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Citrix Provisioning Services; time to let go

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Citrix Provisioning Services; time to let go
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Weapon of choice?

Recently I’ve been involved in some internal and external discussions about wether or not a XenDesktop deployment should use Provisioning Services (PVS) or Machine Creation Services (MCS). Ever since Citrix released MCS with the release of XenDesktop 5 this debate has been going on and on and on. Even Citrix is divided. Ask a consultant and chances are high he’ll tell you “PVS!” and go to an SE and you should bet on him he saying “MCS!”.

And there lies the root of the problem or at least a very big part of it. Understand the position and what’s at stake for either one of these groups of Citrites or partner engineers and it will make clear what the platform of choice could be. Selling consulting services? Longer engagement is better. Product Pre-Sales? Shorter engagement is better.

Read the entire article here, Provisioning Services; time to let go

via Martijn Bosschaart.

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Martijn Bosschaart Martijn Bosschaart has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry and currently works for Nutanix as a Channel Systems Engineer in the Northern Europe region. His specialties are desktop and server virtualisation. Prior to Nutanix, Martijn worked at Citrix for 7 year as an SE and presented at many Citrix events like Synergy, and also at local conferences like CiTIE and Technology Exchange. Martijn is a Citrix Certified Expert on Virtualisation. On his blog Martijn posts articles about where the worlds of Citrix and Nutanix meet. twitter.com/mbosschaart.

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