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Citrix moving forward with Citrix Cloud and Essentials package

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There is alot of interest around Citrix these days with the upcoming releases with XenDesktop Essentials and XenApp Essentials, and also with all the investments in the latest release with 7.13 as well. The purpose of this blog is to summurize the differences between the different offers that Citrix has now moving forward and of course touch upon the strenghts and weaknesses of each deployment model.

Regular XenDesktop deployment

Traditionally XenDesktop & XenDesktop on-premises have been the logical deployment option, and in that case we from an infrastructure point of view, need to maintain the management of the entire stack

So that means we need to build up delivery controllers, use a provisioing engine which can use PVS or MCS against a set of different hypervisors and cloud providers, for instance that cloud provider might be Azure or AWS.. In that case we have a connection to a cloud provider which will be used to provision VDI or Session hosts, nothing else. We also need to maintain Storefront and Netscaler which is the access point for the external end-users. Now with this approach we maintain all the control, we can still have desktop or app resources being provisioned in Azure or AWS so we can still deliver cloud resources, and we also maintain control of updates coming. So Citrix now ships about 4 releases a year, which means we would need to upgrade the infrastructure components ourselves.

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via Marius Sandbu.

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IT Blog by Marius Sandbu Marius Sandbu (@msandbu on Twitter), works as an Cloud Architect at Exclusive Networks/BigTec in Norway. Primary focusing on Software defined datacenter solution and how they integrate with end-user computing technology and also works alot with cloud solutions like Microsoft Azure. Marius is also an Microsoft MVP, Veeam Vanguard, VMware vExpert and is also the author of many Citrix NetScaler books and shares his thought and ideas about technolgy on his blog.

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