Essar Group implements Citrix VDI solution

By : |December 19, 2011 0

BANGALORE, INDIA: Essar Group, a player in steel, oil & gas, power, BPO and telecom services sector announced desktop virtualization implementation with Citrix.

Essar group plans to move its’ 90 -95 per cent workforce to Citrix XenDesktop platform and aims to complete implementation of virtual desktops for 40,000 users in the next one year.

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With operations in more than 25 countries across five continents, the company employs 75,000 people, and has revenues of $17 billion.

The solution utilizes a building-block approach which can then scale to thousands of virtual desktops delivering application to any device in any workplace environment, supporting a rich user experience, and provides IT with additional security and control, claims the company in a release.

With Citrix’s Desktop Virtualisation, Essar has been able to reap the benefits of application virtualisation and streaming features for enabling faster responses to business requirements for applications, it adds.

The implement of Citrix XenDesktop is aimed to strengthen Essar’s governance and compliance by giving the capability to monitor, manage and restrict the applications on the VDI. 

The group also plans to roll out Citrix XenDesktop and Citrix NetScaler solutions across the globe.

Citrix XenDesktop and Citrix NetScaler with on-demand application delivery is expected to save the company more than 40 per cent in desktop computing, the company adds in the release.

Jayantha Prabhu, chief technology officer, Essar Group, said, “We evaluated all of the leading solutions before we chose to adopt Citrix solutions to solve our virtualization needs. Implementing a complete virtual desktop infrastructure requires expertise in desktop deployment and migrations, application virtualization, security, system management and storage design. The great combination offered by Citrix allowed us to attain business agility, application flexibility and infrastructure efficiency.”

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