Application and Desktop Virtualisation with Citrix Technologies
What is Citrix XenApp?
Citrix XenApp is an on-demand application delivery solution that enables any Windows application to be
virtualised and then instantly delivered as a service to users anywhere on any device. All virtualised
applications are centralised and managed in the datacentre.
Flexible virtual application delivery allows IT staff to manage a single instance of each application in an
application hub located at the datacentre. Applications are then delivered via application streaming to
Windows desktops for offline use or run on high-powered servers in the datacentre for online use on any
device or operating system.
Why use XenApp?
In use by over 100 million users worldwide, XenApp has a long and proven track record for virtualising
XenApp has the proven power to reduce the cost of managing applications by up to 50 percent and allows IT
staff to respond to application issues much more rapidly compared to delivering applications to users
distributed across different locations and network links.
Compared to traditional application deployment methods, application management is improved by:
Centralising applications into the datacentre to reduce costs
Controlling and encrypting access to data and applications to improve security
Delivering applications instantly to users anywhere
What is Xendesktop?
Citrix XenDesktop is a desktop virtualisation solution that enables Windows desktops and applications to be virtualised
and then be instantly delivered as a service to users anywhere on any device. You can deliver individual Windows, web
and SaaS applications, or entire virtual desktops. The applications and desktops can be accessed from a wide variety of
devices including PCs, Macs, tablets, smartphones, laptops and thin clients.
XenDesktop is a comprehensive, end-to-end desktop virtualisation solution that includes all the capabilities required to
deliver desktops, applications and data securely. It is trusted by the world’s largest organizations and has won numerous
awards for its leading-edge technology and strategic approach to desktop virtualisation.
XenDesktop provides a number of options that allows an organisation to implement a desktop virtualisation solution
customised to their needs and IT strategy without paying for features that are not required or desired.
Citrix XenDesktop helps businesses:
Enable employees to work from anywhere thus increasing workforce productivity
To take advantage of the latest mobile devices to allow innovation to occur throughout the organisation
To rapidly adapt to change by leveraging a fast and flexible solution which delivers desktop and applications for
offshoring, mergers & acquisitions, branch expansion and other initiatives
Transform desktop computing with centralised delivery, management and security
What is XenClient?
XenClient is a high-performance, bare-metal hypervisor which is installed on an end users device. It divides
the physical resources of the device to enable multiple operating systems to run side-by-side while
completely and securely isolated.
Why Citrix XenClient?
XenClient is the first enterprise class, bare metal client-side hypervisor which delivers near-native
performance, has wide platform support, is easy to use, and has enterprise management capabilities. Some
of the benefits include:
Workers can use their virtual desktops anytime, anywhere and even offline. This enables
productivity regardless of where their work takes them.
Multiple computers can be run on a single laptop. With the ability to run multiple virtual desktops
locally in full isolation, workers and IT staff are given greater flexibility to perform tasks that would
have been impossible on a traditional endpoint.
Enhanced IT efficiency. Virtual desktops can be created, secured, deployed and moved across any
XenClient-supported hardware. This reduces the administration overhead on IT staff and simplifies
disaster recovery for laptop users.
High-definition experience. XenClient is optimised for Intel vPro technology, enabling a high-
definition experience while maintaining security on systems that have Intel vPro technology built in.
Iconic IT Ltd:
Iconic IT are UK specialists in Citrix virtualisation and other technologies from vendors such as Microsoft,
Tricerat and VMware. Find out more at their website www.iconicit.co.uk