XENSERVER

 XenServer :Complete, cost-effective datacenter and server virtualization

Citrix XenServer is a complete, managed server virtualization platform built on the powerful Xen hypervisor. Xen technology is widely acknowledged as the fastest and most secure virtualization software in the industry. XenServer is designed for efficient management of Windows® and Linux® virtual servers and delivers cost-effective server consolidation and business continuity.

WHAT IS SERVER VIRTUALIZATION?

Server virtualization is a proven technology that enables multiple virtual machines to run on a single physical server. Each virtual machine is completely isolated from other virtual machines and is decoupled from the underlying host by a thin layer of software known as a hypervisor. This allows each virtual machine to run different operating systems and applications. Because the machines have been decoupled from the underlying host, the guest can also be moved from one physical server host to another while running; this is known as live migration. These attributes are transforming how organizations approach virtual computing.

THE BEST CHOICE FOR SERVER VIRTUALIZATION AND DATACENTER AUTOMATION

XenServer is the enterprise-ready, cloud-proven virtualization platform that contains all the capabilities required to create and manage a virtual infrastructure. It is trusted by demanding organizations to run the most mission critical applications and used by the largest clouds.
  • Cuts costs: By reducing the number of physical servers required in the datacenter, organizations are able to save on their power and cooling costs.
  • Increases IT agility and efficiency: Customers can easily adapt to changing datacenter and computing needs by dynamically flexing capacity, optimizing VM placement, and automating repetitive management tasks.
  • Improves performance and user productivity: By enabling ‘zero downtime’ maintenance, automatically recovering from hardware failure, and providing failover capabilities in disaster situations, end users are ensured access to mission critical application in all scenarios.
The free edition of XenServer starts with a 64-bit hypervisor and centralized management, live migration, and conversion tools to create a virtual platform that maximizes guest density and performance. The premium editions of XenServer extend the platform to enable organizations of any size to integrate and automate management processes, delivering a virtual datacenter solution.

XenServer Features

From managing infrastructure to optimizing on-going IT operations, and from automating key processes through to delivering IT services, XenServer has the capabilities that fit any organizations IT requirements and enable businesses to transform their datacenters into IT delivery centers.

AUTOMATE YOUR DATACENTER WITH XENSERVER:

With Citrix XenServer, organizations can automate key IT processes to improve service delivery and business continuity for virtual environments resulting in both time and money savings while providing more responsive IT services.
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Site Recovery

Provides site-to-site disaster recovery planning and services for virtual environments. Site recovery is easy to set up, fast to recover, and has the ability to frequently test to ensure disaster recovery plans remain valid.

Host Power Management

Takes advantage of embedded hardware features to lower datacenter electricity consumption by dynamically consolidating VMs on fewer systems and then powering off underutilized servers as demand for services fluctuates.

Dynamic Workload Balancing

Improves system utilization and increases application performance by automatically balancing two virtual machines within a resource pool. Workload balancing intelligently places VMs on the most suitable host in the resource pool by matching application requirements to available hardware resources.

Automated VM Protection and Recovery

Utilizing an easy set-up wizard, administrators can create snapshot and archival policies. Regularly scheduled snapshots help to protect against data loss in case of a VM failure. The policies established are based on snapshot type, frequency, amount of historical data that is retained, and an archive location. Recovering a VM is completed by simply choosing the last good known archive.

High Availability

Automatically restarts virtual machines if a failure occurs at the VM, hypervisor, or server level. The auto restart capability allows users to protect all virtualized applications and bring higher levels of availability to the business.

Memory Optimization

Reduces costs and improves application performance and protection by sharing unused server memory between VMs on the host server.

ADVANCED INTEGRATION AND MANAGEMENT:

With enhanced editions of Citrix XenServer, customers can also leverage advanced functions that enable a deep integration between physical and virtual resources and allow for more granular management virtual environments.
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StorageLink

Citrix StorageLink provides integration with leading network storage platforms which enables storage managers to leverage existing data management tools to maintain consistent management processes for both physical and virtual environments. Key data management processes can be instantiated from a single StorageLink interface.

Distributed Virtual Switching

Create a multi-tenant, highly secure and extremely flexible network fabric that allows VMs to move freely within the network while maintaining security and control. Distributed virtual switching bridges subnets to provide stateful migration of VMs between networks and between on-premise and cloud networks without manual intervention.

Web Console with Delegated Admin

Web Self Service provides IT administrators with a simple web-based console to delegate individual VM rights to application owners as well as a way for application owners to manage day to day operations of their VM’s.

Heterogeneous Pools

Enables resource pools to contain servers with different processor types, and support full XenMotion, high availability, workload balancing, and shared storage functionality.

