Terminal Services / Citrix
Posted on May 6, 2015
Terminal Services / Citirx
* Prolong the life of end user computers by placing the processing load on a centralized application server
* Reduce network support administration time with all applications residing in a single location rather than on scores of end user computers. This technology can also be utilized on a wide area network as well thereby reducing the need for the end-user support of multiple sites.
* Increased productivity by utilizing the remote access aspect of this technology. Traveling and home-based users experience the same performance and access the same data and applications as local and wide area network users.
The Technology Explained
Applications such as Microsoft Office, accounting software-workstation version and productivity applications are installed on an application server.
All of the processing of the applications take place on this server. The server sends low band width screen updates of the processing that takes place during the user “session” to the end-user’s workstation.
Secure Remote User
This type of user can establish a SECURE tunnel using virtual private networking (VPN) to the Application server and establish a “session” remotely.
The processing of the applications take place on the Application server thereby lowering the bandwidth requirements of a remote connection. This type of user, like the LAN/WAN user, has a customizable “session” and can print remotely, cut and paste between local computer and session windows and run these applications as fast as if they are running on the local computer–ALL through a LOCAL Internet connection.
LAN and WAN Workstations
Desktop computers and notebooks attached to the local LAN or WAN can connect to the Application server via the network cabling. All productivity applications are removed from the local hard drives and installed on the Application server.
The application processing takes place on the Application server thereby lowering the hardware requirements for the workstation. The workstation establishes a “session” on the Application Server. This session can be minimized to allow the user to work on apps that MAY still be installed locally.