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

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Content Delivery Networks

A Content Delivery Network (CDN) is a large distributed system of servers deployed in multiple data centers across the globe. A CDN is the ultimate tool for acceleration as it enjoys the greatest speeds when it comes to accelerating data. You can think of a CDN as a service that you pay for, and the vendor provides and manages the acceleration appliances. You don't have to do anything except pay for the service, so no talent and skillsets are needed on your team. In addition, CDNs have hundreds, if not thousands, of appliances (similar to WOCs) in datacenters all over the world, so the service is already as close to the end user as it needs to be. CDNs implement all of the same features of an ADC and WOC and they do it ...

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