Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp are both based, or build on the Flex Management Architecture (FMA). But what is the FMA really? How is it build, which components and services are involved and how do they all interact making it a more highly available and robust platform, or architecture then the Independent Management Architecture (IMA) ever was? During this session I will try and answer all of these questions while also briefly touching on the 'evolution' the FMA had gone though coming from XenDesktop version 5.x to where it is today with XenDesktop version 7.8 right around the corner.
With paper mail volume decreasing every year, the Netherland's national postal service, PostNL, had to get creative and push for innovating the way they do business. Making adjustments to use more part-time employees cut payroll costs, but those savings were minimized by the rising costs of providing IT services to more employees. Enter Sogeti, a longtime partner of PostNL. Sogeti worked with PostNL to develop and implement a cloud-based plan for migrating existing applications to the cloud and developing new one for enhanced cloud-based services. The result was a significant reduction in costs for IT and services.