It’s no secret: Citrix is all in when it comes to cloud. Are you?

2017 has been the best year yet for Citrix Cloud (read blog post). Whether you plan to transition to the cloud soon or are already making the transition, expand your breadth of knowledge by participating in these Citrix Cloud activities at Citrix Synergy 2017.


C-Level Citrix Cloud Breakout Sessions

SYN108: Cloud Conversation: International Financial Services Firm Counts on Citrix Cloud –Learn why financial services firm, Hernandez & Company, selected Citrix Cloud to accelerate a transformative business strategy in a regulated industry… and what they have achieved since moving to the cloud. Read the blog post: Cloud is the Future of Citrix

SYN109: Citrix Cloud customer panel  Wondering if Citrix Cloud is for you and what key IT initiatives you can accomplish? Listen to this lively and interactive panel of Citrix Cloud customers describe their approach to selecting Citrix Cloud, hear where they chose to deploy and learn what benefits and outcomes they achieved.

SYN128: Yale University’s journey into the cloud – Yale University’s Public Computing Services department was directed to implement a cloud-based virtual environment. Hear how the university settled on Citrix Cloud to deliver a world-class service to the campus. Plus, learn how to leverage Smart Tools to control costs in your AWS cloud and how to tie in cloud-storage – including Citrix ShareFile, Google Drive, OneDrive, and more.

SYN701: How is Citrix Cloud used? Insights and notes from the trenches  Hear first-hand about successful real-world customer deployments and lessons learned when deploying Citrix Cloud across different enterprise and mid-market environments. The session will be led by the Citrix Cloud customer success team along with Citrix partners, who will cover deployment tips and tricks, along with guidance for making decisions on your cloud strategy. Session 1; Session 2

Technical Citrix Cloud Breakout Session

SYN110: Select the right cloud or hybrid cloud for your deployment? How, when and where –Cloud computing is not an all-or-nothing option. The reality is that the transition takes time, and selecting the right cloud for deployment is not trivial. This session will analyze the journey most customers take, discuss cloud selection criteria and considerations, and cover approaches to migration as well as metrics to assess outcomes.

SYN111: What’s new with Citrix Cloud and what’s to come – See demonstrations of new features and functionality as well as tips and tricks for new resource locations, public cloud adoption, multi-location management, high availability, and more. You’ll also learn about the new control center, including cloud library and app catalog, how to leverage trial environments and identity and Active Directory integration. Plus, we’ll take a look at the future direction for Citrix Cloud. Session 1; Session 2

SYN112: Migrating your business to the cloud – Stuck on how to transition your company to the cloud? Not sure where to begin? This session will show you when, where, and how to use specific services on Citrix Cloud to migrate to the cloud from wherever your Citrix environment is today.

SYN126: Citrix Cloud-managed HCI Workspace Appliance for mid-market – HCI appliances make infrastructure simple to deploy but they don’t do enough to make key workloads – namely XenApp and XenDesktop – easy to deploy and manage. This session will cover a new concept in HCI systems that is ideal for mid-market businesses: the HCI Workspace Appliance. This solution enables deployment and management from HCI layers including XenApp and XenDesktop, VM/VDAs, images and more by leveraging several Citrix Cloud components already available. You will learn how HCI Workspace Appliance delivers an integrated service that makes it even simpler for you to manage your infrastructure while reducing cost and complexity at the hardware and storage layers. You will leave this session with a better understanding of the overall solution architecture, as well as how the workspace appliance fits with Citrix Cloud and the ecosystem partners helping Citrix make it happen.

SYN318: A to Z: Best practices for delivering XenApp and XenDesktop from Microsoft Azure using Citrix Cloud – Learn Microsoft Azure foundational concepts (compute, storage and network) for delivering Citrix services and reference architectures for key use cases. Discuss hybrid extensions of on-premises XenApp deployments to Azure and Citrix Cloud deployments, and the economics and cost models for various deployment topologies. Attendees will come out of this session fluent in tools, technologies and best practices needed to deliver XenApp, XenDesktop and NetScaler from Microsoft Azure.

