Citrix Gateway Service on Google Cloud Platform
With Citrix Gateway Service support on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP), customers running their workloads on Google Cloud can take advantage of Google Cloud’s high-performing global network using the Citrix Gateway optimal routing feature. The optimal gateway routing feature directs clients to the closest GCP Citrix Gateway Service POP. Also, the Citrix Gateway Service on Google Cloud provides secure connectivity between Citrix Workspace clients and virtualization resources to deliver sessions with the lowest latency and the best user experience possible.
Currently, Citrix Gateway Service for GCP is available in the following regions.
- United States
- Los Angeles
- South Carolina
- Citrix Cloud account. For details see, Sign up for Citrix Cloud.
- Citrix Gateway Service account - Customers who are entitled for Citrix DaaS get the Citrix Gateway Service enabled, by default. Customers do not have to request a separate Citrix Gateway Service trial. For details, see Sign up for the service.
Citrix Gateway Service features supported
The following are some of the features supported by the Citrix Gateway Service for GCP.
TCP HDX Proxy - Currently, only TCP HDX Proxy is supported. Virtual Apps and Desktops launch is supported only via the TCP protocol.
Rendezvous V1 - When using the Citrix Gateway Service, the Rendezvous protocol version V1 allows VDAs to bypass the Citrix Cloud Connectors to connect directly to gateway POP for data-path traffic. For details, see Rendezvous V1.
Rendezvous V2 - The Rendezvous protocol version V2 supports bypassing the Citrix Cloud Connectors for both control traffic and HDX session traffic. For details, see Rendezvous V2.
EDT support is not yet enabled for GCP.
How to enable Citrix Gateway Service
Customers who are entitled for Citrix DaaS get the Citrix Gateway Service enabled, by default. Customers do not have to request a separate Citrix Gateway Service trial. For details, see Sign up for the service.
Currently, GCP in available only in the United States and Europe regions. GCP customers from other regions might observe high latency issues.
Citrix Cloud Connector connectivity requirements – For details, see Cloud Connector common service connectivity requirements.
Scale and size considerations for Cloud Connectors. For details, see Scale and size considerations for Cloud Connectors.