Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service reference architecture on Azure

Citrix Cloud

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops (CVAD) service options Citrix offers the following two services for implementing Virtual Apps and Desktops cloud service: Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service (managed entirely via the Citrix Cloud and can deploy in any CVAD resource location) Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Standard for Azure (can only deploy on Azure) … Read more

Migrating .NET apps and SQL databases to Azure

Azure

Introduction When planning a migration of .NET apps with associated SQL databases to Azure, you generally have two options: Azure IaaS with Azure VMs and VM scale sets running SQL Server or any other supported SQL DBMS (e.g. MySQL Server) Azure PaaS with Azure App Service and Azure SQL or other supported PaaS-based SQL service … Read more

Exchange Online migration design considerations

Exchange Online migration design considerations

Introduction Most Microsoft 365 migration projects have an Exchange Online (EXO) portion. Whether that be an on-premises Exchange Server to Exchange Online migration task or a migration from a third party POP3/IMAP email hosting provider, there are a number of design considerations you need to take into account in every EXO project. Exchange Online migration … Read more

Azure App Service design considerations part 1

Azure App Service

Overview Microsoft Azure App Service is a PaaS service in Azure. The Azure App Service can be used to modernize your Web apps, API apps and mobile apps and can work with various software development frameworks and runtime stacks. When designing an offer and implementation for migrating a customer’s on-prem application to Azure App Service, … Read more

Recommended services for on-prem virtualization infrastructures

This post is also available in my podcast. When deploying an on-premises virtualization infrastructure (which could also be thought of as a private cloud with the sole customer being the enterprise/organization itself) there are services and server roles which should be considered in order to achieve a complete virtualization solution. This article provides an overview … Read more

Cloud architecture diagram software

Microsoft Visio is one of the leading software packages for data center diagram design. A Visio stencil is a collection of masters associated with a particular Microsoft Visio drawing type, or template. By default, stencils that open with a template are docked on the left side of the drawing window. You can open stencil (.vss) … Read more

Dell server and storage sizing and capacity planning resources

When designing server and storage solutions from Dell, the following Web resources are highly useful: Dell Enterprise Infrastructure Planning Tool: https://www.dell.com/calc. The Dell Enterprise Infrastructure Planning Tool (EIPT) helps IT professionals plan and tune their computer and infrastructure equipment for maximum efficiency. Offering a wide range of configuration flexibility and environmental inputs, this can help … Read more

Citrix Architecture Diagrams

Citrix Architecture Diagrams

Architectural Overviews Citrix Tech Zone contains a wealth of information to help you learn more about Citrix Cloud and other Citrix products. Here you’ll find reference architectures, diagrams, and technical papers that provide insights for designing, building, and deploying Citrix technologies. Citrix Workspace conceptual diagram: https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/tech-zone/learn/diagrams-posters/workspace.html Tech Zone Reference Architectures: https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/tech-zone/design/reference-architectures.html Virtual Apps and Desktops Service reference architecture: https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/tech-zone/design/reference-architectures/virtual-apps-and-desktops-service.html … Read more

Citrix VAD Reference Architecture for service providers

Citrix VAD reference architecture for service providers

Citrix has recommended a best practice reference architecture for service provider environments over the years. The reference architecture includes the network logical architecture of all involved Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops (Citrix VAD) components as well as information about the traffic flows among the components and applicable hybrid scenarios. The initial Citrix reference architecture for … Read more

Citrix Desktop Transformation Assessment

Citrix Desktop Transformation Acceleration

Introduction Even though Citrix has been focusing on the furute of work initiative and all new Citrix Cloud services, it is worth refering to the Citrix Desktop Transformation Assessment model every time a new Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops or Citrix ADC design is about to be created. Citrix Project Accelerator can assist in the … Read more

Citrix on Azure: Deployment Deep Dive

Citrix on Azure: Deployment Deep Dive April 19, 2018 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET If you are considering deploying your Citrix workloads on Azure to gain cloud agility, reach and scale, our upcoming webinar is great preparation. Two experts from Citrix and Microsoft will drill down into the technical aspects of deployment, including recommendations on … Read more

How do I deploy XenApp and XenDesktop?

Citrix offers a variety of ways to securely deploy XenApp and XenDesktop to meet your unique needs. On premises, cloud-hosted, as a Cirix Cloud service, or with a service provider—you choose how much you want to manage and where to deploy. The following Citrix video outlines all deployment options for XenApp and XenDesktop. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhgDRc99jOo&feature=youtu.be All … Read more