Briefly describe your desktop virtualization offering, including its
delivery model and solution architecture.
Citrix* XenDesktop* lets you create virtualized desktops and then make them available to users on demand
through any device. XenDesktop includes Citrix HDX* and FlexCast* technologies. FlexCast enables IT to deliver
multiple types of virtual desktops, including hosted shared, virtual desktop infrastructure VDI , streamed, and local
virtual machine VM virtual desktops. Each virtual desktop can be tailored to meet the performance, security, and
flexibility requirements of individual users.
The Citrix Modular Architecture provides a foundation for building a scalable VDI. The modular architecture creates
a single design for a data center, integrating all FlexCast models.
The Control Module manages user access and virtual desktop allocation.
The Desktop Module integrates all FlexCast models into the modular architecture.
The Imaging Module provides the virtual desktops with the master desktop image.
Numerous options exist for all three levels because users have different requirements, and the technology must
align with the users’ needs.
Microsoft* Desktop Virtualization provides a suite of solutions through which companies can enable their employees
to work anywhere, on a range of devices, while simplifying compliance and management through a centralized
infrastructure. Microsoft’s portfolio of desktop virtualization solutions provides a mix of virtualization options.
User state layer
Microsoft User State Virtualization USV : User data and settings are transferred to a centralized data center,
enabling users to access their data and settings from any corporate PC.
Microsoft Application Virtualization App V : Provides user access to applications available on any authorized
PC without application installs.
Microsoft RemoteApp*: Allows users to access centrally hosted applications that appear as local applications
integrated with the task bar and the Windows* 7 Start Menu.
Operating system layer
Windows Server* Remote Desktop Services RDS Session Virtualization: Provides users with server hosted,
session based desktops and applications accessible from any device.
Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure: Provides access to personalized server hosted desktops running in
a VM from any device.
Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization MED V : Runs legacy Microsoft Windows XP and Internet
Explorer* 6 or 7 applications in a virtual workspace on Microsoft Windows 7.
Microsoft System Center: Unified solution for managing IT environments, including deployment, monitoring,
and updating of physical and virtual clients, servers, and mobile devices.