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What is XenApp Premium?

The Premium version of XenApp includes features that help partners deliver high-margin services. 

XenApp already provides partners with the ability to extend traditional RDS services to more device types on any network, offering unparalleled performance and user experience for their customers.

XenApp Premium is a collection of features that help drive scale, efficiency, and provide operational tools to help service providers differentiate. 

The premium features include the following;

  • Comtrade Citrix Management Packs for SCCM
  • Lifecycle Management via (Citrix online) including rolling product and feature updates - you’ll never need to upgrade your Citrix products again!
  • AppDNA
  • Linux Hosted Desktops
  • SmartAccess and SSL VPN on NetScaler
  • Citrix Provisioning Services
  • Optimized Skype for Business
  • Self Service Password Reset
  • Session Recording
  • Enhanced Director Monitoring via NetScaler HDX Insight
  • SD WAN Client Plugin (requires NetScaler SD WAN to be used)
  • XenServer Enterprise 

Some examples of the features above;

In 2013, Citrix acquired the ComTrade Management pack for SCOM.  Partners reporting XenApp Premium can use the management packs to help monitor their services including XenApp, XenDesktop and NetScaler!

Lifecycle Management manages continuous upgrades for Citrix services. This means, Partners no longer need to upgrade their platforms.  Lifecycle Management supports on premise, public cloud and hybrid hosted platforms!

Offering AppDNA as a service will provide partners with a strong go-to-market message about their capability to deliver projects efficiently and on-time, by using the best tools to ensure scope does not creep and service capability is not compromised going forward.

Citrix Provisioning Services (PVS) is the crème de la crème of desktop provisioning. PVS includes IOPS optimization that delivers an unparalleled user experience

Offering Optimised Skype for Business allows partners to enable Skype for customers that would otherwise not be able to use it across their business.

Session Recording provides customers with the ability to achieve compliance by recording all usage of users at any given time, including full video recording of all activity.

Comprehensive end-to-end insight into the user experience is provided by NetScaler HDX Insight – no other product on the market provides partners with this information that helps pinpoint faults and optimize performance.