"We are seeing a fundamental shift happening in desktop computing. Issues such as the rising costs of desktop management, the increasing computing savvy of enterprise users are forcing IT organizations to consider a new service model for the desktop. The BYOC model goes a long way to solving these issues for the enterprise. What organizations need are the virtualization technologies to make this shift happen. With its core competency in application and desktop delivery, Citrix is in an ideal position to enable this transformation."
XenClient (formerly known as Project Independence) is a strategic product initiative with partners like Intel , focused on local virtual desktops.
XenClient strengthens Citrix's vision of a local desktop virtualization solution and is a complementary solution to Citrix's hosted desktop virtualization solution (XenDesktop). With the recent Intel announcement, XenClient is a Type I hypervisor technology and delivers key benefits to mobile/offline users including:
For more information, view the Project Independence announcement
Citrix & Intel Working Together
Citrix Client Hypervisor Demo
Demonstration with Intel vPro
Project Independence vs VDI
Type-1 vs Type-2 Hypervisors
On January 21, 2009, Citrix announced an agreement to develop Xen-based client hypervisor technology in conjunction with Intel. The results of the joint collaboration will be the delivery of a desktop hypervisor providing new levels of security, management, and end-user flexibility for enterprise desktops.
As a result of Citrix's collaboration with Intel, Citrix customers will benefit from desktop virtualization solutions that take advantage of Intel's virtualization and management capabilities on Intel® Core™ 2 desktops and Centrino 2 laptops with Intel® vPro™ technology.
Citrix is to incorporate this client hypervisor into a set of product offerings which allow the hypervisor to serve as a foundation for centrally managed OS/user environments to be streamed, cached, and executed locally on desktop/laptop devices, including off-network mobility.
For more information, view the joint collaboration announcement .