Assessment of 120 Citrix servers ahead of move to VDI - preparation is key to success

The Customer

This UK-headquartered FTSE 100 company operates over one hundred leisure attractions, hotels and holiday villages in more than twenty countries. The customer-facing teams are supported by central services operating from two offices in southern England.

The Situation

  • Carry out detailed assessment of customer’s existing Citrix XenApp environment across global operations to enable planning and design of desktop transformation
  • Workload profiling performed as part of defining new target size and state
  • Full discovery and assessment of the existing application portfolio

Our Approach

  • Defined overall project approach and key components
  • Data discovery and capture from 120 Citrix XenApp Servers
  • Data captured and analysed with automation tooling to generate workload profiling reports for design and planning of compute, storage and networking requirements
  • Current state analysis, roadmap and project framework together with what-if modelling to assess final selected solution

Outcomes Achieved

  • Clear recommendations made to prepare the existing environment and associated dependencies ahead of the transformation programme
  • Transparency of existing environment enabled optimised, correctly sized design to ensure accurate programme budgeting
  • Comprehensive programme plan to ensure robust foundation from which to launch project, while reducing risk