One solution in particular has had massive appeal since its introduction at Citrix Synergy 2010, and that is the Wyse Xenith zero client. Built specifically for Citrix XenDesktop®, Wyse Xenith delivers the HDX™ experience with zero delays, zero management, zero security risks and very little energy use.
"In the past year, Wyse and Citrix have bolstered their 15-year partnership with the introduction of Wyse Xenith," said Maryam Alexandrian, Senior Vice President Worldwide Sales and Channels at Wyse Technology. "Wyse Xenith makes the integration of Wyse and Citrix easier than ever and represents an entirely new approach to investing in, deploying and supporting intelligent desktop devices."
"As enterprises look for ways to increase user flexibility for virtual workstyles while driving down the costs of maintaining their corporate desktop environment, it is important for technology providers to deliver integrated, value-added solutions that simplify this shift. Wyse and Citrix have a shared vision of enabling enterprises to transform desktop computing into an on-demand service while lowering the cost of maintaining desktops," said Natalie Lambert, director of product marketing, Enterprise Desktops and Applications at Citrix. "Our organizations will continue to work closely to deliver innovative solutions to businesses that see the benefit of delivering virtual desktops to not just the office worker, but all users in the organization."
IDC recently published a report on the strong integration between Citrix and Wyse. Entitled Driving Productivity with the Anywhere, Anytime Virtual Desktop, the white paper articulates the challenges facing IT departments an increasingly complex installed base composed of aging PCs with outdated operating systems. The document also looks closely at PC alternatives in a market it expects revenues to grow from $1.5 billion in 2010 to more than $2.2 billion by 2014.
Authored by IDC analysts Ian Song and Tom Mainelli, the report takes an in-depth look at a wide variety of customer implementations and an examination of the role of thin clients, zero clients, mobile clients and best of breed software integration on these deployments. According to Ian Song of IDC: "Thin client endpoints … offer a level of cost savings, security, manageability, and green benefits that today's PCs simply cannot match."
The white paper is available at http://www.wyse.com/citrix