Public Transport Company
Our client hired NorthStar to complete a migration of end-of-life Citrix infrastructure to current release.
The goal of this project was to create a new Citrix farm/XenApp 7 running on a mix of Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2012R2 hosts. Windows Server 2016 was to be used for Citrix management and infrastructure servers, and Windows Server 2012R2 hosts for remote desktop servers. All existing applications published on both of the existing server farms had to be migrated to the new farm, accessible by clients running Wyse ThinOS and PCs running Windows 7 and Windows 10.
Performed extensive due diligence on current deployment
Formulated plan for new build based on the current state report
Worked with corporate security to implement secure external access
Built all new core infrastructure components for Citrix deployment including Broker, License, provisioning services, SQL databases, and storefront
Introduced new technology to deploy Applications and Desktops
Built new master disk images for application deployment
Installed applications and necessary poor infrastructure components
Created RDS (remote desktop service) servers in PVS (provisioning services) and deployed applications while retiring the old Citrix versions
Implemented Windows 10 VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) via Citrix
Trained steady state IT personnel and helpdesk personnel
The NorthStar approach
A major strength of NorthStar Solutions Group is our experience in dealing with multiple clients, having multiple different deployment options and, in each engagement, we bring this experience to the table.