SolidFire SF3010 All-SSD storage system with Citrix CloudPlatform Reference Architecture

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "SolidFire SF3010 All-SSD storage system with Citrix CloudPlatform 3.0.5 Reference Architecture"

Transcription

1 SolidFire SF3010 All-SSD storage system with Citrix CloudPlatform Reference Architecture

2 2 This reference architecture is a guideline for deploying Citrix CloudPlatform, powered by Apache CloudStack, with a SolidFire all-ssd storage system. The main objective of this document is to articulate key architectural design considerations required to successfully deploy CloudPlatform version on the SolidFire SF3010 SSD storage system. Using SolidFire storage as the basis of the CloudPlatform cloud, enterprises and service providers can achieve consistent application performance and quality of service (QoS) controls in a multi-tenant infrastructure. The reference architecture is not intended to be a definitive configuration but rather to suggest best practices and provide a starting point for CloudPlatform deployments with the SolidFire storage system. The business challenge As they move forward into cloud computing, companies face the challenge of taking full advantage of its benefits while maintaining current business models. Service providers and enterprises require flexible cloud solutions that efficiently attract and retain customers, reduce the cost of IT ownership and increase market share. They want the ability to choose the best components for their clouds and to innovate and build value-added services through access to open interfaces. By freeing companies from vendor lock-in, open cloud solutions allow them to make the best use of existing investments. The comprehensive cloud solutions fulfill companies needs for enterprise-support, satisfy customers desires for control over the architecture and technology components, and meet enterprises goals to enable more agile, elastic, on-demand IT services. In every case, the right solutions to build, scale, and manage cloud services are necessary. This solution comprised of CloudPlatform running with a SolidFire storage system provides a dynamic and agile infrastructure. CloudPlatform is the only open and flexible software platform that pools compute, storage and networking resources to build highly scalable and reliable public, private and hybrid infrastructure as a service (IaaS) clouds. Clouds built on CloudPlatform support legacy enterprise and cloud era workloads to meet the needs of both enterprises and service providers. SolidFire is an extremely scalable, automated and programmable storage platform, optimized for multi-tenancy.

3 3 Solution components SolidFire SF3010 The SolidFire cluster consists of four nodes connected to the Dell PowerConnect switches. SF3010 (10) 300GB 2.5 SSD/12TB/50,000 IOPS CloudPlatform CloudPlatform management server patch1 running on CentOS 5.7 (two nodes clustered) MySQL database version 5.1 on Debian Squeeze (two nodes clustered) CloudPortal Business Manager on CentOS 5.7 (two nodes clustered) Citrix XenServer 6.1 hypervisor for Citrix CloudPlatform, Citrix CloudPortal Business Manager and MySQL instances XenServer for zone and guest virtual machines (VMs) accessed on Dell PowerEdge R210 II servers NFS secondary storage (image and backup library) iscsi Primary storage (SolidFire SF3010 Storage Systems) Other networking and storage switches Citrix NetScaler 10 for load balancing and web content switching Dell PowerEdge R210 II for XenServer hosts Dell PowerConnect 8024F 10Gb for storage switching NetGear GSM 7328 for management switching NetGear GSM 7328SO (OpenFlow capability) for guest VM switching Architecture design On-demand access, a key requirement for cloud services, is provided by CloudPlatform. The challenge of meeting cloud workload demand is typically related to scaling the physical infrastructure supporting the cloud. Leveraging the SolidFire high-performance storage system and its unique quality of service (QoS) capability, workload resources can be dynamically allocated and managed seamlessly under CloudPlatform infrastructure. CloudPlatform design fundamentals CloudPlatform abstracts the network, storage and compute nodes that make up a datacenter and enables them to be delivered as a simple-to-manage, scalable cloud infrastructure. These nodes or components of a cloud can vary greatly from one datacenter or cloud to another because they are defined by the unique workloads or applications they support. With so many options for servers, hypervisors, storage and networking, it is imperative that cloud operators design with a specific application in mind to help ensure that the infrastructure meets the scalability and reliability requirements of that application.

4 4 CloudPlatform infrastructure architectural components CloudPlatform consists of two parts: the management server and the underlying cloud infrastructure. The management server manages the resources provisioned within the cloud, such as hosts, storage devices and IP addresses. The management server manages one or more zones (typically, datacenters) containing hosts servers where guest VMs run. Table 1 summarizes the typical CloudPlatform infrastructure components. CloudPlatform infrastructure components Zone Pod Cluster Host Primary storage Secondary storage Table 1. CloudPlatform infrastructure components Typically, a zone is equivalent to a single datacenter. A zone consists of one or more pods and secondary storage. A pod is usually one rack of hardware that includes a layer-2 switch and one or more clusters. A cluster consists of one or more hosts and primary storage. All hosts in a cluster are of the same hypervisor type. A host is a single compute node within a cluster. Cloud workloads run on the host, in the form of guest virtual machines (VMs) Primary storage is associated with a cluster, and it stores the disk volumes for all the VMs running on hosts in that cluster. Secondary storage is associated with a zone, and it stores templates, ISO images and disk volume snapshots. Figure 1 illustrates the core components of a CloudPlatform deployment. Figure 1. CloudPlatform core concepts

