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Deploying Citrix XenServer in your own environment is a simple process with centralized management for your data center. You can work with a Citrix partner, utilize Citrix virtualization consulting services, or receive training to help with your Citrix XenServer deployment. Accelerating time to value for Citrix workloads and enterprise applications incorporating validated reference architectures and best practices with Citrix certified blueprints. You have power when you need it with Citrix Smart Scale. With Citrix Update Service you stay secure and your software is kept current. Design, deploy, and manage application services from anywhere, on any device, though a cloud based management console. A low initial investment and flexible pay as you go model allows you to incrementally invest in the product subscription as value is realized. The cloud based delivery model requires limited on premises installation of software, allowing painless upgrades as additional functionality is added to the product.

Configure the metrics you want to monitor and corresponding alert thresholds through application monitoring dashboards. Set triggers to enable redundancy, automatic scaling, or disaster recovery. Enhance IT operations management by automatically monitoring application availability, and provisioning and configuring new instances to meet performance applications. Streamline and automate your upgrade from XenApp V6.5 to XenApp and XenDesktop V7.6 or later. The Citrix Life cycle Management Upgrade Service will assess your XenApp V6.5 environment, provide a deployment checklist, translate apps and policy configurations from IMA to FMA architectures, and migrate data to the new environment. Life cycle management of Citrix workloads and enterprise applications. Make IT organizations faster and more agile while delivering reliable and repeatable results with the Citrix cloud based solution. Topics such as scalability, redundancy and high availability are addressed.

Citrix XenServer Consulting Services

With years of successful project implementation experience, Citrix XenServer Consulting can help you achieve the highest levels of efficiency, manageability and agility for all of your strategic IT services — from enabling mobile work styles to delivering cloud services. Experience and expertise. Citrix brings years of experience, along with the benefits of a comprehensive Citrix solution, to enable business mobility for your organization. Leverage the technical expertise of on site consultants or remote delivered services for design validation, post launch service improvements, or any need in between. Citrix consultants will learn your business and goals, delivering a Citrix solution that produces the most value to your organization. Simplify your journey. You’ll get the expertise of seasoned Citrix Consulting architects with direct access to engineers, life cycle maintenance and support escalation teams to successfully deploy Citrix solutions in any phase of your project.

Consolidate And Contain Data Center Servers

Citrix XenServer enables IT to consolidate and contain a significant number of datacenter servers. This increases overall utilization of existing hardware resources, while lowering infrastructure total cost of ownership. Administrators can maximize efficiencies within their infrastructure, eliminating planned outages and minimizing unplanned ones. Comprehensive server consolidation and containment with XenServer also allows for significant performance and capacity gains in CPU cores, host RAM, VM RAM and virtual disks per VM, as well as integration with Microsoft Windows Update Services for automatic Microsoft Windows VM driver updates. Citrix XenServer is a leading virtualization management platform optimized for application, desktop and server virtualization infrastructures. Consolidation and containment of workloads on XenServer enables organizations of any vertical or size to transform their business IT compute infrastructures.

Citrix Consulting Methodology

During the assess phase, Citrix Consulting reviews your current environment, identifies use cases and gathers detailed requirements for the project. This information allows us to define the project success criteria and set the direction for your proposed Citrix deployment, upgrade, or expansion. Citrix Consulting can assist in the definition of the strategy that will help your business take full advantage of these technologies, including solution development, roadmap initiatives and strategic planning, hardware and storage estimation and prioritization. During the deploy phase, Citrix Consulting creates and configures the environment to meet the specifications from the design phase. This includes supporting the integration of any applications that have been identified in the design and performing thorough testing of all infrastructure components. Citrix Consulting will also guide you through a phased roll out approach to mitigate risk and ensure a successful deployment.

