Citrix SD-WAN solves complex routing with simplicity. It provides optimal network connectivity between enterprise branch offices and their Citrix Workspace, whether it’s hosted on-premises or in the cloud. This improves user experience and reduces costs.

SD-WAN instances across an enterprise intranet communicate with a real-time view of the network, whether they’re hosted in on-premises office locations or at hybrid cloud-hosted resource locations. They create a web of virtual paths between all SD-WAN platform interfaces and establish secure tunnels across path options between locations. Then they identify traffic and route it on a per-packet basis across the optimal path with knowledge of the quality each path can offer, including latency, loss, and jitter characteristics. They reassemble flows for delivery at their destination, providing the best possible application user experience.

HDX Session and Traffic Optimization

The HDX protocol suite delivers Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops sessions and provides the ability to tag session traffic by using a unique port or QOS tag. Both options may require extensive firewall changes and/or routing QOS changes to implement, and they do not use a multi-path approach. Citrix SD-WAN uses the default configuration to uniquely identify multi-stream ICA over a single port and prioritize traffic over multiple paths simultaneously and according to QOS requirements.

Citrix SD-WAN Virtual Instance for Azure Resource Locations

Microsoft Azure is a popular cloud platform, and many Citrix customers use it to host hybrid resource-location systems such as Virtual Desktop Agents (VDA). Both the SD-WAN VPX Standard Edition and WANOP Edition VPX can be deployed in Microsoft Azure and integrated with an Enterprise SD-WAN environment to enable features like link bonding, instantaneous failover, and selective packet duplication to Azure-hosted resources.

Integration with Microsoft Azure global Virtual WAN

A preferred partner for Microsoft Azure Virtual WAN, Citrix SD-WAN can facilitate Azure Virtual WAN gateway service for IPSEC connectivity and automated setup, making scaled deployments easier to manage.

Citrix SD-WAN simplifies branch networking with a reliable, high-performance workspace experience. Learn more in this tech brief on Citrix SD-WAN for Citrix Workspace. Leave your comments and questions below or connect with me on Twitter at @tweetmattbrooks.

And if you’re a channel partner and will be attending Citrix Summit ’19 January 7 – 9 in Orlando, check out our TCH068: Optimizing Workspace access session. We look forward to seeing you there!