Citrix SD-WAN has a built-in Application Control Engine that can detect, classify, and optimize over 4,500 applications. If you’re using Citrix Workspace, it can even parse the ICA protocol to provide Quality-of-Service (QoS) and deep visibility into the HDX traffic. It splits ICA channels into multiple streams (real-time, interactive, bulk, and background), even over a single port, to allow for prioritization and steering of each stream. Granular awareness to the protocol allows for a reliable Citrix Workspace experience with efficient and effective delivery across the WAN.
Citrix SD-WAN enables you to monitor HDX session quality by computing a Quality-of-Experience (QoE) metric based on network conditions. This is calculated from key factors such as latency, packet loss, and jitter. You can tune rules and policies to improve the QoE by drilling down into the performance of HDX applications at each site.
Fair Sharing of bandwidth between HDX users means the activities of one user — streaming video or large file transfers or print jobs — don’t impact other user experiences on the same network link. Citrix SD-WAN governs fair sharing of HDX interactive traffic flows by prioritizing it after it transports real-time traffic using the remaining Sustained Share (% of bandwidth available).