Part 1: Citrix Monitoring Tools — Past and Present

Monitoring and managing a Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop environment can depend on the embedded Citrix components or, if they are deemed insufficient, third-party tools. From a realistic standpoint, (aka, non-marketing), this article will review the inherent Citrix tools, and Part 2 will focus on third-party tools.

Feel the Fireworks! Mark Templeton Remains CEO of Citrix

Many people in the virtualization industry have been Citrites—past or present Citrix employees—at some point in their career, and a good number of others have been involved with a Citrix partner. But regardless of their roles in the virtualization industry, all have felt the impact that Mark Templeton has had in transforming a startup company … Continue reading Feel the Fireworks! Mark Templeton Remains CEO of Citrix

Mark Templeton and Citrix: The End of an Era at Citrix Synergy

For those who listened to the Citrix Synergy keynote on May 6, it was impossible not to hear the crackling in Mark Templeton’s voice at various times throughout the program. Mark normally is all smiles and excitement at Synergy with ample strength in his voice, but knowing that this will be his last Synergy event … Continue reading Mark Templeton and Citrix: The End of an Era at Citrix Synergy

Citrix Receiver X1: Say Goodbye to the Teal Bubbles!

Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop users have survived many iterations of Citrix client software. From the original ICA Client all the way to Citrix Receiver, this little piece of client software has made a major difference in the user experience over the years. Some versions of the Citrix client were more painful than others (remember trying to automate … Continue reading Citrix Receiver X1: Say Goodbye to the Teal Bubbles!

Citrix Workspace Services: Click Next, Next, Next… ?

The new Citrix Workspace Services was the major announcement at the Citrix Synergy conference last week. Citrix Workspace Services, an all-encompassing Platform as a Service (PaaS) built on Microsoft Azure, will enable service providers and enterprises to offer Citrix virtualization and cloud services to their customers. It will be in tech preview later in 2014, … Continue reading Citrix Workspace Services: Click Next, Next, Next… ?