Virtual apps and desktops software on Nutanix with Inuvika

Run Apps and Desktops on any Device with Inuvika OVD Enterprise and Nutanix


Inuvika OVD Enterprise is a Linux-based digital workspace alternative to VDI and solutions such as Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops and VMware Horizon Apps. It extends Nutanix hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) to end users and is aligned with the Nutanix approach of removing the complexity of legacy products. Using unparalleled resource containerization technology, Inuvika OVD Enterprise empowers datacenters to run more efficiently by using less infrastructure capacity and lowering their carbon footprint. And its simple deployment and single, easy-to-use admin console enable OVD to stand out above the competition. 

Solution Architecture 

Embracing the zero-trust principle, Inuvika OVD Enterprise securely delivers Windows and Linux applications to any device on any operating system. By reducing administrative complexity, providing an intuitive user experience to reduce support calls, eliminating most Microsoft licensing requirements, and requiring less infrastructure, OVD lowers the total cost of ownership (TCO) by up to 50% compared to other alternatives in the market. 

Apps are delivered quickly to the user through a web portal, shared desktop or as integrated apps on the user’s local desktop. Inuvika OVD Enterprise has unmatched USB device redirection, highly optimized video streaming, and native support for applications like Microsoft Teams and Zoom. 

“Inuvika and Nutanix are complementary products that can be woven into the perfect solution when effortless application delivery is required. Nutanix unifies public cloud simplicity and agility with private cloud performance, whether on-premises or hybrid. Both products offer inherent single-pane-of-glass management, state of the art security, and scale with minimum effort.”  – Gerhard Breytenbach, Head of Enterprise Presales and Architecting at Pinnacle


OVD Enterprise requires minimal infrastructure

Key Solution Benefits 

Here are the main benefits of the Inuvika OVD Enterprise solution: 

• Lowers TCO by up to 50%. 

• Native two-factor authentication with support for external SAML2 providers across all clients. 

• Works with any hypervisor, including Nutanix AHV. 

• Works with Active Directory or LDAP directory services. 

• Deploys on-premises as well as on Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Microsoft Azure, and any other public and private cloud provider. 

• With the exception of Microsoft Server CALs, it eliminates the need for Microsoft licenses, including Microsoft SQL server licenses and separate gateway solutions like Citrix NetScaler/ADC.

Resources and Getting Started  

Inuvika OVD Enterprise is validated on Nutanix AHV


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About Inuvika 

Inuvika OVD Enterprise eliminates complexity and lowers the costs associated with legacy virtualized desktop products. Built on Linux, it provides an integrated and straight-forward solution that is fast and easy to implement, simple to manage and offers a great user experience. OVD Enterprise, enables enterprise, education, and government institutions to move their applications into the cloud and deliver them to users on any device, anywhere. Learn more at of follow us on LinkedIn at 

About Nutanix 

Nutanix makes infrastructure invisible, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business. The Nutanix enterprise cloud platform delivers the agility, pay-as-you-grow economics and operational simplicity of the public cloud, without sacrificing the predictability, security and control of on-premises infrastructure. Nutanix solutions leverage web-scale engineering and consumer-grade design to natively converge compute, virtualization and storage into a resilient, software-defined solution that delivers any application at any scale. Learn more at or follow them on Twitter @nutanix.