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Optimizing Citrix® XenDesktop® for High Performance by Craig Thomas Ellrod

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Architecture

Before we can start designing the XenDesktop infrastructure, we need to understand the core components that go into building it. XenDesktop can support all types of workers, from task workers that run Microsoft Office applications, to knowledge users that host business applications, to mobile workshifting users, to high-end 3D application users. XenDesktop scales from a small business supporting five to ten users up to large enterprises supporting thousands of users.

In the XenDesktop architecture, there are several sections called layers that are used to group certain functions together. Each layer is comprised of logical groupings of resources to help you better understand the roles each type of component plays.

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