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Citrix XenApp 75 inzetten binnen Microsoft Azure Cloud

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Deploying XenApp on a Microsoft Azure cloud 2 citrix.com White Paper 2 citrix.com 2 Deploying XenApp on a Microsoft Azure cloud Given business dynamics—seasonal peaks, mergers, acquisitions, and changing business priorities—deploying XenApp 7.5 workloads on a Microsoft Azure cloud gives IT organizations a strategic advantage since it enables agile desktop and application delivery. Best of all, the price point for deploying a XenApp farm on Microsoft Azure can be just over $7 per month per user. 1 Microsoft Azure Cloud Services Microsoft Azure is a reliable and flexible cloud platform that allows applications to be quickly deployed across Microsoft-managed datacenters. Azure offers monthly service level agreements (SLAs) of 99.95% to meet strict requirements for continuously available services. By provisioning XenApp desktops and application workloads on Azure Cloud Services, businesses can avoid expenses for internal infrastructure and rely instead on Microsoft to supply the necessary compute, networking, and storage resources for user workloads. Citrix XenApp Citrix XenApp® 7.5 provides advanced management and scalability, a rich multimedia experience over any network and self-service applications with universal device support across a full range of mobile endpoints—including laptops, tablets, smartphones, PCs, and Macs. XenApp provides session and application virtualization technologies that make it easy for customers to manage centralized applications and apply the optimal combination of local and hosted delivery models to match user requirements. Hosted desktop sessions can be deployed from the Citrix XenApp 7.5 or using Citrix XenDesktop 7.5 software if pooled virtual desktops are also required. XenApp simplifies application provisioning, enabling unprecedented levels of scalability that helps to increase efficiency. When deployed on Microsoft Azure cloud, XenApp gives IT departments the flexibility of delivering infrastructure services for Windows applications and desktops at an economical price point while extending and integrating current investments on Windows Server System Center and Hyper-V technologies from on-premise environments. Scalability testing of Citrix XenApp on Microsoft Azure instances Microsoft Azure makes it possible to spin up new virtual machines in minutes and adjust usage as infrastructure requirements change. Virtual machines on Azure instances can support all of the infrastructure and XenApp services required for a deployment. To validate XenApp 7.5 configurations using Microsoft Azure virtual machines, Citrix engineers 1 An estimate of $7.05 per month per user represents infrastructure (compute, networking, and storage) costs given U.S. West pricing (at the time of this writing) and does not include costs for Citrix licensing. This per-user value is based on densities measured with a Light workload (as defined by Login VSI) and represents an 8-hour user day and 7-day work week. .

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