Cloud Readiness Assessment for Citrix - Xtravirt

At a glance

Citrix® are established in providing market leading application and desktop virtualisation, with their Virtual Apps and Desktops (formerly known as XenApp® & XenDesktop®) products, as well as secure access solutions via Citrix’s Gateway (formerly known as Netscaler) platform.

Citrix Cloud now enables these traditionally on premise services to be hosted and delivered via public cloud. But how do you get started in evaluating whether your organisation is ready for Citrix Cloud and which deployment method may be right for you?

The Cloud Readiness Assessment for Citrix delivered by Xtravirt will investigate your existing Citrix user workspace solution and organisational state, and provides the following:

  • An investigation into your existing Citrix workspace solution and organisational state through expert consulting
  • Evaluation of the benefits, constraints, risks and considerations of a transition to Citrix Cloud through extensive consultative experience and awareness of the cloud computing market place
  • Tailored report outputs to play back findings, as well as knowledge transfer throughout to upskill your internal teams

Feature Benefits

  • Accelerate business qualification and enablement for adopting a cloud model for user workspace, significantly reducing the time and risk to assess, architect and integrate Citrix Cloud
  • Identify use cases, costs, benefits and quick wins through an expert review of your existing Citrix environment and services suitable for Citrix Cloud
  • Accelerate insight into Citrix Cloud services and deployment options for extending on premise, or migrating to a fully cloud hosted model
  • Assess and benchmark cost model options including licensing, contractual obligations and resource consumption of workloads


The Cloud Readiness Assessment for Citrix examines your functional and business requirements and applies these to use cases for Citrix Cloud services and integration with industry recognised providers, such as Microsoft and AWS.

We explain how each service could deliver your user workspace, and uncover the unique benefits relating to your organisation. We explore the functional aspects of administration and provisioning, as well as delving into more complex topics such as integration planning.

Upon completion of this assessment, you’ll have a clearer understanding of the roadmap for your organisation, to make Citrix Cloud adoption as effective as possible from both an IT and business perspective.

Activities and Outcomes

  • Extract current and future business requirements around user workspace, and align these to Citrix Cloud use cases and features to support your business case
  • Understand what each Citrix Cloud service offers in order to establish strengths and identify which are suited and relevant to your organisation
  • Review the Citrix technologies deployed and understand their collective role in service delivery in order to assess your user workspace estate readiness
  • Review IT processes required to support Citrix Cloud adoption
  • Technical deep dive into Citrix Cloud functionality covering topics such as access portals, provisioning services, inbound workload migration, secure access and connectivity, as well as on premise/public cloud integration for resource locations
  • Discuss the next steps including the transition methodology and how to achieve quick wins

The output of this engagement will deliver:

  • Citrix Cloud services recommendation report
  • Citrix Cloud readiness assessment report

Date Published: 12th April 2017
Date Modified: 19th March 2019
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Citrix Cloud Environment


  • Identify organisational requirements
  • Map requirements against Citrix Cloud services
  • Business and technology discovery workshops
  • Licensing and cost analysis
  • Operational workflow and gap analysis
  • Presentation of the Citrix Cloud recommendation and assessment findings
  • Roadmap and next steps


Additional Services

We deliver end-to-end outcomes, from cloud strategy through to solution implementation, including designing and building private/ hybrid clouds for user workspaces with self-service provisioning and management.

Other additional services delivered by Xtravirt include, Health Check Service for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops and Xtravirt’s Citrix SD-WAN Planning Workshop. Alternatively, services can be tailored to fit specific customer needs.

Date Published: 12th April 2017
Date Modified: 19th March 2019
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