5 5 Solution validation This section details the configuration and tuning performed on the individual components to produce a complete, validated solution. Configuration topology In this reference environment, the CloudPlatform management server Patch1 is built as a two-node cluster deployed on CentOS 5.7. The database server is built as a two-node MySQL cluster deployed on Debian Squeeze. CloudPortal Business Manager is built as a two-node cluster on CentOS 5.7. All of these components are hosted on XenServer 6.1. The management server and CloudPortal Business Manager each have a dedicated web network and database network. The web network is connected to a Citrix NetScaler appliance that performs load balancing and content switching to enable selection of the correct web service. The management server, CloudPortal Business Manager and the MySQL instances are deployed as VMs on a Citrix XenServer 6.1 resource pool, providing core infrastructure services to the cloud. The pod is configured as a basic network zone using XenServer hosts powered by Dell PowerEdge R210 II servers. The CloudPlatform management server supports XenServer 6.02 as a guest host; however, the management server itself can be hosted on XenServer 6.1. (See Reference for CloudPlatform Compatibility Matrix). Each host has four NICs, one for management traffic, two for storage traffic and one for guest VM traffic. The storage NICs are 10Gb and are connected to Dell PowerConnect 8024F 10Gb switches. The management network is connected to NetGear GSM 7328S switches, and the guest network is connected to NetGear GSM 7328SO switches, supporting OpenFlow networking in the cloud configuration. Figure 2 illustrates the network topology of the showcase cloud and connectivity between the networking components.

6 6 Administrative Access User Access to Guest VMs NetScaler XenServer 6.1 CCP CPBM NetGear MySQL Host 1 XenServer Guest VM Network NetGear Host 2 Dell PowerConnect Host 3 Management Network Host N Storage Network Figure 2. Constructing a CloudPlatform availability zone for a showcase cloud CloudPlatform configuration CloudPlatform management server The CloudPlatform management server makes it simple to manage the cloud infrastructure with a user interface implemented on top of the CloudStack API. A real-time view of the aggregated storage, IP pools, CPU, memory and other resources in use gives administrators better visibility and control over the state of the cloud. The management server deployment is not dependent on the underlying style of workload. Management servers can be clustered, and a single management server cluster can manage multiple zones across multiple datacenters, enabling cloud operators to create different zones to handle different workload types. The management server includes a rich, customizable web-based AJAX interface, built on industry standards such a HTML/JSP, CSS, JavaScript and jquery. Figure 3 shows an example of customization on the login screen for the management server web-based interface.

7 7 Figure 3. CloudPlatform management server interface Provisioning compute resources In addition to the physical and logical infrastructure of the cloud and the CloudPlatform software and servers, administrators need a layer of user services so that people can actually make use of the cloud. This means not just a user interface but also a set of options and resources that users can select, such as templates for creating VMs, disk storage and more. Figure 4 shows how resources can be provisioned using the management server user interface. Figure 4. Detailed infrastructure view of provisioning compute resources

8 8 Primary and secondary storage CloudPlatform defines two types of storage: primary and secondary. Primary storage can be accessed by either iscsi or NFS. Additionally, direct attached storage may be used for primary storage. Secondary storage is typically accessed using NFS. Primary storage is associated with a cluster and it stores the disk volumes for all the VMs running on hosts in that cluster. Administrators can add multiple primary storage servers to a cluster. At least one is required. It is typically located close to the hosts for increased performance. Secondary storage acts as a library or repository for: Templates: OS images that can be used to boot VMs and can include additional configuration information, such as installed applications ISO images: disk images containing data or bootable media for operating systems Disk volume snapshots: saved copies of VM data that can be used for data recovery or to create new templates VMs, storage, multitier networks and run workloads may be provisioned in the cloud, all orchestrated with CloudPlatform. Figure 5 illustrates the relationship between primary storage, secondary storage, pods, and clusters. Figure 5. Primary and Secondary storage relationship to pods and clusters

9 9 In this reference environment, the SolidFire cluster consists of four nodes connected to the Dell PowerConnect switches and network in a multipath configuration. Due to lack of multipath support within CloudPlatform, the storage needs to be defined manually in XenServer and then configured in CloudPlatform as pre-setup. On XenServer, dynamic multipath support is available for Fiber Channel and iscsi storage back ends. By default, it uses round-robin mode load balancing, so both routes will have active traffic on them during normal operations. Multipathing can be enabled in Citrix XenCenter or on the command line. Figure 6 shows primary storage configured using the SolidFire Storage System. Figure 6. iscsi primary storage configuration using the SolidFire storage system on CloudPlatform management server CloudPortal Business Manager configuration CloudPortal Business Manager is a self-service portal that can onboard, merchandize, and vend any cloud-enabled service. It provides a comprehensive business and operational support system for operators to use to deliver these cloud services to their customers. Figure 7 illustrates CloudPortal Business Manager with the connector for an IaaS cloud service built for CloudPlatform. Other cloud services may integrate with this portal through the use of a custom-built connector that conforms to specifications defined in the Cloud Portal Business Manager software development kit (SDK).

10 10 Figure 7. CloudPortal Business Manager and its connector system architecture Using comprehensive RESTful API connectivity, CloudPortal Business Manager connects to CloudPlatform for enhanced infrastructure resource management along with support for usage data collection and automated billing. The connector exposes a service dashboard, which displays the capacity utilization and free space of a particular CloudPlatform service instance across all zones and pods. Administrators can filter the view using dropdown lists to select specific zones and pods. Figure 8 shows the CloudPlatform dashboard experience within the CloudPortal Business Manager user interface. Figure 8. CloudPortal Business Manager dashboard for CloudPlatform