Provisioning Services

Reduce storage requirements by creating a set of golden images which can be streamed to both physical and virtual servers for fast, consistent, and reliable application deployments.

Role-based Administration

Role-based administration improves security and enables delegated access, control, and usage of XenServer pools by maintaining a tiered access structure with varying levels of permissions.

IntelliCache

XenServer is optimized to reduce the overall costs and improve performance of a XenDesktop installation. By using local storage as a repository for boot images and non-persistent or temporary data, XenServer can reduce virtual desktop boot times, decrease network volume and traffic, and save on total storage costs for a XenDesktop installation.

Performance Reporting and Alerting

Receive immediate notification with historical reporting of VM performance to enable the rapid identification and diagnosis of fault or failure in the virtual infrastructure.

AUTOMATE YOUR DATACENTER WITH XENSERVER:

With Citrix XenServer, organizations can automate key IT processes to improve service delivery and business continuity for virtual environments resulting in both time and money savings while providing more responsive IT services.
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XenServer

Based on the open-source design of Xen, XenServer is a highly reliable, available, and secure virtualization platform that utilizes a 64-bit architecture to provide near native application performance and unmatched virtual machine density. XenServer allows for easy server, storage, and network setup via an intuitive wizard-driven utility that delivers Ten Minutes to Xen. Disk snapshot and revert creates periodic snapshots of virtual machines and data for easy recovery to a known working state in case of failure. Disk snapshots can also be cloned to speed system provisioning.

XenCenter Multi-Server Management

Citrix XenCenter provides all the VM monitoring, management, and general administration functions in a single interface including configuration, patch management, and virtual machine libraries. IT staff can easily manage hundreds ofvirtual machines from a centralized, highly available management console that installs on any Windows® desktop. The Resilient Distributed Management Architecture distributes server management data across the servers in a resource pool to ensure that there is no single point of management failure. If a management server should fail, any other server in the pool can take over the management role.

Conversion Tools

Convert physical and virtual servers (P2V and/or V2V) for faster setup and migration making the transformation to XenServer nearly instantaneous. The conversion tools included in XenServer can convert any physical server or desktop workload and existing virtual machines to a XenServer virtual machine.

XenMotion

Citrix XenMotion eliminates the need for planned downtime by enabling active virtual machines to be moved to a new host with no application outages or downtime.
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ProxyAV

Inline malware scanning and protection.
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ProxyAV appliances work in tandem with Blue Coat ProxySG appliances and support industry-leading anti-malware engines. As an inline scanning device, the ProxyAV appliance analyzes all file downloads from user-authenticated Web 2.0 sites, webmail, file sharing and other methods of content delivery.
Blue Coat ProxyAV appliances support four modes of content analysis, which enables you to scan all web traffic and deliver greater protection against potential threats. All without compromising network performance. For further protection against inbound threats, ProxyAV appliances can scan files up to 2 GB in size and analyze up to 99 layers of compressed archives.
Together, ProxyAV and ProxySG provide:
  • Support for leading malware engines and frequent security updates
  • Superior performance and the lowest hardware footprint requirements
  • Protection from viruses, Trojans, worms, malware and other forms of malicious content
  • Security for users who are not running anti-virus software

 

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XenDesktop

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Citrix XenDesktop is a desktop virtualization solution that transforms Windows desktops and applications into an on-demand service available to any user, anywhere, on any device. With XenDesktop, you can securely deliver individual Windows, web and SaaS applications, or full virtual desktops, to PCs, Macs, tablets, smartphones, laptops and thin clients—all with a high-definition user experience.

What is desktop virtualization?

Desktop virtualization is a set of mainstream technologies that optimize the delivery of desktops, applications and data to users. The operating system, apps and data are decoupled from the underlying PC hardware and moved to the datacenter, where they can be centrally managed and secured. Instead of juggling thousands of static desktop images, IT can manage and update the OS and apps once, from one location, then deliver desktops and apps that are customized to meet the performance, security and mobility requirements of each individual user.

The best choice for desktop virtualization

XenDesktop is a comprehensive desktop virtualization solution that includes all the capabilities required to deliver desktops, apps and data securely to every user in an enterprise. Trusted by the world’s largest organizations, XenDesktop has won numerous awards for its leading-edge technology and strategic approach to desktop virtualization.

XenDesktop helps businesses:

  • Enable virtual workstyles to increase workforce productivity from anywhere
  • Leverage the latest mobile devices to drive innovation throughout the business
  • Rapidly adapt to change with fast, flexible desktop and app delivery for offshoring, M&A,
    branch expansion and other initiatives
  • Transform desktop computing with centralized delivery, management and security

A complete line of XenDesktop editions lets you choose the ideal solution for your business needs and IT strategy. XenDesktop VDI edition, a scalable solution for delivering virtual desktops in a VDI scenario, includes Citrix HDX technology, provisioning services, and profile management. XenDesktop Enterprise edition is an enterprise-class desktop virtualization solution with FlexCast delivery technology that delivers the right type of virtual desktop with on-demand applications to any user, anywhere. The comprehensive Platinum edition includes advanced management, monitoring and security capabilities.

