Over the last couple of months, I’ve been working on an exciting project to build an Enterprise class multi-tenant Sharefile & XenMobile MDM solution.  Working with these new Citrix products pretty much completes my Citrix Portfolio.  Our client already had a XenMobile and Sharefile platform in AWS so this would also be a migration project.

Planning such a project with two new products does require more than a couple of months, and preparation is everything. I’ve had some challenges along the way and understanding how a product works end to end is key and with Sharefile and XenMobile, Netscalers place an important role.

For Sharefile the initial site was based in Chicago which is closest to the client, but I’m already building out in New York and in London. There are still a few unanswered questions regarding highly available Storage repositories and DR scenarios but over the next couple of weeks, I hope to nail them.

For XenMobile there is a demand from traditional MDM solutions and this works better for BYOD users who are often afraid the BIG corp is watching. XenMobile deployed in mobile application mode (MAM) users can feel confident that only the data in the contained applications are managed. In this project, I’ve deployed the XenMobile Enterprise as we wish to offer both fully managed devices and BYOD to our service platform.

Over the next couple of weeks and months, I hope to share more of my daily tasks and procedures for managing these products.