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Windows 10 and XenDesktop

Citrix employee blogs - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 16:00
Windows 10 has been nicknamed “the last version of Windows ever”, as it follows a model called Windows as a Service: a new way of building, deploying, and servicing Windows.

Under this paradigm, Microsoft is tackling two key customer challenges:…

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Categories: Citrix, Virtualisation

Now Available: Citrix Studio Support for “BYO” Azure Resource Groups

Citrix employee blogs - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 15:00
Today I am pleased to announce support in Citrix Studio for provisioning XenApp and XenDesktop workloads into existing Azure resource groups. Until now, this popular “bring your own resource groups (BYO RG)” capability was available only via PowerShell as was …   Related Stories
Categories: Citrix, Virtualisation

Provisioning XenApp & XenDesktop Workloads In Azure Germany Cloud

Citrix employee blogs - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 15:00
I am pleased to announce preview support in Citrix Cloud XenApp and XenDesktop service to provision VDAs in the Azure Germany cloud. This allows Citrix administrators to quickly deploy and manage XenApp and XenDesktop workloads in the Azure Germany cloud …   Related Stories
Categories: Citrix, Virtualisation

Announcing 100 Days of Customers – Celebrating Customer Success One Story at a Time

Citrix employee blogs - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 14:00

After nearly three decades as a technology marketer and analyst, I am no stranger to hype (in truth, I may have been guilty of fueling some in my day). Yet, it seems that tech-hype has reached new heights.

Everywhere you …

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Protect your Organisation from the Internet Cesspool using Web Isolation

Citrix employee blogs - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 13:00
Ransomware, data thefts, and spread of malware articles are hitting the headlines way more often than we want. The majority of these attacks entered the enterprise from ordinary users browsing the web. Vulnerable browsers and browser plugins have become the …   Related Stories
Categories: Citrix, Virtualisation

Citrix CSPs are Flocking to NetScaler SD-WAN

Citrix employee blogs - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 12:00
NetScaler SD-WAN service now available to all CSPs and appliance options expanded to include hardware appliances

During the first half of 2017, Citrix piloted a new type of offering in the Citrix Service Provider partner (CSP) program, letting a number …

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The Data Economy: How to Achieve Better Information Security

Citrix employee blogs - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 06:00

In an age when ‘data is the new oil‘, large-scale processing of data related to customer behavior and preferences, product usage, or movement patterns (e.g. in the automotive industry) will be increasingly critical to every enterprise. This includes …

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Ignite Your Innovation

Citrix employee blogs - Tue, 09/26/2017 - 16:00
A Fast Secure Digital Workplace with Microsoft, Fujitsu and Citrix

Modern IT departments have enormous budgets and there’s a veritable feast of technology out there to choose from. IT spending worldwide will total $3.5 trillion this year, according to Gartner. …

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WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW WON’T HURT YOU. WHAT I WISH I KNEW WHEN I STARTED IN IT (PART ONE)

Theresa Miller - Tue, 09/26/2017 - 14:58

Recently I wrote a post for Solarwinds Thwack. Its interesting, because I wrote a small series that covered why in a way ignorance is bliss. Sometimes what we don’t know can be our saving grace, that being said I also share some insights into what I wish I had know when I started out in […]

The post WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW WON’T HURT YOU. WHAT I WISH I KNEW WHEN I STARTED IN IT (PART ONE) appeared first on 24x7ITConnection.

Monitor Logon Performance Seamlessly with eG Innovations

Citrix employee blogs - Tue, 09/26/2017 - 14:00
Today’s digital economy spans geographies, network landscapes, and distributed datacenters, so it is important to establish seamless remote connectivity for end users, wherever they connect and from whichever device. eG Innovations, a Citrix Ready Partner since 2010, and Citrix …   Related Stories
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The Magic of Citrix App Layering: Understanding File System Layering and Layer Priority

Citrix employee blogs - Tue, 09/26/2017 - 12:23
Often, when first introduced to the Citrix App Layering technology, admins will call it “magic”. This response is both flattering and somewhat undeserved! Magic has often been used to describe events or processes that the viewer could not explain. But …   Related Stories
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IP EXPO Europe: Take a pit stop with Citrix and come face-to-face with a Red Bull Racing Formula One car

Citrix employee blogs - Tue, 09/26/2017 - 07:00
It’s a rare thing, having the opportunity to come within striking distance of a Red Bull Racing Formula One car. But as an official sponsor of Red Bull Racing, Citrix will be offering just that at its IP Expo Europe …   Related Stories
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Docker’s routing mesh available with Windows Server version 1709

Microsoft Virtualisation Blog - Tue, 09/26/2017 - 05:04

The Windows Core Networking team, along with our friends at Docker, are thrilled to announce that support for Docker’s ingress routing mesh will be supported with Windows Server version 1709.