Designed to meet your business and user needs

Any device, anytime, anywhere

Open, Scalable, Proven

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Users can access their virtual desktop and subscribe to corporate applications on-demand from any PC, Mac, thin client, tablet or smartphone. This enables virtual workstyles, device flexibility, business continuity, and user mobility. XenDesktop provides a powerful desktop computing infrastructure and an open architecture that’s easy to manage and support and works with existing hypervisor, storage, Microsoft, and system management infrastructures, with complete integration and automation via a comprehensive SDK.

HDX User Experience

Single-Instance Management

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Citrix HDX technology gives users an experience that rivals a local PC, even with Flash multimedia, video collaboration, USB peripherals, and 3D graphics. Rather than juggling thousands of static machine images, IT can maintain one master copy of desktop images while preserving the personalization that users need. This dramatically reduces maintenance efforts and cuts datacenter storage costs up to 90 percent.

Beyond VDI with FlexCast Technology

Data Security and Access Control

VDI with FlexCast Technology with XenDesktop provided by acenseo XenDesktop provides Data Security and Access Control
IT can deliver every type of virtual desktop—from simple and standardized, to high-performance and personalized—using a single solution specifically tailored to meet the performance, security, and flexibility requirements of each user. An integrated hardened SSL VPN with advanced, policy-based access control lets you give users encrypted access to desktops, applications, and valuable intellectual property from anywhere while eliminating the risk of data

Any Windows, Web or SaaS Application

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With XenDesktop, you can provide your workforce with any type of application they need, including Windows, web and SaaS apps. Citrix Receiver seamlessly integrates them all into a single interface, so users only need to log on once to have secure access to all their applications.

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Access Gateway

Acenseo is a leading reseller of citrix access gateway
Citrix Access Gateway is a secure application access solution that provides administrators granular application-level control while empowering users with remote access from anywhere.
It gives IT administrators a single point to manage access control and limit actions within sessions based on both user identity and the endpoint device, providing better application security, data protection, and compliance management.

Secure access to sensitive business data

Citrix Access Gateway offers industry-leading performance and scalability with appliance solutions that scale to more than 10,000 concurrent users per device. When deployed in conjunction with Citrix Branch Repeater, Access Gateway provides accelerated access to secure virtual desktops and applications for users. Access Gateway is available as both physical and virtual appliances, giving administrators greater flexibility and more deployment options to meet their secure application access requirements.

THE BEST SSL VPN FOR YOUR XENAPP OR XENDESKTOP SOLUTION

Access Gateway provides the best secure application access for Citrix XenApp and Citrix XenDesktop virtual desktops and applications. Using Access Gateway with XenApp and XenDesktop:
  • Reduces costs by up to 45 percent with easier configuration and maintenance
  • Increases scalability by more than 10 times with support for up to 10,000 concurrent users
  • Minimizes client maintenance through web-deployed, auto-updating clients and even clientless access options
  • Strengthens security through a hardened appliance that is easier to maintain, upgrade, and lock down
  • Ensures granular access control with integrated HDX SmartAccess capabilities
  • Improves availability with support for clustering and high availability (HA) pairs in the Enterprise Edition
  • Consolidates points of access by combining your traditional IPSec VPN and Secure gateway into a single appliance
Bottom line – Using Access Gateway with XenApp delivers the benefits of a hardened, appliance-based, universal SSL VPN to increase security, extend user access and reduce costs when compared with utilizing Secure gateway.

FLEXIBLE DEPLOYMENT OPTIONS TO MEET YOUR NEEDS

Citrix Access Gateway appliances include secure access to Citrix XenDesktop and Citrix XenApp deployments at no additional cost,
making it the most integrated and cost-effective solution for these environments. Expanded capabilities are also available with
Universal Licenses that enable Access Gateway to secure all types of applications and data, and enforce strong data security through
adaptive policies.

Available Access Gateway hardware options are shown below.

On-demand apps by XenApp, desktop virtualization, application virtualization and session virtualization in XenDesktop.

Access Gateway MPX 5500

MPX 5500 is the premier Access Gateway platform providing support for up to 5,000 users. It is the ideal choice for deploying secure access across the entire enterprise and creating disaster recovery solutions. Customers requiring a solution supporting 10,000 or more users per appliance can choose a NetScaler MPX 7500 or higher.
On-demand apps by XenApp, desktop virtualization, application virtualization and session virtualization in XenDesktop.

