Configure Citrix Cloud Virtual Apps and Desktops – XenApp and XenDesktop Service using Managed Disks and Citrix Optimizer in Azure

In addition to one of my previous blogs about Smart Scale, that I’ve posted 2 weeks ago. I already wrote about the advantages of Smart Tools: Smart Scale. I’ll now would like to share my insights on the XenApp and XenDesktop service from the Citrix Cloud. This will be a blog series of 4 articles in total.  But first let’s start with a short introduction… In today’s world, where many companies searching for their upcoming Public Cloud strategies. The most common and stable Datacenter platform at this moment is definitely the Microsoft Azure Cloud. With 100+ datacenters locations around the globe, with 120.000 new customers each month and part of the top 3 networks in the world – it is the best and most reliable datacenter. Citrix delivers 3 types of Workspace Solutions out their own Cloud, named Citrix Cloud, XenApp and XenDesktop Essentials are delivered through the Azure Marketplace and the XenApp and XenDesktops Service is being sold directly from the Citrix Cloud. Also with the new Cloud-first strategy, we will see more future releases of those in the near feature, but Cloud-First doesn’t mean Cloud Only for Citrix. Expect all the innovations on the Cloud, that are currently released, such as the Managed Disks improvements, also on XenApp and XenDesktop 7.16 or higher! Furthermore, Citrix also gives companies the possibility to migrate/transition their on-premises environment to the Citrix Cloud by using so called trade-up programs, where you can convert on-premises Enterprise or Platinum licenses to Citrix Cloud: XenApp and XenDesktop Service Platinum licenses. For the record, this program is … Continue reading Configure Citrix Cloud Virtual Apps and Desktops – XenApp and XenDesktop Service using Managed Disks and Citrix Optimizer in Azure