Citrix XenApp Server Deployment on VMware ESX at a Large Multi-National Insurance Company
This paper describes the deployment of the XenApp server from Citrix in a set of virtual machines on VMware vSphere for a multinational insurance company's business use. This deployment has been in place for more than a year and it serves the needs of two thousand concurrent users within the larger group. The end-user response times for the applications that are hosted on the virtualized systems are equal to those formerly observed in the physical implementation of the XenApp server, so that the users do not notice the difference between the new virtualized version and the previous physical system. This paper describes that implementation at a technical level.