11 11 SolidFire storage system configuration SolidFire storage nodes are the building blocks of a SolidFire storage system. These 1U nodes are completely self-contained storage appliances. Interfaced via iscsi, a SolidFire cluster is built through the combination of multiple SolidFire storage nodes over a 10Gb Ethernet network. Figure 9 illustrates the logical layout of the SolidFire storage appliance relative to the network layout. Figure 9. Logical layout of the SolidFire system As a clustered scale-out architecture, the independent node resources are aggregated together. Capacity and performance scale linearly with the addition of each node to the system. The result is a single storage system built for scale and efficiency. Figure 10 shows the concept of primary storage pools hosted on a SolidFire cluster. The SolidFire volumes are associated with machine instance types in CloudPlatform. When a new instance is provisioned it is automatically placed in the appropriate primary storage volume. For additional flexibility, primary storage volumes can be customized to have their own capacity and performance profile for each instance type. Figure 10. Constructing instances/guest VMs

12 12 SolidFire management technology is built on a REST-based API and is designed for deployment in a multi-tenant environment. The system permits complete automation of all tasks associated with storage provisioning, monitoring and reporting. The SolidFire API management layer is also the foundation for the SolidFire administration interface, providing an additional management option. Figure 11 shows the additional functionality and reporting capability exposed by the SolidFire administration interface. Figure 11. SolidFire administration interface

13 13 Conclusion Committed to providing comprehensive cloud services, SolidFire and Citrix are becoming well known in the industry for reliable, available and scalable cloud solutions. Many service providers and enterprises have turned to the combination of SolidFire all-ssd storage system and CloudPlatform for flexible and agile delivery and management of cloud services. The reference architecture in this document simplifies the deployment of these products by providing infrastructure guidelines and best practice configuration. 6. Resources Citrix XenServer Design: Designing XenServer Network Configurations CloudPlatform Compatibility Matrix Corporate Headquarters Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA Silicon Valley Headquarters Santa Clara, CA, USA EMEA Headquarters Schaffhausen, Switzerland India Development Center Bangalore, India Online Division Headquarters Santa Barbara, CA, USA Pacific Headquarters Hong Kong, China Latin America Headquarters Coral Gables, FL, USA UK Development Center Chalfont, United Kingdom About Citrix Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) is the cloud company that enables mobile workstyles empowering people to work and collaborate from anywhere, easily and securely. With market-leading solutions for mobility, desktop virtualization, cloud networking, cloud platforms, collaboration and data sharing, Citrix helps organizations achieve the speed and agility necessary to succeed in a mobile and dynamic world. Citrix products are in use at more than 260,000 organizations and by over 100 million users globally. Annual revenue in 2012 was $2.59 billion. Learn more at Copyright 2013 Citrix Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Citrix, XenServer, XenCenter, XenDesktop, NetScaler, CloudPortal and CloudPlatform are trademarks or registered trademarks of Citrix Systems, Inc. and/or one or more of its subsidiaries, and may be registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and in other countries. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners. 0513/PDF

Citrix XenServer Industry-leading open source platform for cost-effective cloud, server and desktop virtualization. citrix.com

Citrix XenServer Industry-leading open source platform for cost-effective cloud, server and desktop virtualization. citrix.com Citrix XenServer Industry-leading open source platform for cost-effective cloud, server and desktop virtualization. 2 While the core server virtualization market has matured, virtualization itself is seeing

More information

Citrix desktop virtualization and Microsoft System Center 2012: better together

Citrix desktop virtualization and Microsoft System Center 2012: better together Citrix desktop virtualization and Microsoft System Center 2012: better together 2 Delivery of applications and data to users is an integral part of IT services today. But delivery can t happen without

More information

Citrix CloudPortal Business Manager

Citrix CloudPortal Business Manager Product Overview Citrix CloudPortal Business Manager Unified cloud services delivery and business management platform Enterprises and cloud providers have focused most of their initial cloud strategies

More information

Citrix Lifecycle Management

Citrix Lifecycle Management Citrix Lifecycle Management Comprehensive cloud-based service lifecycle management solution IT administrators are realizing that application deployments are getting more complex and error-prone than ever

More information

Building success in the cloud

Building success in the cloud Building success in the cloud Citrix customers are recognized in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service. 2 Cloud computing is the biggest technology disruption in decades

More information

Solution Guide for Citrix NetScaler and Cisco APIC EM

Solution Guide for Citrix NetScaler and Cisco APIC EM Solution Guide for Citrix NetScaler and Cisco APIC EM Orchestrating Network QoS policy for delivering enhanced video experience to XenDesktop users Table of contents Solution Overview 3 Executive Summary

More information

Optimizing service assurance for XenServer virtual infrastructures with Xangati

Optimizing service assurance for XenServer virtual infrastructures with Xangati Solutions Brief Optimizing service assurance for XenServer virtual infrastructures with Xangati As IT organizations adopt application, desktop and server virtualization solutions as the primary method

More information

Design Your Cloud Strategy for Long-term Success

Design Your Cloud Strategy for Long-term Success Cloud Strategy Design Your Cloud Strategy for Long-term Success Delivering every type of enterprise workload as a cloud service through a standardized hybrid cloud architecture 2 IT leaders are redefining

More information

Deploying XenApp on a Microsoft Azure cloud

Deploying XenApp on a Microsoft Azure cloud Deploying XenApp on a Microsoft Azure cloud The scalability and economics of XenApp services on-demand citrix.com Given business dynamics seasonal peaks, mergers, acquisitions, and changing business priorities

More information

The falling cost and rising value of desktop virtualization

The falling cost and rising value of desktop virtualization The falling cost and rising value of desktop virtualization 2 The growing strategic value of desktop virtualization, from a more flexible, productive workforce to lower real estate costs, has made it a

