Presentation on theme: "CITRIX VIRTUAL DESKTOPS. Jim Moreo has been delivering leading edge IT services to law firms for over 20 years. His strategic vision and tactical operations."— Presentation transcript:
Jim Moreo has been delivering leading edge IT services to law firms for over 20 years. His strategic vision and tactical operations experience allows Cornerstone to serve the best interests of our customers by delivering unparalleled and uncompromised IT services. Jim has helped numerous firms’ executive management align their business and financial goals with their technology infrastructure, maximizing value and productivity. Cornerstone’s mission to provide honest, dependable, and professional services is a direct reflection of Jim’s leadership. Lisa Stone is Cornerstone’s lead systems engineer and has been an IT professional for over 10 years. She is a Citrix Certified XenDesktop Engineer with extensive experience in building Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, Application Integration, Group Policy Management, and Document Management Implementation. She is also a Certified HP WorkSite Document Management Engineer in addition to having extensive experience training end-users and IT professionals. Lisa’s ever-expanding breadth of technical expertise and unwavering dedication to our clients represent the core of Cornerstone’s vision.
About Cornerstone In business 12 yearsCitrix Gold PartnerMicrosoft Gold PartnerExperience with Citrix dates back to 1.0 ReleaseSuccessfully deployed XenDesktop for firms with 100-1500 usersFull Service Infrastructure Architecture
XenDesktop Virtual Desktop Overview Demo - What’s new in XenDesktop 7.5 and NetScaler Insight
XenDesktop uses a client called “Citrix Receiver” PC Android iPad iPhone Mac Thin Client
No Receiver? No problem. With the latest version of XenDesktop’s Storefront & NetScaler You can deliver your VDI desktop without Receiver installed using HTML5 within the browser window.
XenDesktop vs. XenApp for VDI How it works Users share desktop resources and operating system Crash in one OS crashes other shared users Operating system is Windows Server Patching requires application to individual servers How it works Users get their own Windows 7 or Windows 8 Desktop Each user is isolated from another users, making this model more secure IT manages one image (or a few variations of one image) which simplifies IT Management Different sets of users are served different images, as needed Personal vDisk option allows for added personalization to users/groups Windows 8.1 OSWindows 7 OS Windows 8.1 OS Windows Server 2008R2 OS
A better experience for users Crashes affect only one user Windows 8, Windows 7 or Windows XP Better application compatibility than XenApp which requires Windows Server Personal vDisk option allows you to give users a personalized desktop XenDesktop 7’s “Local App Access” integrates local Windows apps into a hosted virtual desktop A better experience for administrators XenDesktop 7.5 – Single pane of glass delivery of XenDesktop, XenApp, published XenApp applications, & local applications via local app access Easier to maintain image Easier patch management Better security More redundancy XenDesktop delivers a better VDI experience
Desktop Refresh = Cost Savings Extend lifecycle of existing PCs Fewer server resources needed to support desktops Paves the way for thin clients to replace costly desktops in the next refresh cycle BYOD
How will a virtual desktop change the way you do business?
10 Common Use Cases 6. Remote Access 7. Mobile User 8. Support Calls 9. Image Upgrade 10. Training/Rollout
Contact Information We would be happy to answer any questions. Please feel free to contact us. Jim Moreo, Principal: Jim.Moreo@Cornerstone.ITJim.Moreo@Cornerstone.IT Lisa Stone, Senior Systems Engineer: Lisa.Stone@Cornerstone.ITLisa.Stone@Cornerstone.IT www.cornerstone.it