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Last month during Citrix Synergy Citrix announced updated Citrix receivers for a lot of devices. Most important is that all devices running Windows, Linux and Mac OSX Lion will get full HDX support in the near future.
In an earlier article I wrote that I personally don’t get why Citrix created a new Provisioning feature called Machine Creation Services. With the release of XenServer 5.6 SP2 and XenDesktop 5 SP1 things changed!…… a bit.
When Citrix launched XenDesktop 5 I was mostly wowed by all the new features and great consoles. Citrix did a great job in creating a true VDI platform instead of a XenApp spin off which wasn’t good enough for large VDI environments.
Among with XenDesktop 5 Citrix released a new feature called “Machine Creation Services” (MCS). MCS is a sort of lightweight alternative for Provisioning Services (PVS). To be completely honest I totally ignored the feature at first because of the negative IOPS and scalability impact but the last couple of weeks customers are asking about it.