More information

Cisco and Citrix: Building Application Centric, ADC-enabled Data Centers

Cisco and Citrix: Building Application Centric, ADC-enabled Data Centers : Building Application Centric, ADC-enabled Data Centers Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) integrates Citrix NetScaler Application Delivery Controller (ADC) appliances to reduce deployment

More information

Solution Brief. Deliver Production Grade OpenStack LBaaS with Citrix NetScaler. citrix.com

Solution Brief. Deliver Production Grade OpenStack LBaaS with Citrix NetScaler. citrix.com Solution Brief Deliver Production Grade OpenStack LBaaS with Citrix NetScaler Enterprises are increasingly turning to private cloud architectures for increased agility and greater operational efficiency

More information

Data Center Consolidation for Federal Government

Data Center Consolidation for Federal Government Data Center Consolidation for Federal Government Virtual computing transforms IT environments so agencies can cut costs, bolster efficiency and agility, and improve user productivity In a slow economy,

More information

Desktop virtualization for all

Desktop virtualization for all Desktop virtualization for all 2 Desktop virtualization for all Today s organizations encompass a diverse range of users, from road warriors using laptops and mobile devices as well as power users working

More information

Desktop virtualization for all

Desktop virtualization for all Desktop virtualization for all 2 Desktop virtualization for all Today s organizations encompass a diverse range of users, from road warriors using laptops and mobile devices as well as power users working

More information

Citrix Solutions. Overview

Citrix Solutions. Overview Citrix Solutions Citrix solutions empower people to work and collaborate from anywhere, securely accessing apps and data on any of the latest devices, as easily as they would in their own office. As work

More information

Desktop virtualization for all - technical overview citrix.com

Desktop virtualization for all - technical overview citrix.com Desktop virtualization for all - technical overview White Paper Desktop virtualization for all - technical overview 2 Many organizations embarking on the desktop virtualization journey believe they need

More information

The top 5 truths behind what the cloud is not

The top 5 truths behind what the cloud is not Citrix Cloud Solutions White Paper The top 5 truths behind what the cloud is not Separating the noise of what cloud is and what it s not 2 It s clear that the cloud represents the biggest technology disruption

More information

Solutions Guide. Deploying Citrix NetScaler for Global Server Load Balancing of Microsoft Lync 2013. citrix.com

Solutions Guide. Deploying Citrix NetScaler for Global Server Load Balancing of Microsoft Lync 2013. citrix.com Solutions Guide Deploying Citrix NetScaler for Global Server Load Balancing of Microsoft Lync 2013 Table of Contents Introduction 3 Overview of Microsoft Lync 2013 3 Why NetScaler GSLB Solution for Lync

More information

Deliver the Next Generation Intelligent Datacenter Fabric with the Cisco Nexus 1000V, Citrix NetScaler Application Delivery Controller and Cisco vpath

Deliver the Next Generation Intelligent Datacenter Fabric with the Cisco Nexus 1000V, Citrix NetScaler Application Delivery Controller and Cisco vpath Citrix NetScaler for Cisco Nexus 1000v White Paper Deliver the Next Generation Intelligent Datacenter Fabric with the Cisco Nexus 1000V, Citrix NetScaler Application Delivery Controller and Cisco vpath

More information

BlueCat Networks Adonis and Proteus on Citrix NetScaler SDX Platform Overview

BlueCat Networks Adonis and Proteus on Citrix NetScaler SDX Platform Overview BlueCat Networks Adonis and Proteus on Citrix NetScaler SDX Platform Overview 2 The BlueCat Networks and Citrix partnership is based upon integration between BlueCat Networks DNS, DHCP and IP Address Management

More information

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 with NetScaler for Global Server Load Balancing

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 with NetScaler for Global Server Load Balancing Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 with NetScaler for Global Server Load Balancing Solution Guide This solution guide focuses on defining the deployment process for Microsoft Dynamics CRM with Citrix NetScaler.

More information

Citrix NetScaler Application Delivery Controller

Citrix NetScaler Application Delivery Controller Citrix NetScaler Application Delivery Controller The world s most advanced cloud network platform. Citrix NetScaler enables the datacenter network to become an end-to-end service delivery fabric to scale,

More information

Provisioning ShareFile on Microsoft Azure Storage

Provisioning ShareFile on Microsoft Azure Storage ShareFile StorageZones Provisioning ShareFile on Microsoft Azure Storage This document provides a technical overview of how ShareFile can be provisioned on customermanaged, Microsoft Azure cloud storage

More information

Effective hosted desktops

Effective hosted desktops Effective hosted desktops HP ConvergedSystem 100 for Hosted Desktops with Citrix XenDesktop 2 Driven by strong adoption of mobility technology, effective desktop and application virtualization, hosted

More information

Cisco and Citrix: Building Application Centric, ADC-enabled Data Centers

Cisco and Citrix: Building Application Centric, ADC-enabled Data Centers Solutions Brief : Building Application Centric, ADC-enabled Data Centers Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) integrates Citrix NetScaler Application Delivery Controller (ADC) appliances to reduce

More information

Solutions Guide. Deploying Citrix NetScaler with Microsoft Exchange 2013 for GSLB. citrix.com

Solutions Guide. Deploying Citrix NetScaler with Microsoft Exchange 2013 for GSLB. citrix.com Deploying Citrix NetScaler with Microsoft Exchange 2013 for GSLB Table of Contents Introduction 3 Overview of Microsoft Exchange 2013 3 Why NetScaler GSLB for Exchange 2013? 3 Topology 3 Single Namespace

More information

Windows XP Application Migration Checklist

Windows XP Application Migration Checklist Windows XP Application Migration Checklist Accelerate XP migration planning 2 Whether just beginning a Microsoft Windows XP application migration project or moving forward on an existing project, it s

