hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI)

Hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) adds software and tighter control of component integration on top of converged infrastructure (CI). CI refers to infrastructure that brings compute, storage, networking, and server virtualization into a single hardware chassis for central management.

hybrid multi-cloud

Connecting any combination of public and private clouds, on-premises environments, bare metal hardware, multiple clouds of the same type, or any combination of these. In essence, running processes, apps, and data across multiple vendors to ensure the infrastructure can quickly adapt to changing needs and support legacy systems. See also, hybrid cloud.

HDX Ready Pi

A desktop thin client box based on the Raspberry Pi microcomputer. HDX Ready Pi is a Citrix-built box containing the Raspberry Pi hardware and a ViewSonic Linux build, designed specifically to run with the Citrix HDX virtual desktop platform. The boxes connect to a Citrix server that hosts virtual instances of each individual PC.

HDX technology (HDX)

High-definition experience for users of centralized apps and desktops, on any device or network, designed with intelligent redirection, adaptive compression, and data de-duplication. HDX optimizes the user experience, decreases bandwidth consumption, and increases user density per hosting server.

high availability

High availability provides uninterrupted operation in any transaction. If the primary node of a networking appliance is unable to accept connections, the secondary node appliance takes over. If a health check fails, the secondary node retries the connection for a specified period, after which it determines that the primary node is not functioning normally. The … Continued

high definition experience (HDX)

High definition experience, a feature set of technologies the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops product line that ensures employees have a native-app-like experience over any network connection or device.


In virtualization environments, the host system uses virtualization software to run virtual machines or apps.

hosted private cloud

Infrastructure deployed with a hosting provider but not shared with other customers. Is configured for resource pooling, automation and orchestration. May also include self-service, catalogs, metering, and chargeback.

hosted shared desktop

A published desktop that provides users with a Windows desktop interface. The desktop is shared by every user on the server. Compare with hosted virtual desktop.

hosted virtual desktop

A Windows desktop running as a virtual machine where a single user connects remotely. One user’s desktop is not impacted by another user’s desktop configurations. Think of this as one user to one desktop. Compare with hosted shared desktop.

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