FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS), announced significant new enhancements to Citrix?? XenApp??? 5 that add the ability to deliver on-demand applications from virtual machines (VMs) running desktop operating systems such as Windows 7, Vista and Windows XP. The new VM-based model complements delivery methods already included in XenApp, including the ability to host shared applications centrally via Windows Terminal Services or stream them to a PC or laptop to run locally. With the addition of VM hosted applications, XenApp 5 now offers 100 percent application compatibility with minimal testing and validation requirements - making XenApp the fastest, simplest and most cost-effective way to deliver Windows applications to any user in any location. In addition to VM hosted applications, XenApp 5 also features new capabilities for power and capacity management as well as Citrix?? HDX??? Technology enhancements, such as HDX??? MediaStream for Flash, that deliver a high-definition experience for even the most intensive multimedia applications.
"With over 230,000 customers using XenApp daily to deliver applications across their enterprises, our core Terminal Services-based approach has proven time and time again to be the most cost-effective way to deliver applications. With the diversity of users in most companies - from mobile or office-based to task workers, it's critical that we provide customers innovative and flexible options for on-demand application delivery," said Mick Hollison, vice president, product marketing, XenApp product group at Citrix Systems. "While no one technology can serve this diverse set of users, there is one company that can. The combination of shared, streamed and VM-based delivery, working together with Citrix Receiver and Dazzle, give our customers the ability to dynamically deliver on-demand applications to any user in any location."
Delivering Advanced Enterprise-class Power and Capacity Management
XenApp 5 now also provides policy-based power management capabilities to optimize server farm performance and reduce power consumption without disrupting user access to applications. By consolidating user sessions on fewer servers, capacity is managed to lessen uneven or low server utilization and prevent session sprawl. In addition, new enhancements to load testing capabilities enable customers to create intelligent testing scenarios to analyze server performance, determine the best ratio of physical and virtual servers for any environment and eliminate the need to over-provision server capacity.
Enhanced HDX Technology for a High-Definition Experience