More information

Accelerated and virtualized 3D graphics

Accelerated and virtualized 3D graphics Accelerated and virtualized 3D graphics Citrix XenDesktop with HDX 3D Pro on the HP ProLiant WS460c Graphics Server Blade 2 To compete and thrive in an increasingly competitive and global marketplace,

More information

The Office Reinvented: Mobile Workspaces are the Future of Work

The Office Reinvented: Mobile Workspaces are the Future of Work The Office Reinvented: Mobile Workspaces are the Future of Work How Citrix, Google and Samsung enable secure business mobility. Business mobility empowers people with a convenient and complete work experience

More information

Five reasons why you need Citrix Essentials for Hyper-V now

Five reasons why you need Citrix Essentials for Hyper-V now Five reasons why you need Citrix Essentials for Hyper-V now This paper explores common challenges associated with server virtualization deployments and the ways Citrix Essentials for Hyper-V together with

More information

Virtual Desktop Acquisition Cost Analysis citrix.com

Virtual Desktop Acquisition Cost Analysis citrix.com Virtual Desktop Acquisition Cost Analysis 2 Desktop virtualization is much more than a technology solution. It is transforming the way organizations of all sizes are enabling their workforces while simplifying

More information

Advanced virtualization management for Hyper-V and System Center environments. www.citrix.com

Advanced virtualization management for Hyper-V and System Center environments. www.citrix.com Advanced virtualization management for Hyper-V and System Center environments www.citrix.com Introduction Microsoft Hyper-V provides a dynamic, reliable and scalable virtualization platform enabling cost

More information

BlueCat IPAM, DNS and DHCP Solutions on Citrix NetScaler SDX Platform Overview

BlueCat IPAM, DNS and DHCP Solutions on Citrix NetScaler SDX Platform Overview BlueCat IPAM, DNS and DHCP Solutions on Citrix NetScaler SDX Platform Overview 2 The BlueCat and Citrix partnership is based upon integration between BlueCat s DNS, DHCP and IP Address Management (IPAM)

More information

Trend Micro InterScan Web Security and Citrix NetScaler SDX Platform Overview

Trend Micro InterScan Web Security and Citrix NetScaler SDX Platform Overview Trend Micro InterScan Web Security and Citrix NetScaler SDX Platform Overview 2 Trend Micro and Citrix have a long history of partnership based upon integration between InterScan Web Security and Citrix

More information

XenApp and XenDesktop 7.8 AppDisk & AppDNA for AppDisk technology

XenApp and XenDesktop 7.8 AppDisk & AppDNA for AppDisk technology Citrix Frequently Asked Questions White Paper XenApp and XenDesktop 7.8 AppDisk & AppDNA for AppDisk technology Frequently Asked Questions February 2016 Prepared by: Citrix Windows App Delivery Product

More information

Storage XenMotion: Live Storage Migration with Citrix XenServer

Storage XenMotion: Live Storage Migration with Citrix XenServer Storage XenMotion: Live Storage Migration with Citrix XenServer Enabling cost effective storage migration and management strategies for enterprise and cloud datacenters www.citrix.com Table of Contents

More information

Citrix NetScaler and Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Hybrid Deployment Guide

Citrix NetScaler and Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Hybrid Deployment Guide Citrix NetScaler and Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Hybrid Deployment Guide 2013 Deployment Guide Table of Contents Overview 3 SharePoint Hybrid Deployment Overview 3 Workflow 4 Step by Step Configuration on

More information

RSA Adaptive Authentication and Citrix NetScaler SDX Platform Overview

RSA Adaptive Authentication and Citrix NetScaler SDX Platform Overview RSA Adaptive Authentication and Citrix NetScaler SDX Platform Overview 2 RSA and Citrix have a long history of partnership based upon integration between RSA Adaptive Authentication and Citrix NetScaler

More information

icrosoft TMG Replacement with NetScaler

icrosoft TMG Replacement with NetScaler icrosoft TMG Replacement with NetScaler Replacing Microsoft Forefront TMG with NetScaler for secure VPN access Table of contents Introduction 3 Configuration details 3 NetScaler features to be enabled

More information

Microsoft SharePoint 2013 with Citrix NetScaler

Microsoft SharePoint 2013 with Citrix NetScaler Deployment Guide Microsoft SharePoint 2013 with Citrix NetScaler Deployment Guide citrix.com Table of contents Introduction 3 NetScaler value-add to SharePoint 4 Product versions and prerequisites 4 Deploying

More information

NetScaler: A comprehensive replacement for Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway

NetScaler: A comprehensive replacement for Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway NetScaler: A comprehensive replacement for Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2 Microsoft s Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) is a network security and protection solution for enterprise

More information

Guide to Deploying Microsoft Exchange 2013 with Citrix NetScaler

Guide to Deploying Microsoft Exchange 2013 with Citrix NetScaler Deployment Guide Guide to Deploying Microsoft Exchange 2013 with Citrix NetScaler Extensive guide covering details of NetScaler ADC deployment with Microsoft Exchange 2013. Table of Contents Introduction

More information

White Paper. SDN 101: An Introduction to Software Defined Networking. citrix.com

White Paper. SDN 101: An Introduction to Software Defined Networking. citrix.com SDN 101: An Introduction to Software Defined Networking citrix.com Over the last year, the hottest topics in networking have been software defined networking (SDN) and Network ization (NV). There is, however,

