Extended capabilities of industry-leading HDX user experience, up to 10x session performance improvement and 60% lower bandwidth usage, new platform and device support, and simplified setup and environment visibility
XenApp and XenDesktop 7.13 marks a major milestone with the general availability of Adaptive Transport Technology for faster, more responsive sessions – even over challenging network conditions. Default display bandwidth consumption has been significantly reduced, AMD GPUs can now be used for high-end graphics with HDX 3D Pro, and additional integration is available for Intel GPUs. Provisioning Services introduces new acceleration technology for XenServer and offers streaming of Linux server machines, and Linux applications can be published to seamlessly integrate within endpoint devices.
Based on the pioneering Unidesk layering technology that Citrix acquired in January 2017, Citrix App Layering greatly simplifies application and OS management and is now included in most XenApp and XenDesktop editions for customers with active Citrix Customer Success Services Select (previously Software Maintenance). By combining XenApp and XenDesktop with Citrix App Layering, IT can more efficiently and securely deliver apps, desktops, data and OS layers on-premises or from leading public cloud vendors using Citrix Cloud. The layering technology “containerizes” desktop apps as virtual disks for error-free, install-free delivery to end users and package-once, update-once efficiency for IT.
XenApp Essentals, a new Citrix cloud service, will combine the simplicity of Microsoft Azure RemoteApp with the enterprise security and scale of XenApp. Microsoft and Citrix, as part of our broad partnership, are developing the next generation of the Azure RemoteApp service. The new XenApp Essentials service will build upon Microsoft’s vision of Azure RemoteApp by tapping industry-leading XenApp technology to provide additional management, user experience, and security features.
The new Citrix Cloud service will simplify Windows 10 Enterprise Current Branch for Business migration, deployment and ongoing management at scale, while delivering a rich user experience via Microsoft Azure. This service will be sold exclusively through the Azure Marketplace and is the only way to host Windows 10 in a public cloud.
Citrix Ready partners ViewSonic and Micro Center have made VDI accessible for nearly any budget with the ultra-low cost HDX Ready Pi. The HDX Ready Pi is a fully assembled thin client that includes everything you need in a single, orderable package, including being pre-installed with HDX System-on-a-Chip and Citrix Receiver optimized for GPU offloading.