Citrix has multiple products to deliver applications from the data center to the user’s production environment. While this is a good thing because the offering can address the many different needs that customers have, it also represents a significant challenge in terms of communication: when XenApp makes more sense than XenDesktop? And when the two can be used together?
The company is trying to educate new and existing customers by providing some guidance with a new 17-pages paper: Technical Guide to Application Delivery Options for XenApp and/or XenDesktop.
The document, which is focused on XenApp 5.0 and XenDesktop 4.0, is not particularly detailed but outlines some useful application delivery criteria: