Welcome

There are many websites and blogs for Citrix (XenApp), but unlike other sites it will be unique with its content full of simple and basic concepts of Citrix that will be useful for certifications, troubleshooting and mainly for the fresher and the people who want to brush up the basics in Citrix.

Citrix is the current and future technology that facilitate secure access to applications and content for Windows, Macintosh and Linux platforms. Applications become an on-demand service and run in a protected, virtual environment and are managed in a centralized way.

Citrix XenApp (formerly Citrix WinFrame Server, Citrix MetaFrame Server and Citrix Presentation Server) in simple is an application virtualization/application delivery product that allows users to connect to their corporate applications. XenApp can either host applications on central servers or allow users to interact with them remotely or stream and deliver them to user devices for 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.

XenApp application hosting technology 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 Publishing
  • Seamless Windows
  • Intelligent Load Balancing
  • SSL Gateway / Proxy
  • Intelligent Web Interface
  • Smart Access
  • Workspace Control
  • Centralized management
  • Scalability

 

Quotes from Mark B Templeton, CEO Citrix.

Respect people in all designation hierarchy. Hierarchy is a necessary evil of managing  complexity, but it in no way has anything to do with respect that is owed an individual.

A company culture is how a company gets things done. People are the hardware, values are the operating system.

I tell everyone that joins Citrix, ‘If anyone ever asks you to do the wrong thing, the first thing you do is say, “No” and the second thing you do is call me.’

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