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Flexxible|SMB Cloud Launches at Citrix Summit to Simplify VDI, Office 365 Deployment for Small, Midsize Enterprises

Flexxible IT, provider of turnkey enterprise computing solutions powered by Citrix technology, today announced a new hyperconverged appliance designed to help SMBs simplify the deployment, operations and support of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environments and applications, including Microsoft Office 365.

The solution-Flexxible|SMB Cloud-uses Citrix XenApp, XenDesktop and NetScaler as well as Microsoft Windows and Office 365 products in a 2U appliance that enterprises can install in as little as 30 minutes. The Flexxible|SMB Cloud has been verified as Citrix Ready with XenApp, XenDesktop and NetScaler. Flexxible IT is also committed to support the Citrix Ready HCI Workspace Appliance program, announced separately by Citrix, in an upcoming release of Flexxible|SMB Cloud.

The announcement was made at Citrix Summit in Anaheim, Calif., today. Flexxible IT is a Platinum Sponsor of the event and is providing live demos in booth 206. Additionally, Flexxible IT CTO Kilian Arjona will present in a session today at 2 p.m. in Platinum Ballroom 3.

Flexxible|SMB Cloud uses Flexxible|VDI OS for SMB to give users a centralized web console with automated deployment and orchestration. The console allows users to manage the virtual workplace stack, including on-the-fly integration of Active Directory users, desktop and application templates, application distribution, session support and monitoring, event log recollection and Windows Services.


Flexxible|SMB Cloud reduces deployment time and costs by avoiding investment in expensive infrastructure scaled for deployment sizes that most SMBs do not need. Base pricing for Flexxible|SMB is $16,800 for a typical configuration of 50 users. The solution is available in six configurations to support deployments from 50 to 1,200 users.

Other features of Flexxible|SMB Cloud include:

  • Office 365 automatically configured via prompted questions
  • High availability with clustered storage and hypervisor and Citrix clustered farms
  • L3 support via online ticketing system for the Partner: monitoring and patching are also available as an extra service
  • All flash (SSD) storage included
  • Automatically integrates with Active Directory services

"Citrix Summit is the perfect venue to launch a product designed for SMBs who already appreciate the value and reliability of the Citrix ecosystem," said Sebastian Prat, CEO of Flexxible IT. "Flexxible|SMB Cloud delivers a mature, enterprise-grade user experience from an engineering and support team that has nearly a decade of experience. The appliance is easy to size to the right number of users, deploys quickly and operates cost effectively, thus solving a very real problem that SMBs face each and every day."

"Citrix SMB customers want the same enterprise-grade performance that our large customers have come to rely upon," said Nabeel Youakim, vice president product management and strategic partners, Windows App Delivery at Citrix. "At the same time, SMB customers-who often have limited in-house technical expertise-appreciate anything that streamlines deployment of VDI and Office 365 with XenDesktop, XenApp, NetScaler and XenServer. Flexxible|SMB Cloud gives SMB customers a new choice to automate much of the deployment process and simplify operations, in a Citrix Ready solution."

Published Monday, January 09, 2017 1:11 PM by David Marshall
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