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So You Missed Citrix Synergy 2013
Al Solorzano
Principal Architect
Agile360 – a Division of Entisys Solutions
[email protected]
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Agenda
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Synergy Theme
XenDesktop 7
XenApp 6.5 FP2
EdgeSight
NetScaler
XenMobile
Exhibit Hall Tour of interesting companies
2012 Strategy
Deliver “Any”
Apps & Desktops
2013 Strategy
Deliver & Manage “Any”
Data
Devices
Configure
Provision
Secure
Share & Sync
Secure
Edit
Apps &
Desktops
Email & Web
Inter-app Controls
App Store
XenDesktop 7
XenDesktop 5.6
VDI
Edition
Enterprise Platinum
XenDesktop 7
VDI
Edition
App
Edition
Enterprise
Platinum
2 Consoles
Enhanced and Simplified Delivery
• Machine Creation Server
for Server and Desktop OS
workloads
• Discovery and Publishing
of applications
• Integrated App-V 5
Support
XenDesktop 7 – HDX Mobile
• HDX Mobile
– Keyboard/Combo box detection
– Access to GPS Radio and Camera
functions
– Smooth bidirectional HD Audio/Video
– Multi-Touch
– HDX Mobile SDK
– Network utilization designed for 3G/4G
networks
Automated App Analysis
• AppDNA is now included with
Platinum edition
• Analyze applications for OS and
virtualization compatibility
• Simple Green-Amber-Red
Dashboard
• Remediation recommendations
HDX Local Seamless Apps
• Designed for apps that
can’t be migrated
– Non-Secure web
browsers
– DVD burners
– Video Collaboration
Provisioning Server 7
• Stream Windows 2012 and Windows 8
• Still better density than MCS
• Faster catalog creation (no more cloning
template VM write cache disks)
• Microsoft SCVMM for Hyper-V 3.0 Integration
Going, Going… Gone
• Citrix will no longer be moving these products
into this or newer versions (deprecated
features/products)
– Citrix Application Streaming
– Single Sign On (AKA Password Manager)
– SmartAuditor
Citrix End of Life Product Matrix
http://tinyurl.com/cdhthuy
– Shadow Taskbar
XenDesktop 7
• No more IMA database (Database availability is critical to uptime of this
environment)
• Support for Windows 2012 and Windows 8 (and Windows 2008 R2 ,
XP/Vista/7)
• Updated “StoreFront” for self service applications (No database required)
• Client-Less Receiver (HTML 5 web based receiver)
• Enhanced Remote PC catalog management and hardware acceleration
Expected Release Date in June
XenApp 6.5 Feature Pack 2
Focus of XenApp 6.5 Feature Pack 2
Experience
Acceleration
Compatibility
Performance
Focus of XenApp 6.5 Feature Pack 2
Experience
Acceleration
Compatibility
Performance
Focus of XenApp 6.5 Feature Pack 2
Experience
OpenGL
Acceleration
Acceleration
Compatibility
Performance
HW virtualization
of GPU
Focus of XenApp 6.5 Feature Pack 2
Experience
Acceleration
• AppDNA (Platinum Only)
• Lync 2013 Optimization
Pack
Compatibility
• SCCM 2012 connector
Performance
• Hyper-V 3.0 Support
Focus of XenApp 6.5 Feature Pack 2
Experience
• Up to 4x Faster
Downloads/Uploads???
Acceleration
Compatibility
Performance
Expected Release Date
in June
EdgeSight… Where did you go?
EdgeSight moves into Director
• Troubleshooting
Dashboard
• Trends
• Filters
• Help Desk view
• No more EdgeSight
Agent
New Features
New Features
But I had XD/XA Platinum Edition?
• Director only has Real-time data (7 days) of data… need data
around longer? The answer is XenDesktop Platinum.
