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So You Missed Citrix Synergy 2013. Al Solorzano Principal Architect Agile360 – a Division of Entisys Solutions [email protected] Thank you!!!. named. Agenda. Synergy Theme XenDesktop 7 XenApp 6.5 FP2 EdgeSight N etScaler XenMobile Exhibit Hall Tour of interesting companies.

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So you missed citrix synergy 2013

So You Missed Citrix Synergy 2013

Al Solorzano

Principal Architect

Agile360 – a Division of Entisys Solutions

[email protected]


  • Synergy Theme

  • XenDesktop 7

  • XenApp 6.5 FP2

  • EdgeSight

  • NetScaler

  • XenMobile

  • Exhibit Hall Tour of interesting companies

2012 strategy deliver any
2012 StrategyDeliver “Any”

Apps & Desktops

2013 strategy deliver manage any
2013 StrategyDeliver & Manage “Any”


Share & Sync







Apps & Desktops

Email & Web

Inter-app Controls

App Store

Enhanced and simplified delivery
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
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
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
HDX Local Seamless Apps

  • Designed for apps that can’t be migrated

    • Non-Secure web browsers

    • DVD burners

    • Video Collaboration

Provisioning server 7
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
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

    • Shadow Taskbar

Citrix End of Life Product Matrix

Xendesktop 71
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

Focus of xenapp 6 5 feature pack 22
Focus of XenApp 6.5 Feature Pack 2

OpenGL Acceleration

HW virtualization of GPU

Focus of xenapp 6 5 feature pack 23
Focus of XenApp 6.5 Feature Pack 2

  • AppDNA (Platinum Only)

  • Lync 2013 Optimization Pack

  • SCCM 2012 connector

  • Hyper-V 3.0 Support

Focus of xenapp 6 5 feature pack 24
Focus of XenApp 6.5 Feature Pack 2

  • Up to 4x Faster Downloads/Uploads???

Expected Release Date in June

Edgesight moves into director
EdgeSight moves into Director

  • Troubleshooting Dashboard

  • Trends

  • Filters

  • Help Desk view

  • No more EdgeSight Agent

But i had xd xa platinum edition
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

Hw refresh
HW refresh

  • High end model now supports 120 Gbps / 560K SSL transactions per second (2048-bit 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)

  • Access Gateway is going EOL 2014 or 2016 depending on model

  • NetScaler 7000/9010 are already EOL

10 1 features
10.1 Features

  • New UI

  • Enhancements for XenMobile and StoreFront 2.0

  • Faster content delivery with SPDY (lightweight HTTP processing)

10 1 features1
10.1 Features

  • NetScaler Insight (HTTP/S and ICA/HDX)

  • Simpler multi-tenancy with traffic domains


Trying to find the right balance
Trying to find the right balance

  • Device Security

  • Compliance

  • Corporate/IT Security

  • User Access

  • Multiple Devices

  • Native device experience

Introducing xenmobile
Introducing XenMobile

  • Provision, Configure, Secure and Decommission of mobile devices (BYOD or corporate issued)

X enmobile mdm edition
XenMobile MDM edition

  • Control peripherals

  • Jailbreak/Rooted detection

  • Wipe devices

  • Enforce encryption/passcodes

  • Configure device and networks

  • Update devices

  • Push apps

  • Locate devices

  • Reporting

Xenmobile app edition
XenMobile App Edition

  • Native device application specific Micro-VPN

Xenmobile app edition1
XenMobile App Edition

  • Secure Web Browser to access internal web sites without need for VPN

Xenmobile app edition2
XenMobile App Edition

  • Secure e-mail, calendar and contacts within a native device experience e-mail client

High level architecture
High Level Architecture

  • NetScaler Gateway with StoreFront

    • End user interface and security

  • MDM Server

    • Device enrollment and management

  • App Controller

    • Application packaging and management

Gpu pass through
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
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

Data mobility
Data Mobility

  • ShareFilefor secure document sharing, viewing and editing

  • Full support for cloud or on-premise storage

  • Now supports access to Microsoft SharePoint and network drives

  • Microsoft Azure support

Desktop player for mac
Desktop Player for Mac

  • Synchronize to local VM instance on Mac

  • No Windows XP Support

  • Tech Preview coming June/July

Exhibit hall tour
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 tour1
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
What couldn’t I get to???

  • 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)

  • Provisioning Server 7 updates to managing/updating the image

  • In depth MDM discussion

Calls to action
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