SYN320: Take your XenMobile environment to the cloud  You will learn how to get up and running with XenMobile Service and why you should consider a cloud deployment. Get in-depth technical guidance to help you successfully implement XenMobile in as little as two hours. This session will also provide an overview of the recent enhancements and benefits to the service. We’ll also give you insights into how we manage and monitor the XenMobile Service infrastructure, so you don’t have to! Session 1Session 2

SYN334: XenApp Essentials: The fastest way to deliver apps from Azure – XenApp Essentials Service—delivered from Citrix Cloud and sold through Azure Marketplace—will help create the simplest and fastest mechanism to deliver Windows apps securely from Azure. In this session, we will introduce you to the service, provide architectural overview of XenApp Essentials and demonstrate its various capabilities such as new simplified management console, Azure Active Directory Domain Services integration and Smart Scale along with best practices for deployment.

Citrix Cloud Learning Labs

Roll up your sleeves! Here are the Citrix Cloud Learning Labs that still have open seats as of May 16, 2017. Reservations are required.

LAB603: Implementing XenMobile Services within Citrix Cloud – Citrix XenMobile Cloud is a SaaS solution that allows you to harness the power of the cloud to secure and manage mobile devices, apps and data, giving people the freedom to experience work and life their way. In this session, you will learn how to configure XenMobile 10.x Services within Citrix Cloud as well as how to implement Citrix Cloud connector and configure the on-premises Citrix NetScaler Gateway.

LAB605: Deploying and configuring XenApp and XenDesktop Service on Citrix Cloud  Learn the end-to-end process to deploy and configure a hybrid deployment using the XenApp and XenDesktop Service on Citrix Cloud. This will include a number of hybrid options including configuring your workloads (VDAs) in the cloud as well as in your private datacenter with Citrix StoreFront in the cloud or on-premises. The lab will also include configuring NetScaler Gateway as a service for external access. Session 1Session 2

LAB612: Architecting Citrix in the cloud era with XenDesktop Essentials and NetScaler in Azure  If you’ve been tasked with building a desktop and applications delivery architecture with Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp in the Microsoft Azure Cloud, you’re in luck. In this session, you’ll gain firsthand experience deploying the latest Citrix and Microsoft Azure solutions with Citrix Cloud. The newest solutions from Citrix and Microsoft, such as XenDesktop Essentials on Azure and NetScaler, will be a focus of this hands-on lab. You’ll learn the best use cases for these new offerings as well as sizing guidelines. We also will cover Citrix XenDesktop, Citrix Cloud and NetScaler architecture. Session 1Session 2

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LAB615: Deploying and automating Citrix solutions with Citrix Cloud and AWS – Learn how to deploy XenApp and NetScaler in AWS along with best practices and lessons learned from Citrix and Amazon. We will discuss architecture designs for Citrix in AWS with the latest Citrix Cloud solutions to help simplify a deployment of Citrix into a AWS resource location. You will also learn how Smart Tools blueprints make it easy to automate the deployment of your solution and how advanced capabilities like Smart Scale continually tune your environment to ensure cloud capacity is optimized to balance user performance and infrastructure cost. Whether you need to expand an existing XenApp or XenDesktop landscape in a hybrid cloud model, migrate to a cloud-first infrastructure strategy or upgrade to a managed cloud service like Citrix Cloud, Citrix and Amazon have a solution for you.

Talk With Citrix Cloud Experts

Please stop by the Citrix Cloud booth and pods in the Citrix Booth Experience to talk to our experts and get a 1on1 look into Citrix Cloud.

Impact the Future of Citrix Cloud Features – Customer Research Opportunity

An additional opportunity is to have your voice be heard through one-on-one product research sessions at Citrix Synergy, Tuesday, May 23rd – Thursday, May 25. Participants will deep-dive into Citrix Cloud Apps & Data Management workflows by engaging with clickable prototype and co-designing with our product team. Attend and receive a $100 digital gift card for your time. Reserve your spot today! Read this blog post to learn more. Sign up

See you at Synergy!

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