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From Offline Virtual Desktops to Hosted VDI (and everything in between)


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Delivering the right type of virtual desktop is critical and dependent on the needs of your users – do they need a local virtual desktop that can run offline, or a hosted VDI or hosted shared desktop …

Delivering the right type of virtual desktop is critical and dependent on the needs of your users – do they need a local virtual desktop that can run offline, or a hosted VDI or hosted shared desktop that run in the data center? Come to this session to see Citrix XenDesktop’s offline and hosted virtual desktops in action. Learn more about your desktop virtualization options, key technical considerations and best practices.

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  • 1. XenDesktop 5.5David GauntLead Systems Engineer, Citrix Systems
  • 2. Agenda• Which desktop is best? (trick question)• Demos of hosted & offline desktops (with 380ms+ of latency…which is nice…)• Reading suggestions
  • 3. Which virtual desktop is best?“It depends” What apps do your users need?How much power?How much customisation?
  • 4. The right tool for the task… “I only go to the shops every day” “I do lots of track days” • Easy to use • Same ease of use • Cheap to run • High power • Big boot • Customisable
  • 5. Mobile Workers Remote Workers Office WorkersGuest Workers Task Workers
  • 6. Citrix XenDesktop – FlexCast™ delivery technologyHosted desktop delivery models 400-500 users per server hosted shared desktop 80-100 VMs per server User Profile Apps VM VM VM VM Desktop OS 1 user per Blade PC Blade PC Blade PC
  • 7. Laptop Task USER TYPES users workers Local Streamed Hosted Hosted VM VHD VDI SharedXenClient™
  • 8. Hosted Shared Desktops• Server OS (2003 onwards)• Multi-user environment• Shared resources• High user density• Massive scalability• 80% of users
  • 9. Hosted Shared Desktops Demo
  • 10. Hosted VDI Desktops• Client OS (WinXP to Win7)• One to one desktops• Lower user density• High performance• More user control• 20% of users
  • 11. Hosted VDI Desktops Demo
  • 12. Offline VDI Desktops• Type-1 Client Hypervisor• Local Windows VM desktops• Complete mobility offline• Direct access to local resources• Complete isolation, encryption & security for multiple desktops• Central deployment & backup
  • 13. XenDesktopXenClient Synchronizer
  • 14. Offline XenClient Demo
  • 15. Takeaways• One desktop does not fit all• What users do is most important• End user experience is the key• Consistent experience• Don’t take my word for it… try it yourself!
  • 16. Bedtime reading…@davidjgaunt mostly rubbish, occasionally some Citrix tweets  XenDesktop Design Handbook Demos, product info & technical talks Free trial of XenDesktop Step by step installation (20 mins)
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