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Citrix® XenApp™ Platinum Edition for Windows: The Official Guide by Steve Kaplan, Tim Reeser, Brian Casselman, Alan Wood

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CHAPTER 4Citrix Platform DataCenter Architecture

In this chapter, we discuss the importance of building and running an application delivery and virtualization infrastructure in a secure, reliable data center facility. The need for this approach may be obvious to IT personnel with a background in host systems, but we will define the data center in the context of building a delivery platform. This centralized computing model often entails a new paradigm for network administrators whose IT experience is limited to running distributed networks based on traditional PC technology. The data center plays a far more important role with enterprise application delivery than it does in a distributed network environment, especially in a business world of ...

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