Originally Posted by Technician
Lol a very long and drawn out way of repeating what was already said.
The op said he needed to know about citrix servers, not a company background, and no one said they wanted citrix, but citrix server.
A little more reading would have required a lot less writing from you.
except the only two answers were I don't know, and it's used to update databases in real time where I used work.
I don't know is honest, but not helpful. Frankly your answer was factually wrong. Citrix is not a way to make sure databases are kept up to date when you are working remotely.
if you'd actually read my answer and understood (you clearly didn't) then you probably wouldn't still be referring to Citrix as though it's just a single product.
There is no such thing as "Citrix server"
so, read try to understand, and you may learn something.
Citrix is a company with 4 key offerings.
There is Citrix Xenapp
Citrix Xen Desktop
Citrix Xen Server
and Citrix Netscaler.
Frankly Citrix Xenserver is just as much "Citrix server" as Xendesktop, (it's a cut down version of linux)
so will his (windows) software work on Xenserver - (almost certainly) no.
Will it work on Xen desktop (where the virtualization is entirely transparent to the software) - (almost certainly) yes.
Lets make this simple (I hope you understand.)
if I say, I'm thinking of installing "Microsoft server" and I'm wondering how it will handle my documents? what do you think I'm talking about?
(whilst I could just leave my answer there and just say no you;re wrong later) the server I was thinking of was "Microsoft Sharepoint Server", but it could easily have been a regular windows server (sharing files with file sharing) or a regular windows server but I wanted to use DFS or, an exchange server wanting to know about email attachment size. or I could be talking about a SQL server and wondering about storing files as BLOBs... or plenty of other "microsoft server" offerings.
This is no different, since "Citrix server" could refer to multiple offerings,
the OP needs to clarify what his client means when they say Citrix server.
Aside from that actually just repeating most of what I'm said in a *more* verbose format.... it is not as complete as they missed out other core products and features.
The company has introduced 200 products in the last 25 years, and each product has been renamed more than once. The company introduced XenApp for application virtualization and XenDesktop for desktop virtualization. Later, Citrix combined both products into one and released XenDesktop 7.0. However, the company had to back out from this decision as it created confusion among users. Citrix then separately released both products as XenApp 7.6 and XenDesktop 7.6.
Wait, I thought you wanted less company history not more!
So like I said, Citrix is a company, the software supplied by the company has other names...
Parallels Remote Application Server solves all these challenges by delivering a comprehensive solution to all of your virtualization needs. This holistic package delivers the same features as XenApp and XenDesktop in a single and affordable edition.
Ahhh, now it becomes clear why their descriptions are incomplete... you linked to their competitors marketing. (probably in part because you don't understand what the product is, and know nothing about it, past just using the client part of one setup.)
You'd have done better reading right to the bottom and using one of their references as a link.
I suppose the story at the bottom of my post wasn't necessary, - you know except it illustrated how a software developer in the exact same position that the OP (software developer) is in, gave assurances that they could not back up, trying to do something good, they increased their own support cost.
one more thing you failed to understand (past anything about the subject of the thread was...)
Software development is this guys job. he's going to make company decisions that will affect what he does, (and possibly his company, job, and other peoples jobs...) based on your advice.
So you half complete and factually wrong statements made before mine, honestly do not