News from Citrix Synergy
Here is a good update on some of the announcements made so far at Synergy compiled by Aaron Silber.
- Citrix is bundling XenApp into some versions of XenDesktop. This is not for an integrated suite, rather, it’s just that they’re including the XenApp license. You can then use XenApp to stream or provide remote ICA seamless apps, but the catch is that you can only to this to your virtualized XenDesktop users. If you want to use XenApp for non-XenDesktop users, you still need to buy the full traditional XenApp package.
Also interesting is that Citrix compared the performance of XenApp on XenServer to XenApp on “a leading virtualization vendor’s platform.” The other vendor had a much worse performance hit, and the XenApp/XenServer combination was able to host 70% more users.
- New Appliance: Citrix Branch RepeaterThe branch repeater appliance is based on Windows Server, and can kind of be thought of as a “XenApp” appliance, although it also acts as a WANScaler appliance. The idea is that you set up your apps in your central XenApp environment, and then they’re streamed down to the branch office appliance where they’re served locally to branch office users. Pricing starts at $5500.