Citrix to launch XenDesktop in May, HP to support it on ProLiant servers and Compaq thin clients

This morning press release from HP unveils that the upcoming next-generation connection broker from Citrix, XenDesktop, will be available starting May 2008.

The product, currently in beta, will merge together the XenServer hypervisor, the Provisioning Server streaming server and the Desktop Server connection broker.

HP will support the whole solution on its ProLiant servers and Compaq thin clients.

Before XenDesktop, HP already announced support for XenServer, which is now tightly integrated with the ProLiant management GUI.

Update: Citrix released an official press release confirming that XenDesktop (starting from version 2.0) will be released May 20 with a suggested price of $75 per concurrent user.