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Citrix is the current and future technology that facilitate secure access to virtual applications and desktops for Windows, Macintosh and Linux platforms. Applications and Desktops are on-demand services and run in a protected, virtual environment and are managed in a centralized way.
Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops (formerly Citrix WinFrame Server, Citrix MetaFrame Server and Citrix Presentation Server, XenApp and XenDesktop) in simple is an application and desktop virtualization and delivery product that allows users to connect to their corporate environment remotely from any where. Citrix can either host applications on central servers or allow users to interact with them remotely or provide the virtual desktops local execution. Citrix offers many reporting capabilities, either real time or historical data, monitoring the performance, configuration changes, application usage, resource utilization and server uptime etc. All the information is stored in a database (recent version of Citrix supports only SQL Database) and can be reported on at any time and formatted for executive summary.
Citrix utilizes Citrix Systems proprietary presentation layer protocol or thin client protocol called Independent Computing Architecture (ICA). to access the publish application centrally from the Datacenter and give better management over the server and application access.
The main features of Citrix technology are:
- Application and Desktop Publishing
- Seamless Windows
- Intelligent Load Balancing
- SSL Gateway / Proxy
- Intelligent Web Interface
- Smart Access
- Workspace Control
- Centralized management
Quotes from Mark B Templeton, Former CEO Citrix.