CloudFormation + Amazon VPC + XenApp = Secure Cost-effective Application Delivery Within Minutes
Today, I spoke at the Citrix Synergy 2011 Conference in San Francisco where they announced Citrix’s Support for XenApp – On-demand Application Delivery Solution – on Amazon Web Services Cloud. I am particularly excited about this announcement because now you can spin up a Secure XenApp Farm in the cloud within minutes that instantly delivers Windows Applications as-a-service to users anywhere on any device. It leverages the CloudFormation template that kicks off PowerShell scripts and launches the pre-configured Windows AMIs in Amazon VPC subnet.
One of their principal architects blogged about this automated setup on Citrix’s community blog. The blog also embeds a video that shows how quickly you can setup a XenApp farm in the AWS Cloud using a simple JSON file, shows the the private and public subnets in Amazon VPC, and the various security groups settings and configurations.
We are looking forward to a strategic partnership with Citrix so that will allow Citrix customers to take advantage of of the cloud and AWS customers to take advantage of the Citrix Applications. If you are a Citrix customer and would like to take advantage of the cloud, we would love to hear back from you.