Product: CloudPortal

  1. Highlights of Support Articles March 2014

    Citrix Support is committed to providing updated and accurate information to our consumers. We are focused on ensuring there is relevant content to assist you in managing your environment. Find below the Citrix Knowledge Center Highlighted Articles for March 2014 .     Highlighted Desktop Virtualization Articles CTX128013   FAQ: XenDesktop Licensing CTX140452 Microsoft Security Patch Validation Report March 2014 CTX140427 How to Deploy XenApp and XenDesktop with Amazon Web Services CTX139382 Best Practices for Citrix ...

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  2. Step outside the classroom at Synergy

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    Citrix Synergy has always been built around sessions, and this year is no exception. You can choose from a record 125+ breakouts offering business and technical content that covers a wide range of topics, from best practices to technical deep dives to customer case examples. But Synergy training goes far beyond classic classroom instruction – for two reasons. One is to accommodate different preferences for learning ...

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  3. Citrix Service Providers Delivering the Mobile Workspaces SMB Buyers Actually Want Today

    A mobile workspace isn’t just for an enterprise. Today Citrix Service Providers are delivering hosted versions of a mobile workspace to small and medium businesses around the world. Citrix defines a mobile workspace as a portable, always on, always connected working environment that follows an employee regardless of location, device or connectivity (See Catching the transition to Mobile Workspace solutions). What’s different is Citrix empowers service providers ...

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  4. Desktop as a Service (DaaS) – Is it the Silver Bullet we’ve been waiting for?

      With Amazon’s recent announcement of the Workspaces offering and VMware’s Horizon DaaS offering, customers have started to inquire about the relevance and reality of such a solution.  As a Sales Engineer, I address these questions from customers on a daily basis. While I believe DaaS is here to stay and might be a perfect fit for some (especially in the SMB space), I don’t think ...

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  5. eDocs Update: Hosted Apps and Desktops for CPSM 11

    The eDocs topics for the Hosted Apps and Desktops service in CloudPortal Services Manager 11 have been updated. In this update, we’ve addressed a setup requirement for when you use the CPSM API with the Hosted Apps and Desktops service deployed with Citrix App Orchestration. For an overview of the requirement, see the Plan to deploy the Hosted Apps and Desktops service topic, under the ...

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  6. Top 5 Lessons Learned from 250+ Cloud Production Deployments

    Businesses today realize that transforming IT to agile and efficient cloud services  is a strategic priority - it is no longer a matter of if, but when, and how.   A recent study found that for most companies, the process of selecting and implementing a cloud platform can take anywhere from 6 to 9+ months!  The key challenges businesses said they faced were the lack of staff expertise, managing application ...

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  7. The Synergy Session Catalog is now available. Find out my top session picks!

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    It’s bigger and better than ever before! This year’s Synergy Session Catalog, with a record 125+ business and technical breakouts, is now posted – so start compiling your must-attend list. But the catalog offers much more than impressive numbers. Here are some content highlights: “Better together”: Supporting the Synergy theme of complete enterprise mobility solutions, several sessions (such as SYN209: HDX Insight for total application visibility ...

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  8. Citrix XenServer – Setting more than one vCPU per VM to improve application performance and server consolidation e.g. for CAD/3-D graphical applications

    Many rich graphical applications such as CAD applications may benefit from allocating more than 1 vCPU per VM (1 vCPU is the default) via XenCenter or the command line. This will be of interest to many of those evaluating XenDesktop and XenApp HDX 3D Pro GPU pass-through and GPU sharing technologies and can lead to noticeable performance enhancements. The performance gains possible though are highly ...

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  9. Inside view: Citrix Service Provider partner validation process

    Over 10,000 Citrix partners deliver hosted desktops and hosted applications to end users each day, but only a select group have achieved full validation of their hosted offering within the Citrix Service Provider (CSP) Partner Program.  My previous blog on service provider validation outlined the business drivers that lead to the creation of an evaluation of a hosted service provider’s technical implementation and support network ...

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  10. CloudPortal Business Manager and CloudPortal Services Manager Integration

    In an earlier blog, my colleague, Kailas Jawadekar, talked about how Citrix is advancing the IT-as-a-Service vision with CloudPortal Business Manager 2.2 release. In this blog, we will further explore the integration between CloudPortal Business Manager (CPBM) and CloudPortal Services Manager (CPSM) and how together they enable service providers to deliver hosted desktops, apps and Exchange services to their customers in addition to IaaS and ...

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