More information

Configuring Citrix NetScaler for IBM WebSphere Application Services

Configuring Citrix NetScaler for IBM WebSphere Application Services White Paper Configuring Citrix NetScaler for IBM WebSphere Application Services A deployment guide for configuring NetScaler load balancing and content switching When deploying IBM WebSphere Application

More information

Deploying NetScaler Gateway in ICA Proxy Mode

Deploying NetScaler Gateway in ICA Proxy Mode Deploying NetScaler Gateway in ICA Proxy Mode Deployment Guide This deployment guide defines the configuration required for using the NetScaler Gateway in ICA Proxy Mode. Table of Contents Introduction

More information

Secure remote access

Secure remote access Secure remote access Technical Solutions Brief Secure remote access Simple, secure access to apps and desktops from anywhere. Secure remote access Technical Solutions Brief 2 Today s fast-paced business

More information

White paper. Microsoft and Citrix VDI: Virtual desktop implementation scenarios

White paper. Microsoft and Citrix VDI: Virtual desktop implementation scenarios White paper Microsoft and Citrix VDI: Virtual desktop implementation scenarios Table of contents Objective Microsoft VDI offering components High definition user experience...3 A very cost-effective and

More information

Extending Microsoft Hyper-V with Advanced Automation and Management from Citrix

Extending Microsoft Hyper-V with Advanced Automation and Management from Citrix Extending Microsoft Hyper-V with Advanced Automation and Management from Citrix August 2009 Table of Contents Introducing Citrix Essentials for Hyper-V 3 Challenges of Server Virtualization 3 Components

More information

Fullerton India enhances its employee productivity and efficiency with Citrix XenDesktop

Fullerton India enhances its employee productivity and efficiency with Citrix XenDesktop Fullerton India enhances its employee productivity and efficiency with Citrix XenDesktop 2 As a result of implementing Citrix XenDesktop, the number of our help desk tickets has fallen significantly. The

More information

Citrix Solution Advisor Program

Citrix Solution Advisor Program Citrix Solution Advisor Program Requirements Guide Citrix Solution Advisor Program Succeed with Citrix solutions that enable mobile workstyles. 2 Become a Citrix Solution Advisor and join a winning team

More information

Citrix TriScale clustering tech note

Citrix TriScale clustering tech note Citrix TriScale Clustering Citrix TriScale clustering tech note 2 Expanding capacity with TriScale clustering Citrix TriScale clustering provides the ability to scale out Citrix NetScaler capacity to massive

More information

Deploying XenApp 7.5 on Microsoft Azure cloud

Deploying XenApp 7.5 on Microsoft Azure cloud Deploying XenApp 7.5 on Microsoft Azure cloud The scalability and economics of delivering Citrix XenApp services Given business dynamics seasonal peaks, mergers, acquisitions, and changing business priorities

More information

Trend Micro Cloud Security for Citrix CloudPlatform

Trend Micro Cloud Security for Citrix CloudPlatform Trend Micro Cloud Security for Citrix CloudPlatform Proven Security Solutions for Public, Private and Hybrid Clouds 2 Trend Micro Provides Security for Citrix CloudPlatform Organizations today are embracing

More information

Better virtualization of. XenApp and XenDesktop with XenServer

Better virtualization of. XenApp and XenDesktop with XenServer XenApp and XenDesktop with XenServer White Paper Better virtualization of XenApp and XenDesktop with XenServer XenApp and XenDesktop customers can achieve increased consolidation, easier management, improved

More information

Enterprise- Grade MDM

Enterprise- Grade MDM Enterprise- Grade MDM This brief describes a foundational strategic feature of the Citrix enterprise mobility offering, enterprise-grade MDM. 2 While the transition of mobile phones into computers has

More information

Taking Windows Mobile on Any Device

Taking Windows Mobile on Any Device Taking Windows Mobile on Any Device As the adoption of mobile devices continues to expand, IT organizations are challenged to keep up with the mobile demands of today s fast-paced workforce and at the

More information

Citrix CloudBridge Product Overview

Citrix CloudBridge Product Overview Product Overview Businesses rely on branch offices to serve customers, to be near partners and suppliers and to expand into new markets. As server and desktop virtualization increase and applications move

More information

Solution Guide. Optimizing Microsoft SharePoint 2013 with Citrix NetScaler. citrix.com

Solution Guide. Optimizing Microsoft SharePoint 2013 with Citrix NetScaler. citrix.com Solution Guide Optimizing Microsoft SharePoint 2013 with Citrix NetScaler Table of Contents Overview of SharePoint 2013 3 Why NetScaler Optimization Solution for SharePoint 2013? 3 Product Versions and

More information

Advanced virtualization management for Hyper-V and System Center environments

Advanced virtualization management for Hyper-V and System Center environments Advanced virtualization management for and System Center environments Microsoft extends the management capabilities of and System Center Virtual Machine Manager giving Microsoft customers a scalable, advanced

More information

Powering the world s largest clouds with an open approach

Powering the world s largest clouds with an open approach Powering the world s largest clouds with an open approach 2 As a leader in application and desktop delivery, Citrix has been at the forefront of shifts in how organizations and their users are leveraging

More information

Virtual desktop acquisition cost analysis

Virtual desktop acquisition cost analysis Virtual desktop acquisition cost analysis 2 App and desktop virtualization is much more than a technology solution. It is transforming the way organizations of all sizes are enabling their workforces while

More information

The Always-on Enterprise: Business Continuity Scenarios that Work

The Always-on Enterprise: Business Continuity Scenarios that Work Solutions Brief The Always-on Enterprise: Business Continuity Scenarios that Work How mobility solutions from Citrix, Google and Samsung ensure continuous productivity. Business continuity keeps CIOs up

