Program Overview

The Citrix Ready HCI Workspace Appliance Program enables HyperConverged infrastructure appliances from the leading hardware and storage partners to connect to Citrix Cloud to automate the setup and maintenance of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops services, formerly XenApp and XenDesktop Services.

As large enterprises depend on Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops for secure access to apps and data for employees to work anywhere and anytime, smaller enterprises lack the IT infrastructure, resources and expertise needed for VDI and secure app delivery deployments.

HyperConverged Infrastructure (HCI) solutions help reduce complexity and cost at the hardware and storage layers, particularly for the mid-market enterprises. However, they still require a high degree of expertise to stand up the app and desktop delivery layer that sits on top of the HCI platform.

Connecting HCI to Citrix Cloud Management

Program Highlights

This program is designed to showcase workspace appliance solutions that take the entire stack into account to help reduce complexity and offer a lower total cost of ownership. In addition, the Citrix Ready Workspace Appliance Solution eliminates the configuration challenges, including software and hardware compatibility. With this, Partners and customers can connect the appliance to Citrix Cloud and quickly deliver virtual desktops and apps. As a value proposition, it offers the following benefits.

  • A convenient way to deliver high-performance virtual desktops and apps
  • New innovative capabilities to deliver virtual workspace infrastructure
  • An opportunity to offer a great user experience at a lower cost

Citrix Ready Workspace Appliances

We are pleased to announce the following Citrix Ready Workspace Appliances to help you radically simplify and enhance your ability to deliver high-performance virtual applications and desktops.

Cisco HyperFlex for Citrix Cloud services

Cisco HyperFlex for Citrix Cloud services from Citrix and Cisco provides an easy and cost-effective way to help you digitally transform your desktop environments. Cisco HyperFlex enables multicloud IT with an adaptive platform that powers any application anywhere with the simplicity of hyperconverged infrastructure. Built on HX software innovations, HyperFlex delivers a simplified solution with performance, independent scaling, support for multiple hypervisors, and flexible cluster scaling with availability zones.


The XC Family of hyper-converged appliances integrates Dell EMC 14th generation PowerEdge servers with Nutanix software to offer one of the industry’s most versatile and scalable hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) platforms. By supporting a choice of hypervisors, the XC Family of appliances can be deployed quickly for all virtualized workloads to reduce management complexity and total cost of ownership. The XC Core variant of the Dell EMC XC Family allows customers to source the Nutanix license directly from authorized partners, and then easily add the licenses to pre-validated systems that are configured, built and tested by Dell EMC.

Flexxible|SmartWorkspaces for Citrix Cloud (SWS4CC)

Flexxible|SmartWorkspaces for Citrix Cloud (SWS4CC) provides an innovative way to manage and monitor enterprise cloud infrastructure through a single pane of glass named Flexxible|Hawk. SWS4CC is designed for companies of any size and has been verified as Citrix Ready as on-site layer for on-premises computing for Citrix Cloud. It provides two storage options, including fast all-flash storage provided by the SWS4CC appliance, or by utilizing a user’s existing network storage to leverage existing investments and reduce TCO. The solution delivers ready-to-use virtual workspaces powered by Citrix Cloud and Citrix Hypervisor, formerly XenServer, with multi-tenant and multi-environment cloud console management, automated deployment and simple scaling.

Automation for HPE SimpliVity and Citrix Cloud

HPE SimpliVity is a HCI offering from HPE that consolidates all IT data services into an All-Flash based solution. HPE SimpliVity for Citrix Cloud enables simplified management, better security, and lower TCO & better performance. In addition, the HPE SimpliVity platform is based on the best in class servers from HPE. From a performance perspective, HPE SimpliVity provides a high desktop density and a remarkable cost per desktop offering. HPE SimpliVity Systems provide a software-defined hyperconverged infrastructure that offers enterprise-class performance, data protection, and resiliency. By delivering automated storage utilization, always-on compression, and policy-based VM-centric management, SimpliVity powers the most efficient data centers.

Lenovo ThinkAgile HX Series

Backed by best-in-class Lenovo ThinkAgile Advantage support, ThinkAgile HX series appliances integrate Nutanix's industry-leading software with Lenovo's extremely reliable and high performing servers – ranked #1 in uptime by ITIC for 4.5 consecutive years. Available in a variety of models optimized for workloads ranging from ROBO to analytics, the appliances simplify data center operations, increase uptime and performance, and enable customers to focus on business innovation.

Nutanix InstantOn for Citrix Cloud

Nutanix InstantOn for Citrix Cloud enables fast, easy delivery of secure digital workspaces for today’s hybrid cloud world. By combining Nutanix scale-as-you-grow architecture with the cloud simplicity of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service, you can reduce ongoing management costs, alleviate infrastructure complexity, and deliver high-performance access to applications and desktops to every user. Nutanix InstantOn for Citrix Cloud is a Citrix Ready verified, turnkey digital workspace solution that makes it easy to get started today.

SvSAN Workspace Appliance & Cloud Connector

StorMagic’s direct connectivity to Citrix Cloud is designed specifically for Citrix Workspace Service. The solution enables a direct connection between Citrix Cloud and any user location to simplify the process of deploying and managing applications, desktops, data and devices needed for edge computing environments. In addition, StorMagic has worked closely with us to ensure that the connection to the Citrix Cloud is automated and the Citrix workloads are installed and manageable from the Citrix Cloud with minimal effort. This automated connection to Citrix Cloud is now available globally utilizing StorMagic’s SvSAN software and validated server platforms.