* Posts by MSabaro

3 posts • joined 14 May 2018

Citrix snuffs Xen and NetScaler brands


Correct. Deploying a terminal services (Remote Desktop Services) where users use a Server OS as a desktop in a multi-user scenario really pushes the typical server admin beyond their comfort zone. It requires a special understanding or the registry, file system and group policies. Then it got more complicated, we had to deal with profiles, then we virtualized it, then we introduced PVS into the picture, then came app layering and so on. Dont forget your web interface or Storefront, then NetScaler. Toss in Security for HIPPA, PPI, etc. Then you have to concern your self with Hardware and storage optimization. But wait, there's more, there's the whole VDI desktop option. Did I forget to mention that its ALWAYS your fault when something does not work right in a virtual desktop, due to LDAP, DNS, Exchange, File Services or the morons in the networking department who are of the mindset that their shiat don't stink.


Re: Blame the software not the user...

Right You are. Whether deploying Citrix or the VMware's alternatives, it is still several skill levels above that of the mere server line admins. Properly done AND supported, it requires a strong understanding of all the other elements within the environment as well as an understanding of how various applications work well beyond what anyone else in their IT department has to concerns themselves with.


Stupid Marketing Morons

I could careless what they name the products this go around. What I care about is the fact that they changed the name yet AGAIN. This makes it difficult to discuss technical content with others, ie WANScaler --> CloudBridge --> SD-WAN, etc as well as search for topics on the web when troubleshooting a problem.

Clearly the folks at Citrix are insecure about their product branding and feel the need to re-image themselves every couple of years. I can understand the XenMobile rebrand, somewhat, as the space is still evolving, but not everything.

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