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1 October 25, 2012 Tech Talk: Whats New in Citrix VDI-in-a-Box? Nigel Simpson, Citrix Important – Webinar Audio The audio for this webinar is available over VoIP. Just select the Use Mic & Speakers option to listen to the webinar through your computers speakers. To listen using your telephone select theUse Telephone option. For local numbers click the additional numbers link. You will need to use the Access Code and Audio PIN. The webinar will start at 3:00pm (BST) 4:00pm (CEST)

2 © 2012 Citrix | Confidential – Do Not Distribute Follow us… Citrix blogDesktop Virtualisation Web Community

3 © 2012 Citrix | Confidential – Do Not Distribute Up and coming webinars 3 DateTimeTitle 30 October pm(GMT) 4pm(CET) Solution Webinar: How to get started building your Enterprise App and data store 07 November pm(BST) 4pm(CET) TechTalk - Optimizing Application Management with Citrix AppDNA (in German) 08 November pm(GMT) 4pm(CET) TechTalk - Optimizing Application Management with Citrix AppDNA (in English) 15 November pm(GMT) 4pm(CET) Solution Webinar: How to enable the mobile workstyles of tomorrow today All webinars listed on Citrix.com

4 October 25, 2012 Tech Talk: Whats New in Citrix VDI-in-a-Box? Nigel Simpson, Citrix Important – Webinar Audio The audio for this webinar is available over VoIP. Just select the Use Mic & Speakers option to listen to the webinar through your computers speakers. To listen using your telephone select theUse Telephone option. For local numbers click the additional numbers link. You will need to use the Access Code and Audio PIN. The webinar will start at 3:00pm (BST) 4:00pm (CEST)

5 VDI-in-a-Box basics

6 © 2012 Citrix | Confidential – Do Not Distribute Virtualized desktops for less than $500 per user An affordable turnkey software appliance providing high-performance, high-definition personalized virtual desktops All-in-one VDI – runs on off-the-shelf servers Simple to Deploy – in less than an hour by Windows® Admins Simple to Use – any time, anywhere, any device access Simple to Manage – single point-and-click web-based console Simple to Scale – on-demand, just add more off-the-shelf servers with HA Single Point of ManagementAppears as a single GRID entity

7 © 2012 Citrix | Confidential – Do Not Distribute Eliminates 60% of the infrastructure Datacenter infrastructure Multiple components Many different IT skillsets Systems Integration Windows infrastructure Commodity servers Windows Admin All-in-one, built-in

8 © 2012 Citrix | Confidential – Do Not Distribute © 2012 Citrix | #CitrixSynergy VirtualDesktopVirtualDesktop Virtual Desktop Virtual Desktop VDI-in-a-BoxVDI-in-a-Box VDI-in-a-Box – Simple, Affordable All-in-one All key features are built-in: Connection brokering Dynamic provisioning High-availability Load balancing On-demand scaling Citrix HDX user experience Linked clones Personal and pooled desktops Open architecture supporting: Citrix XenServer Microsoft Hyper-V VMware vSphere (ESXi) Access from virtually any device via Citrix Receiver VDI-in-a-BoxVDI-in-a-Box vdiManagervdiManager Logical Shared Storage User Management Dynamic Desktop Provisioning & Management Template Management High-Availability Grid Engine Connection Broker Load Balancer HypervisorHypervisor

9 © 2012 Citrix | Confidential – Do Not Distribute VDI-in-a-Box XenServer User Profile Manager Active Directory (optional) Local Knowledge Worker User Data NetScaler Access Gateway Local Task Worker Remote Task Worker Works with VDI-in-a-Box works with the Citrix Portfolio Included/built-in: vdiManager Full HDX stack Receiver Profile Management XenServer Works with… NetScaler/ Access Gateway XenApp GoToAssist ShareFile GoToAssist vdiManager

10 Whats new in VDI-in-a-Box 5.1

11 © 2012 Citrix | Confidential – Do Not Distribute VDI-in-a-Box 5.1 Feature Focus AreasPersonalization Personal desktops HA, Performance and Scalability Grid-wide virtual IP AD failover Dual datastores Optimization for Google Earth Scaling to 2,000 desktops NetScaler certified Ease of Use, Flexibility and Compliance Touchless DT Agent Fully specified computer names AD search Multiple virtual CPUs User and computer domains NTP Syslog format Expanded Support for Windows Windows 8 Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Gateway

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13 Personal Virtual Desktops

14 © 2012 Citrix | Confidential – Do Not Distribute Personal Virtual Desktops Pooled and Personal desktops that cost less than PCs Personal desktops Golden image + Personal vDisk Enables full user personalization while leveraging a common golden image Golden image Pooled desktops Personal virtual desktops Pooled desktops PVD PVD contains User installed Applications User Data User Preferences Reduce management overhead by supporting personal and pooled desktops from a few golden images Eliminate 60% of image storage costs with personalized desktops that use single instance management Business Benefit Single Instance Management

