Virtual Desktop Definitions

This glossary explains the meaning of key words and phrases that information technology (IT) and business professionals use when discussing virtual desktop and related software products. You can find additional definitions by visiting WhatIs.com or using the search box below.

  • C

    Citrix Secure Browser

    Citrix Secure Browser is virtualization software that allows web applications to run in incompatible browsers.

  • Citrix StoreFront

    Citrix StoreFront is an enterprise application store that acts as a central location for users to access XenDesktop and XenApp virtual desktops and applications from their mobile devices, laptops, Windows PCs or Macs.

  • Citrix User Profile Management

    Citrix User Profile Management is a tool in the company's XenDesktop and XenApp desktop virtualization platform that allows IT administrators to deliver employees' personal data and settings to physical and virtual endpoints.

  • Citrix VDI-in-a-Box

    Citrix VDI-in-a-Box is all-in-one desktop virtualization software built for small and medium-sized businesses.

  • Citrix Workspace Suite

    Citrix Workspace Suite combines Citrix products including XenApp, XenDesktop, XenMobile, ShareFile Enterprise and NetScaler Gateway into a single platform IT administrators can use to deliver desktops, data, applications and services to users.

  • Citrix X1 Mouse

    The Citrix X1 Mouse is a small Bluetooth device that allows users to navigate Windows virtual desktops and applications on mobile devices.

  • Citrix XenApp

    Citrix XenApp is an application virtualization product that extends Microsoft Remote Desktop Session Host desktop sessions and apps to users via the Citrix HDX protocol. It can run on Citrix XenServer or other server virtualization platforms.

  • Citrix XenClient

    Citrix XenClient is a Type 1 (or bare metal) client hypervisor from software provider Citrix Systems.

  • Citrix XenDesktop

    Citrix XenDesktop is a desktop virtualization product from software vendor Citrix Systems.

  • client hypervisor

    A client hypervisor is a hypervisor that resides on a laptop, PC or other client device.

  • client-based virtual machine

    A client-based virtual machine is an instance of an operating system that is managed centrally on a server and executed locally on a client device.

  • Clonezilla

    Clonezilla is a free open source disk cloning application based on Debian. Like other disk cloning applications, Clonezilla copies the contents of a hard drive for transfer to another storage medium, such as another computer's hard drive or a removable medium, such as a DVD or a USB drive. Clonezilla is compatible with Windows, Macintosh and Linux operating systems.

  • continuous media

    Continuous media is data where there is a timing relationship between source and destination.

  • ControlUp

    ControlUp is a monitoring software company that sells tools IT professionals can use to manage, monitor and analyze virtual desktop and application performance.

  • D

    Desktop as a Service (DaaS)

    Desktop as a service (DaaS) is a cloud computing offering in which a third party hosts the back end of a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) deployment.

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