Just a post for you say that a white paper is available on The Citrix Connector for System Center Configuration Manager!!!!!
WHAT IS THE CITRIX CONNECTOR FOR CONFIGURATION MANAGER?
The Citrix Connector for Configuration Manager is an add-on to
Configuration Manager developed by Citrix that provides integrated
management of application deployment to Citrix XenApp servers and
publishing XenApp hosted applications from System Center Configuration
Manager. The connector enhances the capabilities of Configuration
Manager by extending the built in capabilities to perform the series of
tasks required to deploy applications to XenApp Servers with the same
ease and familiarity used for desktops.
Application management is not a new business or technology problem.
However, in today’s rapidly changing desktop computing environment
there are many challenges that didn’t exist a few years ago. Managing
applications is changing, or has already changed, from device based
delivery to a user-centric approach that enables users to access
applications and data from anywhere on any device. Today, users own
devices, like laptops, netbooks, and smartphones, which are not managed
by the IT department. Administrators must provide applications to users
regardless of their physical location or target device and manage them
as corporate assets. This paper will look at how the Citrix Connector
for System Center Configuration Manager provides administrators with
the capability of integrated and unified management of application
delivery to both managed and non-managed devices (employee owned and
even non-Windows devices) from Configuration Manager.
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 is the solution
for comprehensively assessing, deploying, and updating your clients,
servers, and devices across physical, virtual, distributed, and mobile
environments. Optimized for Windows desktop and Windows server
platforms, it is the best choice for centralizing management from the
data center to the desktop. Configuration Manager is committed to
delivering on the user-centric model - providing services to users
regardless of device or location.
Citrix XenApp enables IT to centralize and manage a single instance of
each application in the datacenter and deliver them to users for online
or offline use, while providing a high definition experience. It
revolutionizes Windows application management by virtualizing
applications and delivering them as a centralized on-demand service to
any user anywhere on any device.
Today, organizations typically have two separate and distinct
administrative functions and processes around application deployment.
XenApp and Configuration Manager administrators often don’t work
together or communicate, even though they are delivering the same
applications. Configuration Manager provides end-to-end centralized
management for corporate owned and managed Windows computers and Citrix
XenApp for on-demand, anywhere access to applications from any device.
While organizations see the value in both solutions, the lack of
application installation orchestration from one tool has increased
costs, complexity, and risks associated with managing two separate
application management infrastructures.
Enter the Citrix Connector for Configuration Manager, which enables
unified management of applications across the desktop and XenApp Server
farm environment. The Citrix Connector enhances Configuration Manager,
enabling administrators to orchestrate the tasks required to deliver
applications to XenApp Servers and publish XenApp hosted applications
seamlessly and with minimal impact to the user. With the Citrix
Connector for Configuration Manager, administrators can begin delivery
of user-centric application management today.
Delivering on user-centric application management is simpler with a
Citrix Connector for Configuration Manager enabled infrastructure. For
example, a typical mobile user on a business trip loses or damages
their laptop. Instead of cancelling meetings and returning home, the
user might be carrying a capable device (smartphone or personal
laptop/netbook) or could purchase a device and quickly gain access to
required applications necessary to complete their business objectives.
In this scenario the user is the focus of the application delivery.
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