Citrix Smart Tools

Deploy applications on Citrix XenServer 7. Citrix Smart Tools enables application lifecycle workflows for the deployment, management and tear-down of multi-tiered applications via blueprints. And has been architected to closely integrate with XenServer infrastructures. Citrix Smart Tools blueprints define the set of necessary steps for the out-of-the-box best practice deployment, configuration and ongoing management of applications. Such as Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop, or third-party applications. Application blueprint deployments are included for free with your XenServer licenses. Smart Tools is a set of cloud-based tools to help you speed up and simplify the design, deployment, and management of Citrix solutions across any on-premises or cloud environment. Get the benefits of automation, proactively check the health of your systems, and keep costs under control with on-demand scaling.
Citrix XenServer

Benefits

Citrix XenServer is a leading virtualization management platform optimized for application, desktop and server virtualization infrastructures. Consolidation and containment of workloads on Citrix XenServer enables organizations of any vertical or size to transform their business IT compute infrastructures. Citrix XenServer is a comprehensive server virtualization platform with enterprise-class features built in to easily handle different workload types, mixed operating systems and storage or networking configurations. For the most demanding app, and desktop virtualization use cases, its industry-leading scalability and performance under load, can cater to the largest Citrix XenApp or XenDesktop deployments.

IT gets the benefit of features unique to Citrix XenServer, such as enhanced virtualized graphics with NVIDIA and Intel, and enhanced workload security with Direct Inspect APIs, all of which reduce virtual infrastructure costs and complexity. Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop license holders are able to apply those product licenses directly to XenServer infrastructure via the license server; no separate or specific Citrix XenServer license is required.

Cloud Ready

Citrix XenServer is a cloud-proven virtualization platform used by the world’s leading public clouds across all major cloud orchestration platforms including Cloud Platform, Apache CloudStack and OpenStack. Citrix XenServer is cloud ready: designed for horizontal scale, cloud-scale performance, security, openness and simplicity. Citrix XenServer includes security and scalability enhancements for cloud environments and direct integrations with the Citrix Cloud Platform, Apache CloudStack and OpenStack. Citrix XenServer is designed with an agile, fully replicated architecture that implements a master/slave model, where any slave can become a master with no loss of functionality or configuration.

This architecture enables cloud builders to cluster hosts without incurring any additional configuration or management complexity. Citrix XenServer provides a complete virtual infrastructure including a 64-bit hypervisor with live migration, centralized management for virtual machines and hosts and a full complement of tools to get virtual environments up and running quickly. Citrix XenServer provides a highly reliable, available and secure open source virtualization platform that offers near-native performance and best-in-class VM density. The solution takes just 10 minutes to install using an intuitive, wizard-driven utility for easy server, storage and network setup.

Features

Citrix is committed to providing the highest standard of service that empowers you to succeed in the cloud, on premises, and anywhere in between. To keep pace with your evolving needs, we decided it was time to redefine our support experience. Citrix Support used to mean technical assistance and regular version updates. Now it means a whole lot more. Citrix Customer Success Services is a new kind of engagement that combines everything you need to accelerate adoption and fully realize your business goals, including guidance, enablement, proactive monitoring, and of course, award-winning support.

Award winning technical support and maintenance — anytime access to deep expertise for installation, configuration and problem resolution, plus product version updates and upgrades. Expert guidance — real-time contact with Citrix experts and best practices for assistance with planning new deployments, upgrades and migrations. Proactive monitoring — exclusive use of tools, analytics, adoption insights, and cloud services enabling proactive monitoring and issue prevention. Citrix Life Cycle Manager enables application life cycle workflows for the deployment, management and tear down of multi tiered applications via blueprints, and has been architected to closely integrate with Citrix XenServer infrastructures.

Server Consolidation

Citrix XenServer enables IT to consolidate and contain a significant number of datacenter servers. This increases overall utilization of existing hardware resources, while lowering infrastructure total cost of ownership. Administrators can maximize efficiencies within their infrastructure, eliminating planned outages and minimizing unplanned ones.

Comprehensive server consolidation and containment with Citrix XenServer also allows for significant performance and capacity gains in CPU cores, host RAM, VM RAM and virtual disks per VM, as well as integration with Microsoft Windows Update Services for automatic Windows VM driver updates.