Windows Server 2008 R2 contains Microsoft's most powerful virtualization portfolio ever, spanning both server and desktop virtualization with flexible solutions for consolidation, software deployment, application compatibility, disaster recovery and more. But no single solution is right for everyone, and in a great example of Microsoft partner synergy, Citrix has released a new version of its Citrix Essentials that's not only compatible with R2, it actually trakes advantage of technologies only the latest Windows Server can provide.

Citrix Essentials 5.5 supports all the latest features available in Windows Server 2008 R2, Hyper-V in R2 and System Center. Citrix's StorageLink Site Recovery can utilize Hyper-V in R2 and new features in Microsoft Clustering to ease disaster recovery testing and staging and has a lighter management burden using Windows Server 2008 R2's new management capabilties as well as features like Live Migration.

Get more information on this valued new partner offering here.

Oliver Rist

Sr. Product Manager

Windows Server Marketing