Theme: Desktop Virtualisation
Location: West Midlands
As one of Britain’s leading theatre companies and a springboard for many internationally acclaimed actors, designers and directors, our client is on an exciting journey, as it returns back to its former home, following a long-term renovation.
The theatre company had a requirement to replace some of its ageing PCs. With the cost involved in replacing those PCs, the overheads associated with rolling the new ones out, in addition to their ongoing maintenance, Tek-nology Solutions offered an alternative solution.
Implementing desktop virtualisation through Citrix VDI-in-a-Box offered the company the opportunity to ‘sweat their assets’ by extending the lifetime of their existing PCs.
The Citrix VDI-in-a-Box solution also fulfilled supplementary objectives – responding to the growth of ‘Bring Your Own Device’, in line with the consumerisation of IT, and expanding the company’s limited remote working capabilities. Owing to the nature of this technology, it now offers the option for any one of their 75 employees to work remotely.
Since other desktop virtualisation technologies, including Citrix XenApp, Microsoft Remote Desktop Services and other similar solutions, are based on a single network operating system, providing a one-size fits all approach, they do not offer a tailored desktop and may not support some legacy applications.
In proposing Citrix VDI-in-a-Box as a solution to meet the theatre company’s needs, Tek-nology Solutions went on to undertake the scoping exercise, sizing the server hardware the VDI software runs on to implement Citrix VDI-in-a-Box.
This solution has enabled the theatre to eliminate many of the traditional problems associated with managing the inefficiencies and costs of operating and managing PCs, including the need for frequent software upgrades and PC refresh cycles.
The theatre company now has a solution that more readily lends itself to providing a consistent experience to both office and remote workers, regardless of device, which is also addressing the demands associated with BYOD.