F5 Networks has announced support for leading virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solutions, including Citrix XenDesktop, VMware View, Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, and others.
For customers using VDI technologies, F5 offers a unified approach to manage and accelerate network traffic, optimize performance, and centralize access and security policies. Unlike other proprietary solutions, F5 BIG-IP products do not require changes to the delivery infrastructure, thus offering a complement to all VDI deployments.
Support for VDI solutions is available today in version 11 of various BIG-IP products, including BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager, BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager, BIG-IP Access Policy Manager and BIG-IP Edge Gateway.
Integrated web interface service and support for Citrix Multi-Stream ICA are new features of BIG-IP version 11.1 products, also available today.
No additional licensing is required to support VDI.