Virtual Applications Everywhere

Amazon recently announced VPC as generally available in every AWS Region, along with some additional features.  If you search back through my posts, you will see a lot of work has been done getting XenApp into the Amazon cloud.  We have pre-built XenApp AMI’s for use in EC2, as well as VPC.  VPC is the best of cloud computing because it allows you to build a “datacenter like” tolopology, with private subnets, dmz and firewalls in the cloud. You can even have a site-to-site VPN back to your corporate datacenter to expand that existing infrastructure into VPC.  The holy-grail is the automation of the cloud, which we demo’d back at Synergy and can be found in a previous post.

Up to now, VPC was only offered in the US East region (Virginia). Now, it is availale in US West (N.Calfornia), EU West (Ireland), Asia Pacific (Singapore) and Asia Pacific (Tokyo). As expected, we have built some XenApp AMI’s for your use in each of these regions. You can launch the AMI into your VPC network, and begin virtualizing your applications instantly.

Here are the AMI’s for your use:

Region AMI Name AMI Description AMI ID
US East (Virginia) Citrix_XenApp6.0_W2K8R2_v102 Citrix XenApp 6.0 AMI US East ami-6dcd0b04
US West (N.California) Citrix_XenApp6.0_W2K8R2_v102 Citrix XenApp 6.0 AMI US West ami-ad1c41e8
EU West (Ireland) Citrix_XenApp6.0_W2K8R2_v102 Citrix XenApp 6.0 AMI EU West ami-c40e3eb0
Asia Pacific (Singapore) Citrix_XenApp6.0_W2K8R2_v102 Citrix XenApp 6.0 AMI Asia Pacific (Singapore) ami-7cc3bb2e
Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Citrix_XenApp6.0_W2K8R2_v102 Citrix XenApp 6.0 AMI Asia Pacific (Tokyo) ami-d8b306d9

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