Citrix recently acquired Kaviza. Kaviza has taken a virtual appliance and grid approach to standing up a VDI infrastructure. All the functionality needed to create, provision, manage, and load balance virtual desktops is included in this appliance. VDI-in-a-box has a built-in connection broker, load balancer, user manager, and desktop provisioning server. The appliance runs on a commodity server running a hypervisor such as ESX. Multiple servers can be linked together to automatically provide high availability. VDI-in-a-box handles all the connection brokering and load management across the grid and automatically handles failover in case of server failures.
Citrix has created an informative FAQ article answer questions such as:
- How does the approach of VDI-in-a-box’s differ from other VDI solutions?
- How long will it take to break even with VDI-in-a-box virtual desktops?
- >How can I try Kaviza VDI-in-a-box?
- What do I need to get started?
- What do I need to run VDI-in-a-box in my environment?
- Which Hypervisors does VDI-in-a-box support?
- Where does VDI-in-a-box store user data?
- And many more…
For the answers to these questions and more continue reading the article at the source…