XenApp 6.5 Enterprise Scalable XenApp Deployments
Citrix have created this great whitepaper on designing and scalability considerations for enterprise XenApp deployments.
Its a great whitepaper, one of the best whitepapers on XenApp i have read in years. So i recommend that you read it and get more skilled when you design XenApp 6.5 solutions.
Citrix XenApp 6.5 provides advanced management and scalability, a rich multimedia experience over any network, and self-service applications with universal device support from PC to Mac to smartphone. With full support for Windows Server® 2008 R2 and seamless integration with Microsoft® App-V, XenApp 6.5 provides session and application virtualization technologies that make it easy for customers to centrally manage applications using any combination of local and hosted delivery to best fit their unique requirements.
XenApp 6.5 introduces significant enhancements that simplify application management and bring unprecedented levels of scalability to increase cost savings and datacenter efficiency. XenApp gives corporations the ability to centrally manage heterogeneous applications and deliver Software as a Service (SaaS) to their workforce.
This report documents the Citrix solution to maximize the business requirements to provide a scalable and high availability infrastructure while delivering on-demand access to applications and information for the enterprise. The requirements and associated solutions are consistent with the business needs and challenges that are common to most large scale organizations.
Conclusion of whitepaper
In an era when teams are increasingly virtual, mobile and remote workforces are on the rise, and users have moved further and further away from their data, a proven remote access strategy is a must have for any organization. XenApp 6.5 addresses remote office connectivity, application deployment, workforce mobility, and business continuity requirements to lead to a seamless, end-to-end solution for the largest most demanding business environments.
XenApp can scale to meet the most demanding and complex business environments. With core architectural improvements made to XenApp from release to release, XenApp 6.5 is the most scalable, high-performing release to date. XenApp provides the foundation for aggregating more than 1,000 servers into a farm, each hosting as many users as the server hardware will permit.
It might be the time to upgrade your XenApp/Presentation Server/Metaframe/Winframe farm to XenApp 6.5 =O) its the best Citrix XenApp product to this date because of scalability and high-performance. Interesting what 7.0 will give in 201x.. =O)