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. Built in 1997, XenApp 6.5’s Independent Management Architecture (IMA) was made for another era when most infrastructures ran on-premises and most applications were Windows client-server. A lot has changed since then.

Cloud Apps 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 Cloud Apps solution combines the power of our cloud service with Azure’s distributed cloud platform. Customers can seamlessly deploy virtual applications into any Azure region in the world, locating the applications as close to their users as possible.

Cloud Apps is a turnkey all-cloud solution. We help customers configure their Azure tenant, connect the tenant to their organization’s Active Directory, leverage their existing Windows Server template and create virtual applications.

Finally, there is one predictable bill from us. The bill includes the following:

  • Cost of Azure to run the virtual applications
  • Services by the Workspot Customer Success team to implement a live pilot
  • Ongoing Level 2 Support
  • All maintenance and upgrades

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Don’t migrate to another legacy on-premises architecture

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. 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.

And you will have migrated to another complex, on-premises solution.

Get the XenApp 6.5 Migration Guide

XenApp 6.5 end of life is looming, and migrating from a 20-year-old infrastructure is going to be a huge undertaking. Or you could choose Workspot and be done in a day! Learn how easy migration can be. Download our eBook to explore 4 options to consider.

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