Independent Management Architecture (IMA)

The Citrix FlexCast Management Architecture (FMA) replaced the Independent Management Architecture (IMA) technology used in XenApp 6.5 and earlier versions.

infrastructure as a service (IaaS)

Multi-tenant infrastructure shared among multiple customers. It’s configured for resource pooling, automation, and orchestration. May also include self-service, catalogs, metering, and chargeback. Also known as public cloud infrastructure.

input/output (I/O)

Transmission of data to (input) or from (output) a processing system. Often used to refer to basic computation, CPU processes, or activities tasked with managing processing software.


A feature that caches temporary and non-persistent files for desktop workloads on the local disk of a host server. It can be used to reduce centralized storage space.

intelligent workspace

A digital workspace with capabilities for an intelligent and flexible way to work. These capabilities include automation, machine learning, personalized workflows, insights, microapps, and integrations. The Citrix product that includes workspace intelligence is Citrix Workspace. There is no product named “intelligent workspace.”

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