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Citrix® XenApp® 7.x Performance Essentials by Luca Dentella

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The five-layer model

When designing a new infrastructure, a common mistake is trying to focus on everything at once. A better and suggested approach is to divide the solution into layers and then analyze, size, and make decisions, one level at a time.

FlexCast Management Architecture can be divided into the following five layers:

  • User layer: This defines user groups and locations
  • Access layer: This defines how users access the resources
  • Resource layer: This defines which resources are assigned to the given users
  • Control layer: This defines the components required to run the solution
  • Hardware layer: This defines the physical elements where the software components run

The power of a FlexCast architecture is that it's extremely flexible; different users ...

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