Citrix Cloud Overview
- About Citrix Cloud
- Service Level Goals
- Third Party Notifications
- Architectural Overview
- Citrix Cloud Service Trials
- Sign up for Citrix Cloud
- How to Get Help and Support
- System Requirements
- Secure Deployment Guide for the Citrix Cloud Platform
Citrix Cloud Management
- Identity and access management
- Monitor license usage for cloud services
- Assign users and groups to service offerings using Library
- Features for Citrix Partners
- Citrix Cloud Resource Locations
- Workspace configuration
Citrix Cloud Services
- XenApp and XenDesktop Service
- XenApp Essentials
- XenDesktop Essentials
- Smart Tools
- Secure Browser
- App Layering
- XenMobile Service
- XenMobile MDX Service
- NetScaler Gateway Service
- NetScaler Management and Analytics Service
- NetScaler Web App Security Service
- Workspace Environment Management
- License Usage Insights Service
- Citrix Cloud Labs
- Advanced Concepts
Resource locations contain the resources required to deliver services to your subscribers. You manage these resources from the Citrix Cloud console.
Resource locations contain different resources depending on which Citrix Cloud services you are using and the services that you want to provide to your subscribers.
Typical resources include:
- Active Directory domains
- Citrix NetScaler appliances
- Hypervisors like Citrix XenServer
- Virtual Desktop Agents (VDAs)
- StoreFront servers
- Machines hosting the Citrix Smart Tools Agent
Resource locations also contain Citrix Cloud Connectors which are required for enabling communication between your resources and Citrix Cloud. For more information about using Cloud Connectors in your resource location, see Citrix Cloud Connector.
Your resource location is wherever your resources reside, whether that’s a public or private cloud, a branch office, or a data center. If you already have resources in your own cloud or data center, your resources remain where they are. There’s no need to move them elsewhere to use them with Citrix Cloud.
Your choice of location might be impacted by the following factors:
- Proximity to subscribers
- Proximity to data
- Scale requirements
- Security attributes
There is no restriction on the number of resource locations you can have. The overhead of a resource location is small.
A primary resource location is a resource location that you designate as “most preferred” for communications between your domain and Citrix Cloud. The resource location you select as “primary” should have Cloud Connectors that have the best performance and connectivity to your domain. This enables your users to log on quickly to Citrix Cloud.
For more information, see Select a primary resource location.
- Build your first resource location in your data center for the head office based on subscribers and applications that need to be close to the data.
- Add a second resource location for your global users in a public cloud. Alternatively, build separate resource locations in branch offices to provide the applications best served close to the branch workers.
- Add another resource location on a separate network that provides restricted applications. This provides restricted visibility to other resources and subscribers without the need to adjust the other resource locations.