Do your Citrix Endpoint Management users work far from their cloud data center region?
Maybe you support consultants who travel the world building solutions for customers. They might experience greater latency in remote locations when downloading new or updated enterprise applications.
Or you might have customers whose offices span the globe. Depending on your cloud data center region, employees in more remote regions can experience increased latency when working with enterprise applications.
A content delivery network (CDN) might be just what you need.
What Is a Content Delivery Network?
A CDN is a group of geographically distributed servers that work together to securely provide fast delivery of application content. It improves application-delivery download times by geographically distributing applications closer to the devices that make the request, using a nearby CDN edge server to cache the apps temporarily.
Applications are placed securely on different but linked edge servers worldwide to support faster download times and reduced latency. The DNS server that was used during the initial connection to the Citrix Endpoint Management server determines which edge server is used to access the cached applications.
That means your consultants who are working in remote regions are closer to the tools they need and will experience less latency and more consistent performance when downloading enterprise applications.
Enable a CDN in Two Simple Steps
You can enable a CDN on Citrix Endpoint Management by simply changing the “app.delivery.cdn” server property to “true” and re-uploading the enterprise application(s) you want to deliver via the CDN.
The map below shows what it looks like when users are accessing enterprise applications from several edge servers.
In the example, our users are on mobile devices in the U.S., EMEA, and APAC. But the originating server, shown in blue, is in the U.S. If a user in APAC requested new or updated applications and a CDN wasn’t enabled, they would likely experience latency.
If a CDN is enabled, a user on a mobile device with a DNS server IP that originates in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, will experience faster application download time because the application is delivered using a location distribution point closest to that location.
Learn more about CDNs and Citrix Endpoint Management on our product documentation page.