I’ve spent many years focusing on delivering applications and desktops to users with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops (XenApp & XenDesktop). I, like many of you, started with on-premises deployments and am witnessing a growing shift towards cloud deployments. Regardless of the reason and justification for a move to the cloud, those of us focusing on the technical aspects of such a decision need to understand how the pieces fit together.
When subscribing to the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service in Citrix Cloud, I’ve asked myself the following:
- What components do I need?
- What deployment options do I have?
- How will users authenticate?
- What network ports do I need?
In fact, these questions are very similar to the ones I often hear for on-premises deployments, which was the basis for the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops – Architecture Poster.
To help all of us techies better understand the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service in Citrix Cloud, I’m happy to announce the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service – Architecture Poster. (PDF FILE)
And for those of you who want the original diagrams, I’ve added them into the latest revision of the Citrix Visio Stencils.
Finally, I’d like to give a huge shout out and thank you to Joel Stocker who helped me create these diagrams.
- October 31, 2018:
- Updated Networking Traffic and Ports diagram.
- Updated Traffic Flow (On-prem Gateway/StoreFront)
- October 9, 2018: Updated poster with the new product names (Citrix XenServer to Citrix Hypervisor, NetScaler Gateway to Gateway, XenApp and XenDesktop to Virtual Apps and Desktops)
- June 5, 2018: Modified traffic flow based on new functionality in section – Citrix Cloud Traffic Flow (Cloud-hosted Workspace and NetScaler Gateway Service)
- January 9, 2018: Original poster released