• Platinum will allow for up to 1 year of data (default will still be
90 days)
• Can be integrated with NetScaler Insight (NetScaler Platinum
feature) for Network Analysis of ICA/HDX packets
• Hey… at least no more Agent or SQL Reporting services
NetScaler
HW refresh
• High end model now supports 120 Gbps /
560K SSL transactions per second (2048bit certificates)
• Entry level and midrange models were
updated at the end of 2012 (55x0 and the
8x00 line, replacing the 5500 and the
7500/9500 line)
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Access Gateway is going EOL 2014 or 2016 depending on model
NetScaler 7000/9010 are already EOL
10.1 Features
• New UI
• Enhancements for
XenMobile and
StoreFront 2.0
• Faster content delivery
with SPDY (lightweight
HTTP processing)
10.1 Features
• NetScaler Insight (HTTP/S
and ICA/HDX)
• Simpler multi-tenancy
with traffic domains
• DO NOT DEPLOY FOR
ACCESS GATEWAY YET!
XenMobile
What “Mobility” feels like for users
What “Mobility” should feel like
Trying to find the right balance
• Device Security
• Compliance
• Corporate/IT
Security
• User Access
• Multiple Devices
• Native device
experience
Introducing XenMobile
• Provision,
Configure, Secure
and Decommission
of mobile devices
(BYOD or corporate
issued)
XenMobile
MDM
Edition
App
Edition
Enterprise
XenMobile MDM edition
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Control peripherals
Jailbreak/Rooted detection
Wipe devices
Enforce encryption/passcodes
Configure device and networks
Update devices
Push apps
Locate devices
Reporting
XenMobile App Edition
• Native device
application specific
Micro-VPN
XenMobile App Edition
• Secure Web
Browser to access
internal web sites
without need for
VPN
XenMobile App Edition
• Secure e-mail,
calendar and
contacts within a
native device
experience e-mail
client
High Level Architecture
• NetScaler Gateway with
StoreFront
– End user interface and
security
• MDM Server
– Device enrollment and
management
• App Controller
– Application packaging
and management
NVIDIA GRID
The Last Mile of Session Remoting
GPU Pass-through
• Hardware virtualization of GPU
– 1 desktop per 1 GPU
– 2H 2013: Expect Virtual GPU (Many desktops per 1 GPU)
• Low-Latency Remote Display
• Maximum User Density
• Designed for Designers, Healthcare Providers,
Engineers and more
K1 and K2 cards
• Grid K1
– 4 Entry level Kepler GPUs, 768
CUDA Cores, 16GB of RAM
– 4 desktops per card, 3 cards per
server
• Grid K2
– 2 High-end Kepler GPUs, 3072
CUDA Cores, 8GB of RAM
– 2 desktops per card, 2 cards per
server
Demo - Citrix and NVDIA Video at Synergy
http://tinyurl.com/lktqbba
Miscellaneous
Data Mobility
• ShareFile for secure document
sharing, viewing and editing
• Full support for cloud or onpremise storage
• Now supports access to Microsoft
SharePoint and network drives
• Microsoft Azure support
Desktop Player for Mac
• Synchronize to local
VM instance on Mac
• No Windows XP
Support
• Tech Preview
coming June/July
Exhibit Hall Tour
• Nutanix
– Purpose built compute and storage resources within the
same 2U unit for Virtualization and VDI projects.
• PrinterLogic
– A company that can assist in tricky printing configs like
location based printing with location based default
printers, can also eliminate print servers.
Exhibit Hall Tour
• ObserveIT Systems
– Replacement for Citrix SmartAuditor
– Record or watch live sessions (ICA/HDX, RDP, PCoIP, Unix,
Windows, Desktops, etc.) for troubleshooting, compliance
and change control
– Can be used on desktop or Windows/Unix server
infrastructure
– “A picture is worth a thousand logs”
What couldn’t I get to???
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Citrix Synergy will be in
Anaheim again
Migration paths to XenDesktop
7 (coming soon from Citrix
support)
Licensing migration to
XenDesktop 7 (coming soon
from Citrix sales)
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Provisioning Server 7 updates
to managing/updating the
image
In depth MDM discussion
Calls to Action
• Take the survey (e-mailed shortly) for a chance to win a $100
gift card
• Review your mobile device strategy and see if XenMobile can
either solve your device management problems or enhance
your application delivery model
• XenApp and XenDesktop Platinum clients
– Learn more on how Citrix AppDNA can improve application
compatibility testing and remediation

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