M7 Global Partners Unite with EMC to Deliver Optimized Citrix XenDesktop Virtualized Deployments
M7 Global Partners Align with EMC on VSPEX to Enable Simple, Efficient, and Flexible Citrix Deployments for Customers
SAN FRANCISCO, May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CITRIX SYNERGY -- M7 Global Partners today announced a comprehensive strategic initiative with EMC® to collaborate on the development and deployment of desktop virtualization infrastructures that integrate world-class technologies from EMC and Citrix.
The initiative comprises the following:
- Development and execution of dedicated customer-focused programs to design, optimize and support deployments of Citrix XenDesktop®
- Joint development of proof-of-concepts to meet customers' desktop virtualization requirements now and into the future
- Development of proven, pre-tested reference architectures, such as VSPEX and others, to ensure quick and easy desktop virtualization deployments
- Customer education to help establish the value and benefits of desktop virtualization as well as an understanding of deployment best practices
- A full-spectrum of professional services supporting a deep understanding of the virtual desktop deployment lifecycle to enable smooth and rapid navigation through every step of the process including assessment, design, deployment and optimization
M7 Global Partners today announced a comprehensive strategic initiative with EMC to collaborate on the development, delivery and deployment of desktop virtualization infrastructures that integrate world-class technologies from EMC and Citrix. An example of this collaboration will focus on EMC's recently announced VSPEX™, a new offering for channel partners based upon pre-configured and tested architectures. EMC VSPEX gives partners easy to deploy solutions that offer customers unprecedented choice while accelerating their journey to the cloud.
M7 Global Partners and EMC plan to develop and execute dedicated programs centered on the development of proof-of-concept deployments for customers, joint customer engagement and education, as well as the development of field-tested and proven reference architectures for optimal desktop virtualization infrastructures. This enhanced relationship underscores a joint commitment to meet customer needs and requirements with robust, streamlined, and timely deployments.
The collaboration between M7 and EMC is grounded upon a set of tested and validated EMC solutions for the Citrix suite of products and includes support for key hypervisors and protocols as well as both methods of desktop creation (PVS and MCS). The partnership will extend these solutions by enabling accelerated deployments of both proof-of-concepts and full-scale customer implementations.
Implementing a complete virtual desktop infrastructure requires expertise in desktop deployment and migrations, application virtualization, security, system management and storage design. M7 Global Partners and EMC are delivering world-class desktop virtualization deployments to a broad range of customers across a wide range of industries. To accomplish this, the partners are enabling customers through education and professional services including detailed assessments, deployment services and proven solutions.
Charles Rosse, system administrator II, Baptist Memorial Health Care
"To be able to manage multiple servers and their updates through virtualization represents an enormous time savings which directly translates to reduced costs in our IT organization," said Charles Rosse, system administrator II, Baptist Memorial Health Care. "With the dedicated VNX®, we are able to capture all the IOPS that we need and we can present critical applications to end users in a fast, reliable environment that is easily managed and migrated as needed. By engaging with EMC and LPS integration, a member of the M7 Global Partners, we are able to smoothly assess our needs, design the best configuration, and deploy very quickly. We were insured of fast and effective support in meeting our needs and overcoming any obstacles."
Mark Bowker, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group