Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop Hosting

Resilient, Compliant Cloud Hosting for Your Mission-Critical Citrix Environment

As workforces become more mobile and companies embrace bring-your-own-device, secure 24/7/365 access to one’s Citrix applications become ever more critical. Businesses who have traditionally self-hosted their Citrix environment face several key challenges:

Talent: Senior Citrix engineering talent is expensive to retain. Plus, our Citrix team has broad experience with a wide variety of deployments, versus an internal team whose experience is typically limited to just the employer’s system.

Costs: Hardware and Citrix upgrades often require large CapEx spend and inconvenient downtime.

Data center costs associated with self-hosting, including power, cooling, real estate, security and Internet connectivity are not insignificant. Add in the cost of acquiring and maintaining a generator and the self-hosting budget becomes even more difficult to justify except under very special circumstances.

One client employed a raft of support engineers to maintain a supply of ready-to-go desktops and laptops for a remote workforce of contract staff. With Citrix, our client’s remote staff now use their own device to remote in, safely and securely.

Security: Infected endpoints are a common attack vector in many companies. By providing enhanced isolation, Citrix XenDesktop improves security as a matter of course.

Scalability: Lots of companies make due with VPNs and Terminal Services, without Citrix. But as user roles become more complex, numerous and granular, ensuring secure Least Use Access across all user roles, especially in a BYOD environment, a Citrix XenApp or XenDesktop deployment can simplify administration and provide a better end user experience as well.

OTELCO offers a variety of Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop hosting options, with varying levels of RPO/RTO and other customizations as needed.

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