Are you a VMWare admin? Used to architecting your Citrix XenDesktop/XenApp deployments within a VMWare environment? Ever thought about XenServer? Bet you’re thinking about XenServer now that I’ve mentioned it! Ever wondered what would stop you from deploying on XenServer? Bet you’re thinking about it now…

XenServer is the underlying infrastructure powering multiple Citrix core offerings. While many Citrix admins use XenServer to host Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp services, many VMware admins have yet to make a move. In this Fireside Chat, we’ll start conversations about similarities, differences and drivers for staying or moving. We’ve a range of topics to talk about that include:

  • Taxation: We’ll consider the license options and cost implications of implementing XenServer as opposed to VMware. Open to a conversation on if it is truly a Tax, or merely moving money from one offshore account to another?
  • Architecture: We’ll consider XenServer’s core architecture – and its differences and nuances in comparison to VMware.

We’re ready to look at respective tools, at XenServer’s unique offerings, high availability, disaster recovery and consider requirements and performance between the two environments. The agenda can practically be your own; such is the fireside side chat format. Where would you like to go on that particular Thursday?

So, join me and my fellow Citrix Technology Professional Jim Moyle at Citrix Synergy 2017 SYN416: XenServer for VMware admins on Thursday, May 25, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in Fireside Chat Theater #1, Synergy Park, Orange County Convention Center, for a relaxed and informal discussion to insight into how you can best deliver your XenApp/XenDesktop environment going forward in 2017 and beyond. And if you don’t come for that – come to find out what these three slides are actually going to be about (by all means submit your answers, there could well be prizes).

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