XenApp 6.5 End of Life is Almost Here

Right now, many organizations are weighing their options for migrating from XenApp 6.5. It’s a major decision that is fraught with complications. So much has changed since XenApp’s IMA architecture – intended for on-premises infrastructure – was built in 1997. In the cloud era you need a Citrix alternative; cloud apps delivered from Azure to any device. Simplify remote app delivery, streamline IT infrastructure and slash OpEx. Workspot App Cloud, built for Microsoft Azure, achieves all these requirements while future-proofing your app delivery strategy.

App Cloud combines Workspot with Azure

Workspot is a multi-tenant cloud-native service, where the operational components of Windows app delivery such as provisioning, management, brokering, and load balancing are implemented as highly scalable cloud-native micro-services. Our App Cloud combines the power of our cloud app service with Microsoft Azure’s distributed cloud platform. Customers can seamlessly deploy virtual applications into any Azure region in the world using our insanely simple turnkey service, and manage it all using a single pane of glass.

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Move to the Cloud

When Citrix released Flexible Management Architecture (FMA) in 2011 it ported XenApp 7.x over, effectively leaving XenApp 6.5 customers behind. Today, there is only one Citrix option for XenApp 6.5 customers: Rip-and-replace your existing IMA architecture with FMA. That’s a big project that takes time and resources. Not happy with the Citrix plan? Alternatively, you can migrate to VMware Horizon App – another expensive rip-and-replace option. In either scenario, you are looking at 6-9 months of running a PoC, sizing, testing, and then finally deploying to initial users. During that period, you’ll have to spend considerable time and money on additional licenses & components, as well as re-training your IT staff on the new infrastructure. Instead, make the move to the cloud and have your first app up and running in Microsoft Azure in a day or so. Deploy to any Azure region and deliver a better end user experience.