Access Gateway 2010

Access Gateway 2010 is an easy to deploy, simple to manage, and cost-effective secure access solution. Access Gateway 2010 supports up to 500 users per appliance.
On-demand apps by XenApp, desktop virtualization, application virtualization and session virtualization in XenDesktop.

Access Gateway VPX

Providing secure access for applications and desktops just got easier with the introduction of Citrix Access Gateway VPX, a virtual appliance that provides all the functionality of a physical appliance on any industry standard server.

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THE IT SECURITY FORUM 8TH NOVEMBER 2011, MERCHANT TAYLORS’ HALL, LONDON

This forum is a valuable opportunity to discuss about your IT Security requirements, the latest in information & communications technology (ICT), compare notes with colleagues and speak to a wide range of technology we offer and find out how to avoid the potential pitfalls of technological and cultural change. Discuss about how local organisations are cutting costs and safeguarding public services through inventive Acenseo lead programs.

  • Hear how THE IT SECURITY FORUM is pioneering shared ICT infrastructure and what the benefits are for your organisation, now and in the future.
  • Discuss profiles including spending intentions and future projects. Engage yourselves in business meetings with IT Security Experts of Acenseo for a scheduled 1 to 1 and understand more about what we are already doing across the UK public & private sector as a whole, and more specifically, what we can do for your organisation.

If you would like to meet Acenseo at the event, or a more convenient time and location prior to, or after the event, please submit your basic details now.
Alternatively, submit your details with further information regarding a specific, current or imminent project/s, issue and or concern which you’d like to discuss with us, for the chance to win an “annual IT health check” (includes an external penetration test and onsite vulnerability assessment, summary report and either a telephone or face to face onsite follow up session, to review the report/our findings…..worth in excess of £4,500!!
Acenseo partners with over 300 UK public sector organisations, and has delivered cost effective shared services to over 100 in 2011 alone.
Our health check, as part of an overall security review has enabled these organisations to satisfy CoCo compliance and bridge the overall security gap. Read datasheet
As part of a successful and ongoing shared services and cost reduction strategy, Acenseo has created essential “green” IT technologies and services solutions required for the evolving IT landscape. These include tailored cloud and remote managed solutions, virtual and less power intensive and space hungry green technologies, and overall technology and services solutions required for compliance purposes. Our strategy has successfully brought local and regional Public Sector organisations together, forming strategic group purchasing arrangements which has maintained or improved IT services while significantly reducing their individual costs.
Request a call back to find out how you can participate, and benefit from these established programs today.

Come and talk to the Acenseo Consultants and find out about the products and services that are transforming IT infrastructure, and enabling businesses to evolve and make improvements, while reducing costs.

Acenseo @ IP Expo 2011

Acenseo successfully participated in one of the biggest IT Events around the globe “IP Expo”  2011. This year it was mainly concentrated around Cloud computing and Virtualisation.
At the event, we were demonstrating and discussing the virtual and cloud based products within our portfolio, which grabbed a tremendous amount of attention from the delegates. The products covered included:

  • Vasco 2-factor Authentication / Ascend ID Cloud solutions
  • Barracuda On the Cloud Backup Service
  • Barracuda Virtual Web Filter
  • Barracuda Virtual Spam and Virus Firewall
  • Barracuda Virtual SSL VPN
  • Barracuda Virtual Web App Firewall
  • Barracuda Virtual NG Firewall
  • Vulnerability Testing

The Acenseo Team was inundated  for the entire event, showing live product and service demos, discussing client network infrastructure and associated challenges, booking 1 to 1 meetings and formal proof of concept sessions after the event, including preparing quotations and proposals.
The team included Lee Harrison, Founder and Managing Director of Acenseo Ltd leading the sales team with Steve, Erika, Mark, Ben, Matt, Rav, Bobby, and technical consultants Guarav and Preet. The team also had Barracuda EMEA Technical Manager David Lomax with Presales consultant James Dowell, who also conducted a Cloud computing themed seminar and Kerrie Featherstone from UK Sales and Marketing.

With the increasing demand of storage solutions, Barracuda On the Cloud Backup Service took the limelight, with many delegates surprised by the technology options, unique features and low costs, when comparing to other competitors within the exhibition.

We were exhibiting along with other players like Microsoft, Google, Hitachi. We also sponsored and conducted the seminar on “Cloud Computing – Beyond the Blue Horizon” at the Security & Governance theatre. The speaker on this occasion was James Dowell, Enterprise Sales Engineer with Barracuda Networks, responsible for pre-sales engineering. To know more about the speaker’s profile click here.