Delivery of secure virtual applications and desktops

Provide employees with secure remote access, while reducing the cost of the IT infrastructure

Only Citrix offers a complete solution for virtual applications and desktops, which will satisfy all your needs on a single, easy-to-deploy platform. Give employees the freedom to work where they want, while reducing IT costs. Deliver applications of Windows, Linux, Web applications and SaaS applications or completely virtual desktops to employees anywhere, on any device.

Citrix XenDesktop is a suite of desktop virtualization products from software provider Citrix Systems.

Through its bundled components, XenDesktop can deliver several different types of virtual desktops. Citrix calls this ability to deliver desktops by a variety of methods FlexCast; disk images must be modified for each delivery method.

Through its bundled components, XenDesktop can deliver several different types of virtual desktops. Citrix calls this ability to deliver desktops by a variety of methods FlexCast; disk images must be modified for each delivery method.

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Hosted shared desktops (XenApp) – multiple users can access a single, shared Remote Desktop Services (RDS) desktop.

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) desktops – each user has their own virtual machine that runs on a server and is accessed and controlled using a remote display protocol.

Streaming disk images – desktop images are created on a Citrix Provisioning Server and streamed to the client device as needed. Processing takes place on the client device.

Local virtual machine – a virtual machine is stored and runs locally on a client device, utilizing a client hypervisor called XenClient. The image can be synced with a master image on a server as needed.

On-Demand Apps – delivers Windows applications from the data center. Does not provide end users with a virtual desktop but does allow software applications to be delivered online or offline.

XenDesktop’s capability to deliver on-demand apps is sometimes confused with another Citrix product called XenApp. The difference is with XenDesktop each client receives a full virtual machine; each client receives its own instance of Windows and desktop instances are not shared between users. XenApp, on the other hand, provides access to hosted resources for multiple users from a Windows server and users share the server’s CPU, RAM and other physical resources.