More information

The Benefits of Virtualizing Citrix XenApp with Citrix XenServer

The Benefits of Virtualizing Citrix XenApp with Citrix XenServer White Paper The Benefits of Virtualizing Citrix XenApp with Citrix XenServer This white paper will discuss how customers can achieve faster deployment, higher reliability, easier management, and reduced

More information

Maximizing Flexibility and Productivity for Mobile MacBook Users

Maximizing Flexibility and Productivity for Mobile MacBook Users Citrix DesktopPlayer for Mac White Paper Maximizing Flexibility and Productivity for Mobile MacBook Users Windows virtual desktops to go for corporate and BYO Macs 2 Executive Overview The popularity of

More information

Secure Data Sharing in the Enterprise

Secure Data Sharing in the Enterprise Secure Data Sharing in the Enterprise 2 Follow-me data and productivity for users with security and manageability for IT Productivity today depends on the ability of workers to access and share their data

More information

Design and deliver cloudbased apps and data for flexible, on-demand IT

Design and deliver cloudbased apps and data for flexible, on-demand IT Design and deliver cloudbased apps and data for flexible, on-demand IT Discover the fastest and easiest way for IT to enable business productivity using cloud-based management and delivery of complete

More information

SOLUTION BRIEF Citrix Cloud Solutions Citrix Cloud Solution for On-boarding

SOLUTION BRIEF Citrix Cloud Solutions Citrix Cloud Solution for On-boarding SOLUTION BRIEF Citrix Cloud Solutions Citrix Cloud Solution for On-boarding www.citrix.com Contents Introduction... 3 The On- boarding Problem Defined... 3 Considerations for Application On- boarding...

More information

Citrix Workspace Cloud Apps and Desktop Service with an on-premises Resource Reference Architecture

Citrix Workspace Cloud Apps and Desktop Service with an on-premises Resource Reference Architecture Citrix Workspace Cloud Apps and Desktop Service with an on-premises Resource Reference Architecture Produced by Citrix Solutions Lab This guide walks you through an example of how to use Citrix Workspace

More information

Mobility and cloud transform access and delivery of apps, desktops and data

Mobility and cloud transform access and delivery of apps, desktops and data Mobility and cloud transform access and delivery of apps, desktops and data Unified app stores and delivery of all apps (Windows, web, SaaS and mobile) and data to any device, anywhere. 2 The cloud transforms

More information

Websense Data Security Gateway and Citrix NetScaler SDX Platform Overview

Websense Data Security Gateway and Citrix NetScaler SDX Platform Overview Websense Data Security Gateway and Citrix NetScaler SDX Platform Overview 2 The next generation of SDX platform provides the foundation for further integration. Today, Citrix NetScaler SDX appliances enable

More information

STeP-IN SUMMIT 2013. June 18 21, 2013 at Bangalore, INDIA. Performance Testing of an IAAS Cloud Software (A CloudStack Use Case)

STeP-IN SUMMIT 2013. June 18 21, 2013 at Bangalore, INDIA. Performance Testing of an IAAS Cloud Software (A CloudStack Use Case) 10 th International Conference on Software Testing June 18 21, 2013 at Bangalore, INDIA by Sowmya Krishnan, Senior Software QA Engineer, Citrix Copyright: STeP-IN Forum and Quality Solutions for Information

More information

Using Vasco IDENTIKEY Server with NetScaler

Using Vasco IDENTIKEY Server with NetScaler Using Vasco IDENTIKEY Server with NetScaler Deployment Guide This deployment guide describes the process for deploying Vasco IDENTIKEY server with NetScaler to enable secure authentication for application

More information

Microsoft TMG Replacement with NetScaler

Microsoft TMG Replacement with NetScaler Microsoft TMG Replacement with NetScaler Replacing Microsoft Forefront TMG with NetScaler for Optimization This deployment guide focuses on replacing Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG)

More information

Citrix Product Documentation Demo walk-through

Citrix Product Documentation Demo walk-through Citrix Product Documentation Demo walk-through The Citrix Information Experience team is pleased to bring you this preview of what you can expect in the reimagined edocs experience. The site was redesigned

More information

Guide to Deploying NetScaler as an Active Directory Federation Services Proxy

Guide to Deploying NetScaler as an Active Directory Federation Services Proxy Deployment Guide Guide to Deploying NetScaler as an Active Directory Federation Services Proxy Enabling seamless authentication for Office 365 use cases Table of Contents Introduction 3 ADFS proxy deployment

More information

Enabling EPA and Access Control with NetScaler Gateway for ADFS and other applications

Enabling EPA and Access Control with NetScaler Gateway for ADFS and other applications Enabling EPA and Access Control with NetScaler Gateway for ADFS and other applications Enterprise Use Case Guidelines Table of Contents Introduction 3 Solution Description 3 NetScaler Configuration 5 Conclusion

More information

Remote access to enterprise PCs

Remote access to enterprise PCs Remote access to enterprise PCs About FlexCast Services Design Guides Citrix FlexCast Services Design Guides provide an overview of a validated architecture based on many common scenarios. Each design

More information

Citrix ShareFile Enterprise technical overview

Citrix ShareFile Enterprise technical overview Citrix ShareFile Enterprise technical overview 2 The role of IT organizations is changing rapidly as the forces of consumerization pose new challenges. IT is transitioning from the sole provider of user

More information

Redefining IT for federal healthcare agencies

Redefining IT for federal healthcare agencies Redefining IT for federal healthcare agencies Redefining IT for federal healthcare agencies Virtualization solutions for clinicians and patients: Anytime, anywhere, on any device Executive summary These

