The main presentation
that I attended last Friday
at the New Horizons Sneak Peek
Event is a preview on the Xen Desktop 4.
Xen Desktop 4 Supports:
- Any Desktop (virtual or real), anytime, anywhere
- HDX user experience
- Flexcast Technology
- On Demand Applications
Basically Citrix sales people
did a demo of the usage and performance
of Xen Desktop 4 from a browser in the classroom
and explained its Architectire and
They were giving out arguments why
Xen Desktop 4 is better than their competition
VMWare View product running PCoIP protocol.
They've divided the type of information
being streamed to three parts:
- Desktop OS
- User Profile
They're still using their proprietary
ICA protocol and claim that
it runs 90% less bandwidth
using HDX Technology.
- leverage the processing power of the
endpoint device to render the multimedia content.
- Support real time collaboration: bi-directional
audio capabilities. Enables users to connect
audio peripherals: microphones at the endpoint device.
- Supports 3D
- Plug and play enables connectivity for USB,
multiple-monitor, printers, etc.
- best network performance using ICA protocol
- 90% less bandwidth using iCA protocol
- Citrix's Solution to deliver any type
of Virtual Desktop or any Hardware
whether its a thin client,
a Desktop PC, a mobile device such as Iphone,
or a Laptop PC.
-This technology is actually not part of
- Requires a license to utilize this, per seat or per user.
Xen Desktop 4 can deliver your Desktop for:
- Mobile users
- Guest (Kiosk)
- Office Worker
- Remote user
- Task user
On Demand Application
-Think Itunes store interface. Users are now
- Application virtualization that can be run
locally or hosted through a Data Center
- Supports Open Architecture: Can run on any platform
using Hypervisor, any storage platform,
any endpoint device. Support Plug and Play
with Microsoft products.