Wonder Cement deploys Citrix server, ensuring 60% saving on power usage

Infotech Lead India: Wonder Cement, a cement manufacturing company, has deployed Citrix server, desktop and application virtualization solutions.

Citrix HQ (source: zdnet)

Citrix claims that the Rajasthan based cement maker benefitted from significant cost savings for the organization.

“Rather than opting for a physical IT infrastructure overhaul, we decided to invest in server, desktop and application virtualization which has paid rich dividends. Citrix solutions delivered unparalleled performance and helped us significantly to reduce operational costs, capital expenditure while strengthening security, manageability and mobility requirements of our organization,” said Arun Attri, general manager-IT, Wonder Cement.

“It is encouraging to see companies in smaller towns of India make a progressive decision of choosing Citrix Desktop Virtualization and Server Virtualization solutions. We will support Wonder Cements to improve productivity and flexibility for users and also to reduce cost of managing IT by consolidating and virtualizing desktops and servers,” said Sanjay Deshmukh, area vice president, India Subcontinent – Citrix.

Citrix virtualized applications and desktops through Citrix XenApp and Citrix XenDesktop, which were hosted on the virtual Citrix XenServer and accessed through Citrix web interface.

The company virtualized seven pre-existing blade servers into multiple virtual servers, to support the company’s applications such as e-mailing, Blackberry Enterprise Server, SharePoint Portals, HRMS, IP based Surveillance etc.

The cement company derived 60 percent saving on power consumption, reducing its carbon footprint.

Moreover, the solution provided Wonder Cement with the much-needed flexibility.

In the second phase, the company deployed Citrix XenApp that centralized applications and delivered it to remote users instantly and securely. The solution was able to provide an uptime of around 98.5 percent to the business.

The company also virtualized 100 desktops at the manufacturing plant to deliver desktops and applications that are customized to meet the performance, security and mobility requirements of every individual user.

By replacing traditional desktops with Citrix XenDesktop, the IT team can now manage and update both operating system and applications from a single location. Replicating its success, the company plans to ramp up its virtual desktops from 100 to 600 over the next two years.

According to a recent IT news report in InfotechLead.com, Citrix, a provider of cloud, collaboration, networking and virtualization technologies, has completed its acquisition of Beetil, a privately-held cloud-based service desk technology provider in New Zealand.

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