See You at Citrix Synergy: SYN416 XenServer for VMware admins

Are you a VMWare admin? Used to architecting your Citrix XenDesktop/XenApp deployments within a VMWare environment. Ever thought about XenServer? Bet you’re thinking about XenServer now I’ve mentioned it… Ever wondered what would stop you from deploying on XenServer?  Bet you’re thinking about it now…

Citrix Synergy is in Orlando, Florida, USA May 23-25 2017. Citrix Synergy is the global event where the Citrix community of customers, prospective customers, partners and industry influencers come together for strategic insights and professional networking. I am honoured to be on Featured Speakers list, and for all of those who are asking - yes Jim Moyle will indeed be sitting beside me, warming his toes by the fire and mumbling about how he has to bring his own tea. 

What is SYN416 / XenServer for VMware admins All About?

Citrix XenServer is the underlying infrastructure powering multiple Citrix core offerings. While many Citrix admins use XenServer to host Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp services, many VMware admins have yet to make a move. In this Fireside Chat, we’ll start conversations about similarities, differences and drivers for staying or moving. We’ve a range of topics to talk about that includes topics on key differences between VMware vShpere and Citrix Xenserver that include Versions and Licensing, Core Architecture, Managment, Load Balancing, High Availability, DR, Migration and Performance. And in what we hope will be a fun and exciting change - you the audience get to choose which order we get to do the topics in to help you make a informed choice of which platform to build on going into 2017 and beyond.   


Talk about Taxation?

We’ll consider the license options and cost implications of implementing XenServer as opposed to VMware. Open to a conversation on if it is truly a Tax, or merely moving money from one offshore account to another?


Architecture Differences

We’ll consider XenServer’s core architecture – and its differences and nuances in comparison to VMware.

We’re ready to look at respective tools, at XenServer’s unique offerings, High Availability, Disaster Recovery and consider requirements and performance between the two environments. As I say, the agenda can practically be your own – such is this new fireside side chat format.

Where would you like to go on that particular Thursday?



Don't Just See It - Be It. 

Jim and I have got our notes (almost) prepped for sure: but if you have a burning question or idea you’d like help with: by all means get in touch either via, via twitter  or in the comments here. 


Join Us, We May Have Marshmallows

So, join me and fellow Citrix Technology Professional Jim Moyle at Citrix Synergy 2017 SYN416 / XenServer for VMware Admins, for a relaxed and informal discussion to insight into how you can best deliver your XenApp/XenDesktop environment going forward in 2017 and beyond. And if you don’t come for that – come to find out what these three slides are actually going to be about (by all means submit your answers, there could well be prizes)


Date: May 25, 2017

Time: 4.00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location: Orange County Convention Center, West Concourse, West Hall C, Synergy Park, Fireside 1

We look forward to seeing you. For those who have never met us, we'll be the guys at the front.