Implementing XenMobile requires a new type of engineer, as we cannot simply focus on the implementation of a single service or software solution, nor rely on the experience we have gained implementing XenDesktop and XenApp infrastructures.
There is more management required for XenMobile due to the suite of capabilities required for a full enterprise mobility management solution. Multiple components and management consoles govern the mobile app, device and data services that XenMobile offers.
With XenMobile we are not simply implementing tools to manage both devices and applications, but offer an entire suite to manage mobile devices, deploy corporate apps and grant access to corporate data through several management consoles and services. Through a centralized Enterprise App Store we offer a single portal to deliver not only mobile apps, but Web, SaaS and even Windows applications and desktops to the mobile workforce; enabling end-users to get the best user experience on their mobile devices.
XenMobile engineers do require knowledge of not only the management consoles and services to configure the corporate policies you want to enforce, but also require knowledge of the network stack that is involved to deploy applications and policies to mobile devices and ensure end-users can select their own set of apps that best support their daily tasks.
In addition to implementing each separate component of the XenMobile suite, engineers also need to be aware of the required interaction between each component to ensure mobile device and app data is exchanged between the management consoles and single sign on solutions can be implemented.
Join Esther Barthel and co-presenter Sander Bierman in their breakout SYN322 on Wednesday, May 7th at 1:30PM at Citrix Synergy to get an inside on the best practices for your XenMobile Enterprise implementation. And discover the lessons learned from their most recent XenMobile implementations.
Esther Barthel works as a Senior Consultant for PepperByte, She has been specializing in virtualization solutions such as SBC, VDI, application, and server virtualization for over seven years now and is a Citrix Certified Integration Architect and RES Certified Professional. She’s also the author of the Citrix XenApp 6.5 Expert Cookbook and shares her knowledge on her website http://www.virtues.it as well as on Twitter @virtuEs_IT.
Sander Bierman (@Bierpuffo) began his IT career in 1995 at the Dutch Navy. After working at several companies he joined ConoScenza in 2010 as a technology professional. Throughout his career Sander has worked primarily with Microsoft, Citrix, RES Software and VMware. His specialties are implementing and troubleshooting XenApp, XenDesktop, NetScaler, XenServer and XenMobile at customer organizations in The Netherlands.
Citrix invited the author of this blog post to present at Citrix Synergy 2014 and to participate in a related contest. The author received an entry into the contest for submitting this Blog.