Ingress routing mesh is part of swarm mode–Docker’s built-in orchestration solution for containers. Swarm mode first became available on Windows early this year, along with support for the Windows overlay network driver. With swarm mode, users have the ability to create container services and deploy them to a cluster of container hosts. With this, of course, also comes the ability to define published ports for services, so that the apps that those services are running can be accessed by endpoints outside of the swarm cluster (for example, a user might want to access a containerized web service via web browser from their laptop or phone).

To place routing mesh in context, it’s useful to understand that Docker currently provides it, along with another option for publishing services with swarm mode–host mode service publishing:*

  • Host mode is an approach to service publishing that’s optimal for production environments, where system administrators value maximum performance and full control over their container network configuration. With host mode, each container of a service is published directly to the host where it is running.
  • Routing mesh is an approach to service publishing that’s optimized for the developer experience, or for production cases where a simple configuration experience is valued above performance, or control over how incoming requests are routed to the specific replicas/containers for a service. With ingress routing mesh, the containers for a published service, can all be accessed through a single “swarm port”–one port, published on every swarm host (even the hosts where no container for the service is currently running!).

While our support for routing mesh is new with Windows Server version 1709, host mode service publishing has been supported since swarm mode was originally made available on Windows. 

*For more information, on how host mode and routing mesh work, visit Docker’s documentation on routing mesh and publishing services with swarm mode.

So, what does it take to use routing mesh on Windows? Routing mesh is Docker’s default service publishing option. It has always been the default behavior on Linux, and now it’s also supported as the default on Windows! This means that all you need to do to use routing mesh, is create your services using the --publish flag to the docker service create option, as described in Docker’s documentation.

For example, assume you have a basic web service, defined by a container image called, web-frontend. If you wanted to publish this service to port 80 of each container and port 8080 of all of your swarm nodes, you’d create the service with a command like this:

C:\> docker service create --name web --replicas 3 --publish 8080:80 web-frontend

In this case, the web app, running on a pre-configured swarm cluster along with a db backend service, might look like the app depicted below. As shown, because of routing mesh clients outside of the swarm cluster (in this example, web browsers) are able to access the web service via its published port–8080. And in fact, each client can access the web service via its published port on any swarm host; no matter which host receives an original incoming request, that host will use routing mesh to route the request to a web container instance that can ultimately service that request.

Once again, we at Microsoft and our partners at Docker are proud to make ingress mode available to you on Windows. Try it out on Windows Server version 1709, and using Docker EE Preview*, and let us know what you think! We appreciate your engagement and support in making features like routing mesh possible, and we encourage you to continue reaching out with feedback. Please provide your questions/comments/feature requests by posting issues to the Docker for Windows GitHub repo or by emailing the Windows Core Networking team directly, at sdn_feedback@microsoft.com.

*Note: Ingress mode on Windows currently has the following system requirements:

 

Categories: Microsoft, Virtualisation

How to Use the New Linux VDA Image Service to Create a Linux Machine Catalog in Azure

Citrix employee blogs - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 18:00
Last month, we launched a new Citrix Cloud Service; you can find the announcement here.

The New Linux VDA Image Service offers an easy way to create an MCS-ready and Azure-friendly Linux VDA image (VHD), which can be used …

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How Network Latency Impacts User Experience

Citrix employee blogs - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 16:00
“What is the recommended network latency for a good user experience in an ICA session?” This age-old question comes up all the time, and in true consulting fashion the answer is… it depends 😊

So, why is that? What does …

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XenApp Essentials: Delivering Apps from the Cloud – What’s the Total Cost of Ownership?

Citrix employee blogs - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 14:00
XenApp Essentials: Delivering Apps from the Cloud – What’s the Total Cost of Ownership?

Well here’s the short answer: You can deliver virtual Windows applications for as low as $19.10 per user per month including Azure compute costs, XenApp Essentials

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Citrix XenApp Essentials Service REST APIs — Tech Preview

Citrix employee blogs - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 13:00

The Citrix XenApp Essentials Service UI provides a great way to create and manage customer catalogs. However, automated scripts can make it easy to perform some repetitive tasks around catalog management. One instance of such a task is updating the …

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Image Quality Comparison: Local vs. HDX vs. Blast

Citrix employee blogs - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 12:00

Talk of VMware’s Horizon View 7.3 release prompted me to take a closer look at the latest offering of their display remoting protocol, Blast. I’ve used earlier versions of Blast and found it to be very resource-hungry, especially when it …

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New - NetScaler Gateway 10.5 Build 67.10

Netscaler Gateway downloads - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 07:00
New downloads are available for NetScaler Gateway
Categories: Citrix, Commercial, Downloads

New - NetScaler Gateway 10.1 Build 135.18

Netscaler Gateway downloads - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 07:00
New downloads are available for NetScaler Gateway
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