|XenApp Secure Browser||XenApp Advanced||XenApp Enterprise||XenApp Platinum||XenDesktop VDI||XenDesktop Enterprise||XenDesktop Platinum|
|Simple to deploy world-class app and desktop virtualization solutions, XenApp and XenDesktop provides a unified management console, Studio, to dramatically simplify and automate large scale deployments, including multi-tenant, multi-zone and hybrid-cloud implementations.|
Simplify operations with powerful monitoring and advanced analytics in Citrix Director. Director reports, trend analysis, and alerts can be customized and configured within the Citrix Director console. Citrix Director also delivers a unique and powerful role-based access that enables IT helpdesk and escalation teams to quickly troubleshoot and resolve issues making it easier for IT to meet stringent SLAs.
All editions include 7 days of historical reporting.
|Enhanced Director Monitoring. Administrators now have more flexibility when it comes to monitoring their XenApp and XenDesktop deployments. SCOM alerts within the Director console, Desktop and server OS usage reporting, proactive notification and alerting, app limits, reboot warnings and override control over roaming sessions ensure that the administrator is notified of error conditions or excessive resource usage before they impact overall performance and availability.|
|End-to-end environment visibility. The Citrix SCOM Management Bundle for XenApp and XenDesktop includes SCOM management packs to monitor key infrastructure components for health, availability and usage.|
|Custom delegated administration (Studio) gives large IT departments the ability to define the scope and role of administrative functions for compliance and control.|
|Configuration logging (Studio) enables IT to monitor and track granular configuration changes to their app & desktop delivery infrastructure.|
|Advanced performance analytics is integrated into Director to provide a more comprehensive view of capacity trends and environment health through advanced monitoring and reporting up to a year’s worth of performance data.|
|User experience network analysis provides user experience data supplied by NetScaler HDX Insight integrated into the Director console to correlate user performance and identify when network issues are disrupting performance. NetScaler purchased separately.|
|Improved connection resiliency available through database connection leasing, which caches the results of successful users’ connections for any number of days set by an admin. XenApp and XenDesktop can then reference this repository of secure connection information in the event of a database failure to ensure users can still connect to their published apps and desktops.|
|Application compatibility and migration with AppDNA enables enterprises to confidently discover, automate, model and manage applications for faster application deployment, easier application virtualization, predictive application migration and streamlined application management. AppDNA accelerates app migration to the latest Windows releases, reducing the cost and complexity of app upgrades, migrations and updates by as much as 90 percent.|
|Application layering with AppDisk simplifies app management by enabling admins to install and update apps without altering a centralized, master operating system image, saving administrative time, testing time and reducing the shared storage costs.|
|Integrated AppDNA for AppDisk extends the layering benefits of AppDisk by providing instant application compatibility reporting and layer reordering for assigned AppDisks. Now an admin will be able to validate and remediate any OS or inter-app compatibility issues before testing and distributing the AppDisk applications to their employees.|
|Hybrid cloud provisioning assures XenApp and XenDesktop may be deployed on popular Cloud management platforms including Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), or CloudPlatform. From the Studio console, admins can assign workloads to traditional virtual infrastructure including Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer and VMware vSphere in the datacenter or provision apps and desktops from public, private or hybrid cloud infrastructure including Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, or CloudPlatform making it easy for IT to meet their most demanding SLAs.|
|Microsoft Azure integration for XenApp and XenDesktop hybrid cloud provisioning enables IT to dynamically provisioning (MCS) app and desktop workloads from the Microsoft Azure.|
|Amazon Web Services integration for XenApp and XenDesktop hybrid cloud provisioning enables IT to dynamically provisioning app and desktop workloads from the Amazon Web Services.|
|CloudPlatform integration for XenApp and XenDesktop hybrid cloud provisioning enables IT to dynamically provisioning app and desktop workloads from public, private and hybrid clouds leveraging CloudPlatform, powered by Apache CloudStack.|
|Automated app and desktop thin provisioning simplifies management of small and large deployments by centralizing image management while reducing the cost and complexity of shared storage.|
|Central image management of XenApp servers (Provisioning Services) simplifies management of small and large deployments of physical or virtual XenApp servers to support any type of use case while reducing the cost, complexity and amount of required shared storage. Provisioning services deliver unprecedented storage performance—as much as a 20X improvement in read/write speeds—overall simplifying the ability to patch and update physical and virtual servers with fast rollout and fast rollback functionality.||Available for VMHosted applications instances running on a desktop operating system only.|
Central image management of virtual desktops (Provisioning Services) simplifies management of small and large deployments of virtual and physical desktops to support any type of use case while reducing the cost, complexity and amount of required shared storage. Provisioning services deliver unprecedented storage performance—as much as a 20X improvement in read/write speeds—overall simplifying the ability to patch and update virtual desktops with fast rollout and fast rollback functionality.
Physical desktop support not available with the XenDesktop VDI Edition
|Automated virtual machine provisioning (Machine Creation Services) assists with the management of small and large deployments of virtual machines, virtual desktops or virtual XenApp servers, to support any type of use case.|
|Powerful migration scripts simplify the move from XenApp 6.5 to XenApp 7.x by enabling select app settings, policies and folder structure into the new architecture.|
|Microsoft App-V integration enables admins to distribute App-V applications to virtual desktops or XenApp servers via Studio without requiring separate App-V server and database infrastructure, simplifying administrative processes and eliminating additional infrastructure costs.|
|Integrated profile management (User Profile Manager) intelligently manages user profile settings between active XenApp and XenDesktop sessions to ensure user settings are consistent. It intelligently streams profile settings and data on-demand to ensure no matter the profile size, the profile performance is optimized and the user login and logoff processes expedited.|
|Enterprise scalability of XenApp and XenDesktop simplifies the rapid provisioning, patching, and updated of 1,000 of apps and desktops to 100,000 of users anywhere at any time, making it easier for IT to meet the demands of a growing workforce within a limited budget.|
|Open architecture permits virtual apps and desktops to be deployed on any hypervisor include Citrix XenServer, Microsoft Hyper-V, and VMware vSphere, cloud management platform, or storage infrastructure to give IT the freedom and flexibility needed to control costs, without impacting the user experience or performance.|
|Microsoft Hyper-V integration offers easy integration with your existing Hyper-V virtualization solution and the flexibility to expand or change your infrastructure at any time.|
XenServer Hypervisor (included) is included for free with XenApp and XenDesktop media kit creating a highly scalable, manageable and agile virtualization infrastructure.
Additional XenServer entitlement information for XenApp and XenDesktop is available here.
|VMware vSphere integration offers easy integration with your existing vSphere virtualization solution and the flexibility to expand or change your infrastructure at any time.|
|Microsoft System Center integration makes it easy to manage pooled desktop and server images from System Center while leveraging policy enforcement and report processes and tools provided in SCCM.|
|Citrix Connector for System Center Configuration Manager provides administrators with an end-to-end solution for managing Citrix Delivery Sites and published applications from within the Configuration Manager console.|
|NetScaler load-balancing (optional) actively monitors services and web traffic to intelligently load balance users across XenApp and XenDesktop infrastructure to assure optimal uptime and consistency user access even during planned, unplanned, or scheduled maintenance window.|
|Automated deployments with Citrix Lifecycle Management (Deploy edition) automates the deployment of XenApp and XenDesktop infrastructure and workloads with Citrix verified blueprints that simplify design and accelerate the rollout|
|Citrix Lifecycle Management XenApp Secure Browser Blueprint automates the deployment and configuration of XenApp to publish web or SaaS apps for access from any device, running any web browser.|