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NetApp and key virtualization providers create integrated solutions that simplify data center operations, improve service delivery, and enable cloud initiatives.

Server Virtualization

Server Virtualization

Virtualize your data center storage and management with a nondisruptive, scalable, and secure agile data infrastructure.

  • Citrix Server Virtualization
  • Microsoft Server Virtualization
  • VMware Server Virtualization
  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
  • Oracle Server Virtualization
Desktop Virtualization

Desktop Virtualization

Optimize storage performance and cost to meet mobile computing requirements with NetApp hybrid and all-flash solutions.

  • Citrix Virtual Desktop
  • VMware Virtual Desktop



Key Point

  • Back up and recover your data in an instant.
  • Use 50% less storage for the XenServer virtualization platform.
  • Manage storage directly through the XenCenter console.
  • Provision storage as fast as virtual servers

Citrix Server Virtualization

Boost data center efficiency, flexibility by complementing Citrix server virtualization with NetApp storage solutions.

Server virtualization can boost your IT efficiency and turn your data center into a flexible, scalable competitive weapon.

Virtualizing your servers and desktops is only the beginning of a virtual infrastructure. NetApp® storage solutions complement the Citrix XenServer virtualization platform, enabling you to:

  • Save up to 50% on storage power, cooling, and space.
  • Reduce overall data center costs using thin provisioning and NetApp Snapshot™ copies.
  • Bring products, services, and projects to market faster with instant storage provisioning.
  • Back up often and restore your data in an instant.

Experience a smooth transition to your optimal infrastructure with NetApp’s specialized virtualization services. From assessment to implementation to management, our experienced, certified professionals use proven methodologies and best practices to help you get where you want to be—with efficiency, and with no surprises.

With the NetApp 50% Virtualization Guarantee Program, use 50% less storage in your virtualized environment, guaranteed.

Key Point

  • Use 50% less storage by eliminating redundant desktop and user data.
  • Provision thousands of virtual desktops in minutes.
  • Adapt and grow with storage that scales to the size of your business.
  • Provide continuous access to data—even when you expand or upgrade.
  • Support all XenDesktop delivery options with the same NetApp platform.

Citrix Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

Citrix XenDesktop virtualization and NetApp storage: better for users, better for business, and better for IT.

The complex, variable workloads of desktop virtualization make it challenging to achieve the performance you need at a reasonable cost. Our solution blends Citrix and NetApp technologies—from hybrid solutions to all-flash FAS configurations—to optimize performance across all phases of the workload and for all data types.

With NetApp storage for Citrix XenDesktop virtualization, you can:

  • Deploy, manage, and optimize virtual desktops, applications, and user data from a central console.
  • Use clustered Data ONTAP nondisruptive operation to provide end users with continuous data access, even during upgrades or while adding capacity.
  • Reduce virtual desktop storage costs by 50%—guaranteed—with NetApp storage efficiency technologies, including deduplication, compression, and fast, space-optimized cloning.
  • Back up and secure end-user data in an instant.

Whether you use Citrix XenDesktop 7 or an earlier generation, NetApp offers a complete storage solution for all desktop delivery models, related data types, and Citrix-supported hypervisors.