This new version will simplify deployments, provide advanced policy and security controls, help automate backup and recovery, and deliver enterprise-scale synchronisation.
"We have seen a tremendous amount of success with XenClient in our customer base, enabling enterprises to extend the benefits of virtual desktops to mobile workers," said Mitch Parker, group vice president and general manager, client virtualisation.
"These customers are looking to take their virtual desktop deployments even further, and with the acquisition of Virtual Computer, we are able to rapidly accelerate innovation in client virtualisation. This will lead to more highly-scalable centralised management, a high-performance user experience, and tighter integration with XenDesktop, which will help customers deliver virtual desktops to mobile workers," he added.
To ship this quarter, XenClient Enterprise Edition will cost $US175 per user, and will be included in XenDesktop.
Disclosure: the writer travelled to San Francisco as the guest of Citrix.