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Citrix Enhances HDX Technology for High-Definition Virtual Desktops

By DE Editors

Citrix Systems, Inc. has announced an addition to its HDX Technology, which it says will ensure a high-definition virtual desktop experience. The new HDX 3D technology, available as a feature of Citrix XenDesktop, delivers a high-definition desktop experience to users in any location, over any network.

Combined with the portfolio of HDX technologies in XenDesktop, the new HDX 3D capability assists in real-time collaboration among disperse design teams while ensuring the security of intellectual property.

“Desktop virtualization, and XenDesktop in particular, has really picked up steam in 2009. A critical success factor to mass adoption in the enterprise remains the ability to ensure a PC-like experience over any network, which is particularly critical for employees who work with high-end graphics, design software, animation, and the like. Although these use cases have not historically been considered within the reach of Centralized Virtual Desktop architectures, in many cases they may make an ideal use case if a powerful user experience is achieved,” said Michael Rose, research analyst, IDC. “It is exciting to see new technology innovations like HDX 3D in XenDeskop, which extends multimedia performance and makes virtualization a viable solution for a broader set of users.”

According to the company, Citrix XenDesktop with HDX technologies can deliver virtual desktops to all office-based users within the enterprise—including professional graphics power users—through a single desktop virtualization product.

In industries such as manufacturing, engineering and graphic design, architecture and animation, design teams are often geographically dispersed but still require the ability to collaborate and work from the same source files. And, these teams work with intellectual property where security is paramount.

XenDesktop with HDX 3D centralizes the OS, applications, and data in the datacenter, and delivers desktops with the user experience required.

HDX 3D will be available at the end of September as a feature of Citrix XenDesktop Advanced, Enterprise, and Platinum editions for all new and existing XenDesktop customers at no additional charge.

For more information, visit Citrix Systems.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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