15 © 2012 Citrix | Confidential – Do Not Distribute User Groups Multiple images with separate images for tailored applications User

16 © 2012 Citrix | Confidential – Do Not Distribute VDI-in-a-Box 5.1 w/Personal vDisk User Group Single image with tailored applications based on user need User Flexibility – IT Efficiency User

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20 High Availability Performance Scalability

21 © 2012 Citrix | Confidential – Do Not Distribute High Availability, Performance, and Scalability High Availability: Grid-wide virtual IP address Active Directory failover Performance: Dual datastores Optimization for Google Earth Scalability: Certified for 2,000 desktops

22 © 2012 Citrix | Confidential – Do Not Distribute Grid-wide virtual IP address End-to-end High-Availability without a load balancer No need for Round Robin DNS or Layer 4 switch Access the grid via a single IP address Front end load balancing Highly available connection to the grid from any endpoint without a load balancer With all three access methods (not just the Java client), the endpoint can connect to the grid using one single IP address Same IP address across physical server failures Business Benefit

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24 Primary Active Directory Server Redundant Active Directory Server Active Directory (AD) failover Redundancy in AD servers Failover to next AD server on the list VDI-in-a-Box Grid Extend high availability to work with your HA Active Directory Business Benefit

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27 Dual datastores Reduce IOPS bottleneck Approach Store golden images & personal desktops on SAS Store pooled desktop instances on SSD Storage on a server SAS Drive holds the golden images & personal desktops SSD holds the desktop instances created from the golden images Increases density… more desktops per server Improves I/O performance Business Benefit

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29 Without multiple datastore

30 © 2012 Citrix | Confidential – Do Not Distribute With multiple datastore

31 © 2012 Citrix | Confidential – Do Not Distribute Google Earth Optimization Better image quality with Google Earth application Used in Education vertical 31 No GPU required on the server side to provide high-res graphics rendered in Google Earth Business Benefit

32 Ease of Use Flexibility Compliance

33 © 2012 Citrix | Confidential – Do Not Distribute Ease of Use, Flexibility, and Compliance Ease of Use and Flexibility Touchless Desktop Agent Fully specified computer names Search AD for users and groups Multiple virtual CPUs Compliance Separate user and computer domains NTP sync VDI-in-a-Box logs in Syslog format

34 © 2012 Citrix | Confidential – Do Not Distribute Simpler management with Touchless DTagent v5.0 Install DTagent on all new golden images Update DTagent on all existing golden images when updating to new VDI-in-a- Box Desktop instances are auto updated With v5.1 DTagent auto installed on golden images DTagent auto updated on existing golden images when updating to new VDI-in-a-Box Desktop instances are auto updated DTagent Golden image Reduction in management when creating images Reduction in maintenance when upgrading VDI-in-a-Box Easier to deploy and even easier to stay current with latest release Business Benefit

35 © 2012 Citrix | Confidential – Do Not Distribute Fully specified computer names Prefix + Suffix Specify the complete name of virtual desktops Call me Brian Can run automation scripts and other software that require known computer names Business Benefit

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37 Search Active Directory for users and groups Enter partial name of a user or a group vdiManager searches AD for matching names Quicker and easier to set up users and groups Business Benefit

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39 Multiple virtual CPUs Specify number of virtual CPUs per virtual desktop At both image level and template level Support applications that run on multiple CPUs (e.g. Google Earth) Business Benefit

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41 Separate User and Computer Domains Place users and the computer in different domains Enables strict security by placing users and computers in different Windows domains Helps companies achieve compliance with industry specific standards such as PCI, HIPAA, GLBA, Sarbanes-Oxley to name a few Business Benefit

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43 Synchronize server times with NTP server Ensures all servers have the same time Consistent timestamp in logs Business Benefit

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45 Logs in syslog format Consistently formatted logs in Syslog format Syslog manager Event logs Task logs Audit logs All logs including audit logs are in syslog format, enabling 3 rd party analysis and reporting tools Business Benefit

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47 Windows Support

48 © 2012 Citrix | Confidential – Do Not Distribute Support for Windows Windows 8 Desktops Windows Server 2008 R2 Desktops Remote Desktop Gateway Help customers stay up-to-date with Windows technologies Early access to Windows 8 Support for Win Server 2008 allows service providers to offer desktops as a service Business Benefit

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50 Other Citrix Certifications HDX 5.6 FP1 Citrix Receivers NetScaler Access Gateway Citrix Profile Management

51 © 2012 Citrix | Confidential – Do Not Distribute Summary of new features in v5.1 PVD Personal desktops for less than the cost of a PC Multiple Datastore support on Hyper-V and ESX Provisioning of Windows 8 / Windows 2008 R2 desktops Windows As A Service with VDI-in-a-Box Touch less agent installation Image Optimization, multiple vCPU support for all hypervisors in UI AD Failover GRID wide IP RDP Gateway support NTP Server Numerous UI improvements to make ViaB management even simpler

52 © 2012 Citrix | Confidential – Do Not Distribute Something of interest? Would you like someone to contact you to discuss further?

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