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Product Review: Citrix XenClient Enterprise 5.1


Centralized control and the need for mobility are usually at opposite ends of the enterprise spectrum. Ideally, IT would be able to centrally control and manage end users laptops, ultrabooks, and tablets. However, in disconnected or poorly connected conditions makes constant end user productivity a difficult goal to achieve. That’s where Citrix XenClient fits in. XenClient uses a combination of client virtualization with Cirtix’s FlexCast technology to deliver a completely managed, fully-functional desktop experience to the end user regardless of the state of the user’s network connection. In what is undoubtedly the longest running product review that I’ve ever done, I had an in-depth look at the Citrix’s XenClient as it evolved over two releases from XenClient Enterprise 4.5 to XenClient Enterprise 5.1. 

XenClient Overview

XenClient Enterprise is not a VDI type of solution where the processing is done on the server in the data center. Instead, it’s based on desktop virtualization; the desktop processing is performed by the local system. There are no network dependencies and the mobile device can work in either connected or disconnected mode. XenClient has two primary components:

To learn more and to read the entire article at its source, please refer to the following page, Product Review: Citrix XenClient Enterprise 5.1 – Windows IT Pro- Citrix XenDesktop News 

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