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Today, Citrix launched the new XenClient Enterprise with expanded support for Business Ultrabook™ systems powered by 3rd generation Intel Core vPro processors enabling enterprises around the world to “Compute with Confidence”.  This is great news for both users and IT because now they will be able to get the benefits of centrally managed, secure client endpoints while supporting mobility and a great user experience through local execution and offline capabilities.  PC’s based on 3rd Generation Intel Core vPro together with XenClient Enterprise  are a powerful combination, providing mobile users with super-fast responsiveness and access to applications anytime, anywhere even without a network connection.  The new XenClient Enterprise is centrally managed by an open, scalable backend management system that gives IT administrators a comprehensive set of policies so they can remotely  control and secure the virtual desktops running on users’ PCs.


Intel has a history of technical collaboration and innovation with both Citrix and the former Virtual Computer. This relationship will continue so that together we can deliver compelling products to help enterprises deal with the many challenges they face today and in the future.  Intel is especially excited about this union because the former Virtual Computer’s technology combined with Citrix’s broad reach will benefit more enterprises than ever.

We at Intel are very excited about the recent release of Citrix XenClient 2.1.   XenClient 2.1 introduces many new capabilities, two of which I wanted to take a moment to highlight.


First, the new dynamic layering feature enhancements in XenClient 2.1 are an example of how XenClient enables Intelligent Desktop Virtualization or IDV.  Dynamic layering enables an easier, more reliable, and more cost effective way of managing system updates while minimizing end user impact and increasing IT control and agility.  Layered images are an essential part of a no-compromise desktop management solution because it allows IT to retain centralized control over distributed images.


The second enhancement now available with XenClient XT 2.1 is that this solution will now be available on mobile PCs.  XenClient XT takes advantage of a hardware-rooted security available with 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor family to deliver extreme security and isolation without compromising end user performance.  With this release, Citrix extends the security, isolation, and performance benefits of the XenClient XT to laptops equipped with a 2nd Generation Intel Core vPro Processor.  IT can now deliver a common solution across both mobile and desktop platforms, enabling mobile users to access applications involving sensitive data in a highly secure environment whether working on line or off line.


XenClient XT 2.1 is an excellent example of a solution that capitalizes on Intel’s IDV vision.  These innovations enable Intelligent Desktop Virtualization solutions that deliver a great user experience and the ability to optimize IT infrastructures for lower cost and higher scale."  For more information on how your enterprise can benefit from IDV download Intel’s vision paper click here.  To learn more about XenClient 2.1 click here.

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