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Getting Started with XenDesktop® 7.x by Craig Thomas Ellrod

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Application Delivery Controllers

Any discussion about application delivery would not be complete unless we talk about the Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs). Citrix has a product called NetScaler, and its main functionality is application delivery. I know that we've been talking about application delivery from XenDesktop; however, there is actually an entire market just for ADCs outside of XenApp and XenDesktop. The term ADC is sort of a misnomer; that is, it doesn't actually deliver applications but rather sits in between XenDesktop and the user to optimize and secure the application delivery.

ADCs grew up as separate physical networking devices originally used for load balancing, HA, optimization, and security. ADCs are typically deployed ...

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