (PT) evaluation of 3D rendering performance, an AMD-based server delivered considerably more throughput than an Intel-based server — and it did so with greater energy efficiency. The dense solution offers an alternative to companies that need to run compute-intensive workloads. See all the details at facts.pt/1mRETvZ. About Principled Technologies, Inc. Principled Technologies, […]

HP’s Moonshot servers strengthens its leadership position

Hewlett-Packard (or HP) (HPQ) has held the title of “x86 server market leader” for the last 16 years, according to the International Data Corporation (or IDC). It has launched Commercial UNIX server, HP 9000 Series 840, first x86 server, and HP SystemPro successfully over the years. The above chart shows the market share held by players in the server market. […]

HDI vs. VDI Panel at HP Discover with DABCC’s Douglas Brown, and Virtual Desktop Industry Experts

DABCC’s Douglas Brown hosted a panel discussion at HP Discover 2014 on Hosted Desktop Infrastructure (HDI). The panel includes three desktop virtualization guru’s DaneYoung (http://twitter.com/youngtech), Jaymes Davis (http://twitter.com/CloudProphet), and Thad Morrow from Entisys Solutions and SkyCanvas.com. The panel talks what is HDI, HDI vs. VDI, Citrix XenDesktop on HP Moonshot CS100, what is HP Moonshot, […]

HP Moonshot Redefines Data Center Performance, Economics, Desktops & More! #WOW!

Enhanced HP Moonshot systems accelerate time to market, reduce cost, simplify data centers for new style of IT. HP announced HP Moonshot innovations that give enterprises the speed, agility and lower economics to build next-generation data centers that will power tomorrow’s successful organizations. Data centers are reaching an unsustainable point-in the next five years the […]

HP Updates Moonshot HDI, 6x Graphics Compared to VDI, 35% Faster CPU

Powered by HP Moonshot ProLiant m700, HP ConvergedSystem 100 for Hosted Desktops, clients can deliver the business graphics and multimedia performance of a traditional desktop PC with 6 times faster graphics frames per second, compared to other virtual desktop infrastructure solutions. System is available now, in configurations starting from US$140,000. Compared to traditional PC desktops, […]

Citrix XenDesktop Remote PC Access, HDX 3D Pro, and League of Legends!

In the last several years there has been such a focus on getting to that lofty end-state of hosted desktop virtualization from the data center, that many forget to stop and think about how they can obtain real business value today! Case and point is the long forgotten option in the Flexcast model called Remote […]

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