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Nutanix Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
Deliver optimal user experience regardless of deployment scale or type


Leverage a software-defined appliance ideal for running industry-leading VDI solutions

Nutanix web-scale architecture provides predictable performance, linear scaling, and simplified management for virtual desktop infrastructure deployments. It comes ready to run Citrix XenDesktop and Citrix XenApp on any hypervisor – Nutanix AHV, Citrix XenServer, HyperV, or ESXi – and supports VMware Horizon with View. Nutanix VDI solutions are ideal for scenarios that require a quick turnaround of virtual desktops, such as classrooms, call center operations, and healthcare facilities. We stand behind our technology with the Nutanix VDI Assurance Program.

Support Growing End User Needs

VDI is not only being driven by IT departments to efficiently support growing end user computing needs, it is also needed to support bring your own device (BYOD) initiatives, anytime, anywhere access to applications and data, and improved security.

A single Nutanix platform supports every type of VDI user and application and deployment model, from non-persistent task and knowledge worker desktops to persistent power and graphics-intensive user desktops, without having to rely on overprovisioning storage capacity for performance.

Excellent User ExperienceExcellent User Experience
Eliminate storage bottlenecks to improve application responsiveness and boot/login experience.

Business ContinuityBusiness Continuity
Get highly available desktops for mission-critical environments using built-in native replication and disaster recovery.

Predictable Scale-OutPredictable Scale-Out
Linear, nondisruptive VDI scaling supports desktop growth without inefficient overprovisioning.


Simplify Infrastructure Management

Traditional VDI architectures with separate storage and compute servers bring complexity, inflexible resource provisioning, and fragmented infrastructure management, which can offset the advantages of desktop virtualization. Nutanix helps address these challenges with an Enterprise Cloud Platform that simplifies VDI projects and accelerates time to value.

Simple DeploymentSimple Deployment
Virtual desktops are ready to deploy out-of-the-box in an hour.

VMware, Citrix and Microsoft IntegrationVMware, Citrix and Microsoft Integration
Support for VMware View Composer Array Integration (VCAI), Microsoft offloaded data transfers (ODX), Citrix XenServer (tech preview) and native plugins for Citrix XenDesktop Studio.

Lower CostsLower Costs
Lower infrastructure capital expenses compared with physical desktops, reduce on-going operating costs, and shrink IT footprint with the industry’s highest virtual desktop density.


Minimize Risk

Minimize infrastructure risk by providing predictability and reliability as your desktop and application projects scale from pilot to full-scale production environments.

Start Small and Scale UpStart Small and Scale Up
Seamlessly scale to support 100s or 1000s of virtual desktops with pay-as-you-grow economics.

Eliminate Sizing RiskEliminate Sizing Risk
Define VDI in terms of end-user requirements and eliminate performance risk with Nutanix VDI Assurance.

Rest Easy with Certified VDIRest Easy with Certified VDI
Fully approved by Citrix and VMware for enterprise desktop and application virtualization.


Deploy Scale-Out File Services

Nutanix Acropolis File Services (AFS) is a software defined scale-out file server for Windows environments that allows users to seamlessly scale for performance on demand. Deploy AFS to host user profiles, home directories and departmental shares on the same cluster running VDI and eliminate the silo of standalone NAS.

Eliminate NAS SilosEliminate NAS Silos
Eliminate infrastructure silos with a single platform for user-files, applications and desktops.

Enterprise Grade StorageEnterprise Grade Storage
Deliver rich features including high availability, disaster recovery and capacity reduction.

End-to-end ControlEnd-to-end Control
Simple end to end control for the virtualization administrators from a single management pane (Prism).


Nutanix VDI Assurance Program

Nutanix VDI Assurance ensures that your VDI users always get the server and storage resources they need for the life of the Nutanix platform. If additional hardware is required to meet profile parameters, Nutanix provides it at no additional cost. Nutanix VDI Assurance delivers peace of mind and 100% predictability to your VDI deployment.

Nutanix VDI Assurance Program