Tech: Citrix XenDesktop 2.0 architecture deep dive

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In May Citrix released the second major version of its VDI solution XenDesktop.

The product is much more than a connection broker for virtual infrastructures as it includes a plethora of other Citrix products, from the Provisioning Server to the Access Gateway, passing through the GoToAssist.

The result is a feature-rich and powerful product but the side effect is that newcomers can be very confused trying to understand how the platform works.

To address the issue Citrix just released a lengthy slide deck detailing XenDesktop 2.0 architecture, exploring all the tiers used in different business cases.

The document is certainly not enough to fully get the potentials of this product but it’s good starting point.