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Citrix: Agent-Based Management Systems in XenApp RDSH & VDI Environments

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Citrix: Agent-Based Management Systems in XenApp RDSH & VDI Environments
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I still hear a lot of talk and debate about using traditional PC management products (e.g. Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager, BigFix, LANdesk) in virtualized environments.
Some admins/architects cannot understand why anyone would move away from these existing tools just because their desktops and apps are moving into a virtual world. Others have the opposite reaction, and can’t believe there are shops “still using those old traditional tools” in their new virtual environments.

The reality is that there are reasons to keep agent-based management systems like SCCM in virtualized Citrix XenApp/RDSH and VDI environments, and reasons to dump them in favor of new technologies such as app layering that are designed for virtualized datacenters and the cloud. As you’ll see here, it really all depends (sorry, I was a consultant for too many years… it ALWAYS depends).

Why Companies Manage Their Virtual Environments with ‘Traditional’ Management Tools

So, why do some organizations keep using SCCM (or the like) when they move to virtual?

Read the entire article here, Agent-Based Management Systems in XenApp RDSH & VDI Environments

via the fine folks at Citrix Systems, Inc.

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Citrix Systems Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) aims to power a world where people, organizations and things are securely connected and accessible to make the extraordinary possible. Its technology makes the world’s apps and data secure and easy to access, empowering people to work anywhere and at any time. Citrix provides a complete and integrated portfolio of Workspace-as-a-Service, application delivery, virtualization, mobility, network delivery and file sharing solutions that enables IT to ensure critical systems are securely available to users via the cloud or on-premise and across any device or platform. With annual revenue in 2015 of $3.28 billion, Citrix solutions are in use by more than 400,000 organizations and over 100 million users globally. Learn more at www.citrix.com.

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