Unlocking New Possibilities with Citrix Hypervisor (XenServer) 8.2 CU1 with Alike

We here at Quadric are thrilled to share the latest updates in virtualization technology with you – the release of Citrix Hypervisor (XenServer) 8.2 CU1.  Because we offer Alike Backup, the number 1 Citrix Hypervisor backup solution, we understand the critical role that XenServer plays in transforming businesses by delivering powerful virtualization solutions. In this post, we will dive into some of the exciting features and benefits of XenServer 8.2 CU1.

  1. Enhanced Performance and Scalability: With Citrix Hypervisor 8.2 CU1, Citrix has focused on delivering remarkable performance improvements and enhanced scalability, users with an optimized virtualization experience. The new release brings a host of under-the-hood enhancements, including improved CPU scheduling algorithms, refined memory management, and advanced storage optimizations. These enhancements ensure that your virtualized environments can handle higher workloads while maintaining exceptional performance levels.
  2. Advanced Security and Compliance: In today’s digital landscape, robust security and compliance are paramount. Citrix Hypervisor 8.2 CU1 introduces a range of advanced security features that enable our customers to protect their virtual infrastructure and data. With enhanced secure boot and measured boot support, the hypervisor’s integrity is ensured, preventing unauthorized code execution. Furthermore, the integration of Intel® Software Guard Extensions (SGX) enhances data privacy and confidentiality within virtual machines, offering an additional layer of security for sensitive workloads.
  3. Simplified Management and Deployment: Citrix Hypervisor 8.2 CU1 streamlines the management and deployment of virtualized environments, allowing our customers to save valuable time and resources. The new XenCenter management console provides an intuitive and centralized interface, enabling administrators to efficiently manage and monitor their virtual infrastructure. Additionally, the streamlined deployment process ensures faster provisioning of virtual machines, reducing downtime and accelerating business operations.
  4. Improved Application Availability and Disaster Recovery: Citrix Hypervisor 8.2 CU1 introduces features that enhance application availability and simplify disaster recovery strategies. The new Local Storage Caching feature allows organizations to leverage local storage resources for caching frequently accessed data, boosting application performance. In addition, Citrix Hypervisor’s integrated disaster recovery capabilities, such as High Availability (HA) and Site Recovery (SR), ensure business continuity by providing automatic failover and replication mechanisms for virtual machines across different hosts or data centers.
  5. Alike Backup support and compatibility: As a trusted Citrix partner for over 12 years, we are committed to ensuring comprehensive support for Citrix Hypervisor 8.2 CU1 with Alike.   Alike v7, available via the A3, is 100% compatible with Citrix Hypervisor 8.2 CU1, ensuring a smooth upgrade experience for any customer looking to upgrade.


Citrix XenServer 8.2 CU1 marks a significant milestone in virtualization technology, bringing a host of improvements and advanced features that empower organizations to optimize their IT infrastructure. From enhanced performance and scalability to advanced security and simplified management, this release offers a multitude of benefits for businesses of all sizes. As the number 1 Xen backup solution, we are excited to help you fully protect your XenServer 8.2 CU1 environment to confidently power your virtual productivity, efficiency, and growth.

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