Product Documentation

Resource locations

Oct 31, 2017

Resource locations contain the resources required to deliver services to your subscribers. You manage these resources from the Citrix Cloud console.

Which resources are in a resource location?

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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

Where do I put resource locations?

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.

Example of resource location deployment

  • 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.