A growing number of companies are virtualising desktop environments to reduce cost and boost flexibility. The dizzying array of available solutions can make the first step quite difficult - what virtualisation technology is right for my organization? Citrix alone offers XenDesktop, XenApp and VDI in a box. The right choice really depends on what your business needs are. While Citrix desktop virtualisation often seems like a simple project, user experience problems, delayed deployments, and cost overruns can quickly turn this project into a nightmare.
Many companies are struggling to make sense of their options and understand what desktop virtualisation technology is the best choice for their unique needs and requirements. Join the webinar "Desktop Virtualisation Choices: Citrix XenDesktop, XenApp or VDI in a Box - How to Decide" and learn how to decide what virtualisation technology best fits your needs.
In this webinar recording, I had the opportunity to team up with the guys from egInnovations and talked through how to determine what technology is right for you based on:
- Your goals for desktop virtualisation
- Number of users, applications, and profiles
- Existing infrastructure issues
- Cost of ownership vs. cost savings
- Performance and scalability considerations
In this presentation (which is now available on slideshare) I referred to a number of external articles, you can follow those up here:
Citrix's XenDesktop with Flexcast tool - tool that helps give an insight into which Citrix desktop virtualisation technology you can use in a particular scenario
Citrix's XenApp/XenDesktop Best Practices: excellent living resource that gives you insight into best practices into a Citrix environment's architecture & design best practices
12 Steps to Better Desktop Virtualisation - a beutifully written masterpiece - all the better for the excellent critique and feedback it has received so far.
PQR whitepaper – VDI Smackdown : a tour de force of Dutch thoroughness and insight into technologies available today to help deliver a desktop virtualisation solution - thoroughly recommended read as part of any project initiation, and as a document to keep tabs on as your desktop virtualisation requirements evolve.