NVIDIA just released their GRID 2.0 GPU technology. In earlier articles I already described vGPU and the impact of GPUs in the datacenters. With this new release NVIDIA bumped up the use cases and performance characteristics to drive adoption of GPU within VDI and SBC implementations.
Archive for Citrix
With the introduction of Citrix Workspace Cloud (CWC) Citrix showed a renewed interest in cloud based services, although cloud can mean a lot of things the introduction and implementation is in line with the thoughts of Nutanix’s scale out model and focus on ease of use and time to market.
With .Next behind us and all of the announcements have made their impact, we now can take a look at how to extend the Acropolis capabilities to other workloads. One of those obvious workloads is application and desktop virtualization (also referred to as SBC/VDI). We are proud to say that Acropolis and Acropolis Hypervisor were awarded Citrix Ready certification for Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp 7.6.
About 2 weeks ago Nutanix held its very first .Next inaugural conference in Miami and as it has been a while since I last blogged so I thought it would be a good start to pick things up again and write about my own experiences and the announcements during the conference as it was my first conference where I could peak into the vendor side of a conference.
During Citrix Summit Nutanix released the Nutanix Plugin for XenDesktop, as you can read over here: The Nutanix Plugin for Citrix XenDesktop. This plugin will enable the XenDesktop admins to leverage both Citrix and Nutanix technology to start SLA management from their own known console.
At Nutanix the last couple of days I’ve been involved in the testing of the new vGPU features from vSphere 6 in combination with the new NVIDIA grid drivers so that vGPU would also be available for desktops delivered via Horizon 6 on vSphere 6.