Citrix Xenapp and Xendesktop

If I understand Xendesktop is similar to VMware VDI. I need to compare the Terminology VMware Equivalent in Xendesktop:

ESX server = Xenserver
View Administrator(Broker)= Delivery Controller

That's pretty much all about it.

However in Xendesktop , I believe you have StoreFront to deliver Applications(That's like Xenapp role)
Xendesktop has Director, I do not know what it is

I also want to know if you install Xendesktop that latest version, you do not need to install Xenapp , since it encompasses all functions of Xenapp + Desktop provisioning. Correct ?

I also want to know if Storefront in Xendesktop is the same as just Publishing Applications as it is used  in Xenapp ?

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Carl WebsterCitrix Technology Professional - FellowCommented:
StoreFront is the new way to access resources using a browser.
Web Interface is the old way to do the same.

Director is used to Monitor XenDesktop and user sessions.

XenDesktop serves both desktop OS (XenDesktop) resources and server OS (XenApp) resources.

In versions of XenApp prior to 7.x, you used the Access Management Console/Delivery Services Console/AppCenter(Centre) to publish resources (Applications, Server Desktops, URLs).

In XenDesktop/XenApp 7.x, when you create a Delivery Group, it asks whether users will access Desktops, Applications or Applications and Desktops. If you select Applications, the Wizard searches the machine for applications installed. You then get a list of applications found and you can select which applications to publish. If the application you need isn't listed, you browse to find it.

Web Interface is officially supported for use by XenDesktop/XenApp 7.x but StoreFront is the future.

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jskfanAuthor Commented:
So Delivery Group does not have equivalent in Xenapp older versions ?
jskfanAuthor Commented:
and Director is equivalent to AppCenter console ?
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
There is also Citrix Studio, does it have equivalent in older versions ?
Carl WebsterCitrix Technology Professional - FellowCommented:
Citrix Studio is the equivalent of AppCenter
Director is sorta kinda similar to EdgeSight
Delivery Group really has no direct comparison to older versions
Brian CTXSupportCitrix ConsultantCommented:
I second Carl's comments.

The only thing I'll add is this:  ESX is the hypervisor from VMware (server or desktop virtualization product).

XenServer is the hypervisor from Citrix, however, XenDesktop can use VMware ESX, XenServer, or Microsoft HyperV.
jskfanAuthor Commented:
Thank you Guys
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