Citrix XenDesktop

Citrix XenDesktop

Citrix® XenDesktop® transforms Windows desktops into an on-demand service available to any user, any device, anywhere. XenDesktop quickly and securely delivers any type of virtual desktop or Windows, web and SaaS application to any PC, Mac, tablet, smartphone, laptop or thin client— all with a high-definition HDX™ user experience.

Key benefits

Key features

XenDesktop Editions

  • Enables virtual workstyles to increase workforce productivity from anywhere
  • Leverages the latest mobile devices to drive innovation throughout the business
  • Rapidly adapts to business change with fast, flexible desktop delivery for offshoring, M&A, branch expansion and other initiatives
  • Transforms desktop computing with centralised delivery, management and security

Any device, anywhere with Citrix Receiver

VDI

Enterprise

Platinum

Citrix Receiver™
Universal, lightweight and auto-updating client that provides integrated access to applications, desktops and other IT services
from any device.
Any endpoint device
Supports Windows®, Mac®, Linux®, Android™, Blackberry®, iOS®, Windows Mobile and other devices.
Auto-update service
Ensures that users have the latest plug-ins and features.
XenVault™ application data security
Provides offline, encrypted, centrally managed and secured local data storage on non-managed client devices.

High-definition user experience with HDX

VDI

Enterprise

Platinum

HDX technology
Delivers a high-definition desktop virtualisation experience for any application over any device or network.
HDX MediaStream
Provides seamless playback of multimedia using both server- and client-side optimisations.

HDX RealTime
Enhances real-time voice and video with webcam support, VoIP soft phone compatibility and bi-directional audio.
HDX RichGraphics
Optimises the performance of graphics intensive 2D and 3D applications, using software- and hardware-based rendering to assist with compression and efficiency.
HDX 3D Pro Graphics Delivers a powerful workspace for technical workers with 12 times better performance than other solutions over WAN or LAN.
HDX Plug-n-Play
Enables simple, seamless use of local resources, including USB peripherals, multiple monitors, smartphones, smartcards and printers.
HDX Broadcast
Ensures the high performance of virtual desktops and applications over any network, including high-latency and low-bandwidth
environments.
HDX WAN Optimisation
Optimises performance and network utilisation across a WAN by compressing, caching and prioritising traffic.
HDX SmartAccess
Delivers simple and seamless secure access to users anywhere by automatically adjusting delivery of virtual desktops and applications based on identity, network and device.
HDX Adaptive Orchestration Optimises the use of existing infrastructure and computing power to help dynamically balance performance, security, endpoint flexibility, network conditions and infrastructure cost based on the device, network, user or application.

Beyond VDI with FlexCast

VDI

Enterprise

Platinum

FlexCast™ Delivers any type of hosted, local or streamed virtual desktop to meet a variety of performance, security and cost requirements
for different users.
– Hosted shared desktops
Provides locked down, streamlined and standardised environment with a core set of applications.
– Hosted VDI desktops
Offers a personalised Windows desktop experience that can be securely delivered over any network to any device.
– Hosted Blade PC Desktops
Enables technical workers and power users to run professional graphics applications, which typically require more processing resources.
– Streamed VHD desktops Leverages the local processing power of rich clients, while providing centralised single-image management of the desktop.
– Local VM desktops
Extends the benefits of centralised, single-instance management to mobile workers who need to use their laptops offline.

Any Windows, web or SaaS Application

VDI

Enterprise

Platinum

Self-service app store
Citrix Receiver is a self-service app store that offers a simple, single place for workers to access Windows, web and SaaS applications.
On-demand Windows applications
Centralises and delivers applications with Citrix® XenApp™ for online and offline use.
Seamless delivery of web and SaaS applications Citrix Receiver enterprise app store enables access control and secure single sign-on to web and SaaS applications. Provides
directory integration services, web application connectors and SAML support.
Automated application request workflow
Gives each user only those resources meant specifically for him. Users request additional applications through Citrix Receiver;
the request is automatically routed to appropriate approvers.

Open, scalable, proven

VDI

Enterprise

Platinum

Desktop Studio Lets IT quickly build, test and update desktop images in one place, once for all users.
Desktop Director Provides the help desk with a single console to monitor, troubleshoot and fix virtual desktops for thousands of users as easily as for one.
Any hypervisor Supports Citrix, Microsoft® and VMware® platforms to offer easy integration with your existing solution and the flexibility to expand or change your infrastructure at any time.
Any storage infrastructure Citrix® StorageLink™ lets your virtual server infrastructure leverage all the resources and functionality of existing storage systems.
Integration with existing Microsoft infrastructure Manages both distributed and centrally hosted applications using XenApp and Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager. Citrix Receiver adds self-service delivery of applications to Microsoft® App-V™ environments.
Comprehensive SDK Integrates with your existing systems management infrastructure so you can automate tasks, alerts and reports.

Single-instance management

VDI

Enterprise

Platinum

Dynamic desktop assembly Enables IT to separate the device, OS, applications and user personalisation, and maintain single master images of each to give users a pristine, personalised desktop with the latest updates at each logon.
Desktop provisioning services Uses a single golden image of the OS to thin-provision VDI desktops, saving on storage and management costs. Flexible deployment options include the ability to configure dedicated provisioning servers or embedded machine creation services.
User profile management Captures user personal application settings using integrated profile management. Even though a user may be using a standard desktop OS image, his environment looks and feels unique to him.

Data security and access control

VDI

Enterprise

Platinum

Centralised data control Ensures that only authorised users can connect to XenDesktop. Manages data flow so that only screen updates, mouse clicks and
keystrokes—not data—traverse the network.
Granular, scenario-based access control Determines the appropriate level of access to grant to users based on their role, location, network and device through pre-configured policies.
Encrypted delivery SSL technology secures desktops through high-performance, standards-based encrypted transmissions.
Multi-factor authentication Secures desktop access with tokens and smartcard authentication solutions for added layers of security.
Built-in password management Simplifies and secures password management and eliminates the need for employees to track multiple passwords through centrally stored and encrypted passwords.
Application activity auditing Creates secure and searchable visual records of user activity in critical applications for regulatory compliance and litigation support.

Enterprise-class infrastructure

VDI

Enterprise

Platinum

Advanced server virtualisation management Can create highly scalable, manageable and agile virtual infrastructures with Citrix® XenServer®, Enterprise Edition, included with XenDesktop
User performance monitoring and reporting Captures and reports real-time and historical performance of desktops and applications to warn of capacity issues and help proactively resolve issues through Citrix® EdgeSight® for VDA and XenApp.
High availability and failover Provides multi-level protection against failures for high-availability and seamless failover.
XenApp intelligent load and capacity management Configures custom load and resource rules to automatically distribute XenApp application workloads to optimise server performance and reserve resources for high-priority activity.
Easy-to-use workflow composition interface Enables graphical interface workflow composition that virtually eliminates scripting and allows administrators to easily tie technology components together via workflows through Citrix Workflow Studio™