Its been a while since I last updated my blog, but during the last 18 months I’ve deployed a global Xendesktop and Netscaler infrastructure. This has been a really interesting and exciting time where demand for Citrix is rocketing and now we have a solid platform for the future.

The project includes building 12 netscalers VPX in HA pairs, 12 StoreFront servers and 6 DDC Controllers.

The goals for this project are as follows:

– GEO Services hosted in the cloud
– Single URL for all clients all over the world
– Regional based URLs UK, EU, Asia
– Dual factor authentication with RADIUS, RSA, Google Auth
– IP Authentication for internal users
– Support for Receiver both internally and externally
– Support for ChromeBook, HTML5
– Support for Apple, Macbooks, iPADs
– Restricted access for certain client to only access the netscaler if they are coming from their office┬áNetwork.
– Support for VDIs hosted on XenServer
– Deployment of Applications for private clients
– Support for remote access to physical machines
– Deployment of Citrix Director for helpdesk support and stats
– Monitoring of the whole platform from Netscalers, Storefront, DDC and hardware.

There have been many challanges along the way and I’ll have happy to share how they were resolved.