The Citrix Journey – From Access to Mobility
eG Innovations has been a Citrix partner since 2003. Those were the days when Citrix’s messaging was around “access”. Thin client computing and then server-based computing were the hot topics. Discussions around the efficiency of RDP and ICA ruled and Citrix Resource Manager was the best way to monitor a Citrix server. What was then Citrix MetaFrame soon became Citrix Presentation Server and is now Citrix XenApp.
Citrix and the industry have come a long way since then. No longer is Citrix a single product company. We have hosted virtual desktops provisioned through Citrix XenDesktop. Citrix StoreFront provides a customizable web front-end to access applications. Rather than dealing with individual server instances, one can now rely on Citrix Provisioning Services to stream the operating system. Licensing is now centrally handled by a Citrix License server. And virtualization has become the norm with Citrix XenServer being one of the hypervisor choices. To optimize remote access, Citrix Netscaler now plays a key role. All security, load balancing, tunneling and other networking features are centralized in Netscaler.
To provide access through mobile devices, Citrix XenMobile Mobile Device Manager (MDM) plays an important role. Enterprise storage can now be managed using Citrix Sharefile, with the data being stored entirely in the cloud, or on premise on storage zones. And with the latest release Citrix XenApp 7.5, customers can even spin up XenApp instances in the cloud, on demand. The Citrix CloudPlatform allows customers to provision applications and desktops in the cloud.
The use cases of Citrix technologies are also many. Bring your own device (BYOD), Flexwork, remote partner access to sensitive data in a secure manner, call center transformation to lower costs, corporate access from anywhere at any time, desktop replacement initiatives, etc., are some of the popular initiatives where organizations are using Citrix technologies.
Performance Management a Key to Citrix Success
For these initiatives, performance is the key success factor. Users of virtual desktops or virtual applications expect the same performance as they had with physical desktops or applications. As you had seen earlier, the Citrix part of the IT infrastructure itself has many many components, not to mention the other third party dependencies (e.g., profile management, Active Directory, storage, etc.). For Citrix deployment success, every piece of the infrastructure has to work fine. This is where the need for a total Citrix performance management solution comes in.
The eG Enterprise performance monitoring, diagnosis and reporting solution from eG Innovations has the broadest coverage in the industry for Citrix technologies. From a web browser, you can monitor and manage every tier of the Citrix infrastructure from a single dashboard. To learn more, please visit our web site – http://www.eginnovations.com.