More information

Anunta partners with Citrix to guarantee Application Delivery

Anunta partners with Citrix to guarantee Application Delivery Anunta partners with Citrix to guarantee Application Delivery 2 Anunta Tech's ADaaS (Application Delivery as a Service) is a unique offering wherein we use Citrix virtualization technology to provide clients

More information

Citrix XenDesktop with FlexCast technology. Citrix XenDesktop: Desktop Virtualization For All. www.citrix.com

Citrix XenDesktop with FlexCast technology. Citrix XenDesktop: Desktop Virtualization For All. www.citrix.com Citrix XenDesktop with FlexCast technology White Paper Citrix XenDesktop: Desktop Virtualization For All www.citrix.com Today s organizations encompass a diverse range of users, from road warriors using

More information

Citrix Support and Maintenance Services

Citrix Support and Maintenance Services Citrix Support and Maintenance Services Optimize your Citrix software and hardware investment throughout its lifecycle Comprehensive support and maintenance services are essential to ensure high availability

More information

Secure and manage mobile laptops

Secure and manage mobile laptops Secure and manage mobile laptops About the Key Project Design Guide The Citrix Key Project Design Guide provides an overview of the solution architecture and implementation used in the key project on secure

More information

Enabling mobile workstyles with an end-to-end enterprise mobility management solution.

Enabling mobile workstyles with an end-to-end enterprise mobility management solution. Mobile workstyles White Paper Enabling mobile workstyles with an end-to-end enterprise mobility management solution. 2 The evolution of mobile workstyles has made it increasingly important for professionals

More information

Citrix XenServer 7 Feature Matrix

Citrix XenServer 7 Feature Matrix Citrix XenServer 7 Matrix Citrix XenServer 7 Matrix A list of Citrix XenServer 7 features by product edition, including entitlements XenApp and XenDesktop license holders. The most comprehensive application

More information

Citrix CloudPlatform for the enterprise

Citrix CloudPlatform for the enterprise Enterprise Cloud White Paper Citrix CloudPlatform for the enterprise 2 Private clouds have rapidly become an IT priority as enterprises seek to achieve ever-higher levels of business agility and IT efficiency

More information

ByteMobile Internet Radio Optimization

ByteMobile Internet Radio Optimization ByteMobile Internet Radio Optimization 2 Mobile audio now generates a significant portion of overall mobile traffic volume, adding to the mobile network operator s challenge to maintain agile and robust

More information

Bring-Your-Own-Device Freedom

Bring-Your-Own-Device Freedom Bring-Your-Own-Device Freedom Solutions for federal, state, and local governments Increasingly, IT organizations in federal, state, and local agencies are embracing consumerization with the understanding

More information

Modernize your business with Citrix XenApp 7.6

Modernize your business with Citrix XenApp 7.6 Modernize your business with Citrix XenApp 7.6 Avoid non-compliance issues and keep your business running smoothly by upgrading your SAP environment to run on top of the latest Citrix and Microsoft technologies

More information

Top Three Reasons to Deliver Web Apps with App Virtualization

Top Three Reasons to Deliver Web Apps with App Virtualization Top Three Reasons to Deliver Web Apps with App Virtualization Improve manageability, security and performance for browser-based apps. Web browsers can cause many of the same headaches as any other Windows

More information

Citrix ShareFile Enterprise: a technical overview citrix.com

Citrix ShareFile Enterprise: a technical overview citrix.com Citrix ShareFile Enterprise: a technical overview White Paper Citrix ShareFile Enterprise: a technical overview 2 The role of IT organizations is changing rapidly as the forces of consumerization pose

More information

Powering Real-Time Mobile Access to Critical Information With Citrix ShareFile

Powering Real-Time Mobile Access to Critical Information With Citrix ShareFile Powering Real-Time Mobile Access to Critical Information With Citrix ShareFile An enterprise file sync and sharing solution built for the needs of the energy, oil and gas industry to provide employee and

More information

Run Skype for Business as a Secure Virtual App with a Great User Experience

Run Skype for Business as a Secure Virtual App with a Great User Experience Run Skype for Business as a Secure Virtual App with a Great User Experience Improve security and manageability while avoiding the performance problems of traditional virtual installations. Deliver secure,

More information

Advanced Service Desk Security

Advanced Service Desk Security Advanced Service Desk Security Robust end-to-end security measures have been built into the GoToAssist Service Desk architecture to ensure the privacy and integrity of all data. gotoassist.com Many service

More information

Citrix XenDesktop Validation on Nimble Storage s Flash-Optimized Platform

Citrix XenDesktop Validation on Nimble Storage s Flash-Optimized Platform XenDesktop Storage Validation on Nimble Storage Whitepaper XenDesktop Storage Validation on Nimble Storage Whitepaper Citrix XenDesktop Validation on Nimble Storage s Flash-Optimized Platform 1 2 Executive

More information

White Paper. Protecting Mobile Apps with Citrix XenMobile and MDX. citrix.com

White Paper. Protecting Mobile Apps with Citrix XenMobile and MDX. citrix.com Protecting Mobile Apps with Citrix XenMobile and MDX citrix.com Mobility is a top priority for organizations as more employees demand access to the apps and data that will make them productive. Employees

More information

Single Sign On for ShareFile with NetScaler. Deployment Guide

Single Sign On for ShareFile with NetScaler. Deployment Guide Single Sign On for ShareFile with NetScaler Deployment Guide This deployment guide focuses on defining the process for enabling Single Sign On into Citrix ShareFile with Citrix NetScaler. Table of Contents

More information