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Nutanix Your Way to VDI Xen with Bitdefender

By Shaun Donaldson on Jan 05, 2018 | 0 Comments

In the technology world, it is rare that three uniquely positioned vendors converge to provide a common solution which addresses security, performance, and operational benefits as Bitdefender, Citrix, and Nutanix have around Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI).

Why is doing VDI right important?

Organizations have clear goals when pursuing VDI and app virtualization. When summed-up, it comes down to providing services to end-users in ways that aren’t possible in traditional computing environments—at a lower total cost, with greater management flexibility and control, not to mention enhanced security and easier compliance.

The key to a successful VDI deployment is to look for a complete stack of solutions that have been verified to properly complement one another. No single vendor has the expertise to deliver a ready-made, all-encompassing solution which provides depth of knowledge in each domain. Only by working together can vendors exceed customer expectations, which is exactly what Bitdefender, Citrix, and Nutanix are doing.

What is the solution composed of?

Nutanix, Citrix, and Bitdefender have created best of breed solutions to deliver an ideal end-user experience and top-notch security over any network and on any device. Together, Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform and Citrix XenDesk / XenApp form a turnkey, validated VDI infrastructure optimized for performance, scalability, and manageability.

Bitdefender Security for Virtualized Environments (SVE) brings industry-leading next-generation defenses and a lean, efficient architecture that promotes the utilization and performance of the underlying Nutanix + Citrix stack. SVE runs on any hypervisor, including Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV) and Citrix XenServer.

If you choose to deploy VDI infrastructure on XenServer, you can take advantage of Bitdefender Hypervisor Introspection (HVI) to protect VDI and other workloads from advanced memory-based cyberattacks. This revolutionary security solution leverages an API in XenServer to monitor changes in the memory space and detect even the most sophisticated malicious activities in real time. In doing so, HVI operates with a level of insight and isolation that is not possible with the in-guest security tools which it complements.

What’s in it for you and your end users?

With the Nutanix, Citrix, and Bitdefender solution you can achieve the following:

  • Maximize the ROI on your VDI deployment with pay-as-you-grow economics, efficient scalability, and streamlined centralized manageability
  • Consistently ensure optimal user experience thanks to the solution’s uncompromising performance and low latency, even in carrier-grade deployments
  • Reliably protect your valuable assets and data with a combination of the hardened hypervisors, granular policy-control engines and unrivaled workload-security mechanisms.

How to get started

If you are attending Citrix Summit 2018 on January 8th and 9th, stop by to speak with our architects and engineers and see the solution in action. Visit us at the Solution Expo:

  • Bitdefender booth #510
  • Nutanix booth #303
  • Citrix Booth Experience

More information can be found in the Desktop Virtualization Done Right solution brief.

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Author: Shaun Donaldson

Shaun Donaldson is Editor-at-large at Bitdefender Enterprise. Shaun is also responsible for supporting relationships with strategic alliance partners and large enterprise customers, and analyst relations. Before joining Bitdefender, Mr. Donaldson was involved in various technology alliances, enterprise sales and marketing positions within the IT security industry, including Trend Micro, Entrust, Bell Security Solutions and Third Brigade.