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Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 Cookbook by Gaspare A. Silvestri

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Configuring the Branch Repeater virtual appliance

When we refer to a Citrix architecture, we usually intend a complex infrastructure located on the same area or building. In some cases, especially in presence of huge organizations, you could have a central infrastructure used by many remote locations or branch offices. In this case, the native optimization of the ICA protocol could not be sufficient to have the performance needed by the remote users to work without having performance issues, because of the WAN connection. In this scenario, Citrix presents Branch Repeater, which is a WAN optimizer developed for these kinds of situations. It is in the form of some physical network devices and a virtual appliance; in this chapter, we're going to ...

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