Citrix Gateway service
Citrix Gateway service provides secure remote access solution with a diverse Identity and Access Management (IdAM) capabilities, delivering a unified experience into SaaS apps, heterogeneous Virtual apps and Desktops, and so forth.
Moving on-premise resources to cloud has the following benefits.
- Better and predictable financial planning
- Elasticity with pay-as-you-grow model
- Less operational overhead
- High availability of service
- Less time to add features and release to world
Citrix Cloud Services hosts a suite of services provided by Virtual Apps and Desktop service, Citrix Gateway service, ShareFile, and so forth, all delivered in a single pane using Workspace experience.
Salient features of Citrix Gateway service
Some of the notable features of Citrix Gateway service are as follows.
Multi-Layered resiliency approach by Citrix Gateway service provides resiliency at every level. Within a particular Citrix Gateway service Point of Presence (POP), the micro services and tenants that form the service are deployed in a highly available form. The components are deployed in N+1 model, where all the components are load balanced as well can do a quick failover with standby, in case of some failure. In rare cases, when all the services of a particular component within a POP is down, Citrix Gateway service marks itself as down. This enables the DNS server to redirect users to the next nearest POP, providing a POP level high availability.
Multi POP deployment of NGS
Multiple instances of Citrix Gateway service are deployed in multiple geographic locations across the globe to handle its entire customer base. All the instances are constantly in sync with each other to provide one reliable service. From anywhere in the world, the user is never too far away from a Citrix Gateway service POP.
Optimal Gateway Routing
Citrix Gateway service is deployed globally and there is a need for a mechanism to choose the nearest POP. Optimal Gateway routing or proximity routing a DNS based service is used to return end users with closest POP location when they query for Citrix Gateway IP address. This DNS service uses source IP address of the query as one of the metadata to return the closest NGS POP IP address.
Solutions offered by Citrix Gateway service
Current offerings of Citrix Gateway service are as follows.
- HDX connectivity for XenApp users – a globally available service providing secure connectivity from users in any location to virtual apps and desktops.
- Secure access to SaaS applications – a unified user experience bringing configured SaaS applications to end-users.