Citrix Cloud Provider Pack for Citrix XenApp 6.5

Written by Thomas Poppelgaard. Posted in App Orchestration, Citrix, Local App, Mobility Pack, XenApp

About Citrix Cloud Provider Pack

This powerful collection of enabling technologies, available exclusively to certified Citrix Service Providers (CSPs), makes it easy to set up “Windows-as-a-Service” hosting businesses that are simpler to run, less costly and better optimized for mobile devices.

App Orchestration Technology This groundbreaking new capability automates the design, configuration, deployment and lifecycle maintenance of Windows apps and desktops hosted by CSPs for multiple tenants, across multiple farms. App orchestration is a requirement in order to attain cloud-scale and cloud-economics. From a single interface, cloud provider admins can define a workspace, performance characteristics, network configuration, and isolation requirements, and have the orchestration engine complete the deployment – hands-free. When it comes time to update apps or desktop images, the admin simply points to the new image, and the app orchestration engine handles draining servers and migrating subscribers without manual intervention. In addition, a new update to Citrix CloudPortal Services Manager provides out-of-the-box support for App Orchestration, enabling the hosted desktop infrastructure to autonomically respond to account provisioning requests via CloudPortal. For additional information regarding this technology please visit Citrix eDocs. Please be sure to review the Quick Deployment Guide.

Seamless App Technology For decades, Citrix has led the industry in “seamless apps” – making an application that’s running in a remote datacenter integrate with a local desktop environment – where we make it practically impossible for an end user to tell whether an app is running locally on their device or virtually in the datacenter. The Cloud Provider Pack moves this technology forward for the future with new capabilities designed specifically for the cloud. With this latest technology, end users can now have their personal, local apps alongside private-cloud business apps from their employer, all seamlessly presented in a cloud-based desktop with standard productivity suites. This unique ability to stitch together personal, private and public cloud components is unprecedented and not only improves the end user experience, but also simplifies customer on-boarding for cloud providers. It is no longer necessary to migrate every app in the entire customer desktop environment to the cloud prior to rolling out cloud desktops; providers can move the easy ones first, transition more difficult ones later, and even leave some apps local as deemed appropriate by the business owner. Please be sure to review the Local App Access Readme and Local App Access guide.

Mobility Pack With millions of mobile devices and millions more Windows apps and desktops in use, everyone is looking for a way to bridge the gap – and have the experience be intuitive and friendly. While there are many ways to view a Windows desktop from a tablet device, making the experience usable and touch-optimized is another matter altogether.  The Mobility Pack for XenApp 6.5 accomplishes this by transforming the standard Windows PC experience into a more touch-friendly interface, with larger icons, iOS and Android-native menus and options, and auto pop-up keyboard for text entry. There are dozens of clever enhancements in the Mobility Pack, as well as a complete SDK for customizing specific apps for mobility.  These customizations can even extend to allowing hosted apps to interact seamlessly with mobile device features such as GPS, Camera, or SMS. (The Mobility Pack was first introduced in December 2011; the Cloud Provider Pack includes important updates.)


Download Citrix Cloud Provider Pack for Citrix XenApp 6.5 here

Recent Comments



I am looking for some hosting control panel for Xendesktop/XenApp in a multitenant hosting environment. Is there any such solution exists?


Phil Lavers


Thank you for the Blog. Question:- If I have x000 XenDesktop Platinum Licenses which version of XenServer is applied. I have License Server 11.12.1
I can assign ‘XenApp/XenDesktop Platinum’ license or
I can assign ‘Xenserver Standard Per-Socket (2 Required) or\
I can assign ‘Xenserver Enterprise Per-Socket (2 Required)

Based on your Blog I can see the difference between Standard and Enterprise – But what do you get if you have XenDesktop Platinum?

Thank you

Jeff Rutherford


Thomas, given your knowledge of NVIDIA GRID and your many blog posts, you might be interested in new research commissioned by NVIDIA, VMware and Dell. According to the new survey/research conducted by IDG on behalf of NVIDIA, VMware and Dell, just under one-quarter of respondents’ organizations (24%) have deployed a virtualized graphics solution, while 19% have deployment plans in the next 1-2 years. Another 22%, while they have no firm plans, have an interest in virtualizing their workstation or graphics user environment.

The purpose of the survey and research was to better understand user experiences and challenges with demanding graphics applications in use today, in addition to deployment plans for virtualized graphics solutions.

Other findings from the survey included:

Eighty percent of respondents agreed that long cycle times to load and save large graphic data sets in virtualized environments impede productivity. Among those who agreed, more than one third (35%) reported it takes an hour or more to load or save a large graphic data set.

Less than half (42%) rate the user experience of their organizations’ graphics applications as excellent or very good. The most important potential capabilities that respondents are looking for in a graphics application include improved security/disaster recovery (69% rating critical/very important), shortened load time (67%) and graphics acceleration (63%).

You can read more about the survey here:

Jeff Rutherford, commenting on behalf of IDG, NVIDIA, VMware, and Dell



Let me hear your opinion of NICE DCV on Windows ?

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