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Citrix: Cloud Lessons Learned From The Field

Citrix: Cloud Lessons Learned From The Field

It’s a topic that seems to be on the lips of every C-level executive these days: How do I move my business to the Cloud?

Most of our customers are expressing some sort of Cloud-first strategy, but many are struggling with where or how to begin or how one goes about migrating their “classic” on-prem XenApp and XenDesktop infrastructure to a public cloud. Luckily, our Consulting team has been involved in almost every Citrix-based Cloud deployment to date. And we’ve learned a couple things along the way.

Here are just a few of the “lessons learned” from our first large Cloud projects.

Cloud Strategy. Customers are extending workloads to the cloud with XenDesktop host connections for AWS or Azure, forklifting existing infrastructure to a public cloud XenDesktop site or using our cloud service, Citrix Cloud, as part of their cloud transition. Each customer has a unique approach that evolves as they progress on their journey to the cloud. Whichever option (or options!) you take, a cloud strategy is not one-size-fits-all. If you are just getting started, define your requirements and select a model that aligns with your business goals. Then target user groups with periodic, predictable growth and simple application portfolios first, to get some cloud wins and build confidence.

Read the entire article here, Cloud Lessons Learned From The Field

via the fine folks at Citrix Systems, Inc.

Citrix Systems Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) aims to power a world where people, organizations and things are securely connected and accessible to make the extraordinary possible. Its technology makes the world’s apps and data secure and easy to access, empowering people to work anywhere and at any time. Citrix provides a complete and integrated portfolio of Workspace-as-a-Service, application delivery, virtualization, mobility, network delivery and file sharing solutions that enables IT to ensure critical systems are securely available to users via the cloud or on-premise and across any device or platform. With annual revenue in 2015 of $3.28 billion, Citrix solutions are in use by more than 400,000 organizations and over 100 million users globally. Learn more at www.citrix.com.

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