Texas Insurance Services Firm Moves to The Cloud
Microsoft Azure and Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Solution
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After assessing the situation, the right solution was quickly apparent, according to Richard Sedlak, a Cloud Practice Architect at Coretek. Sedlak says, “We recommended Citrix on Azure using XenApp Essentials to move their application to the cloud and improve the end-user experience.” “Azure was a tool that we had been looking at,” says Nolan. She says, “We just thought it was the best tool at the time that could help us get our platform where we needed to be pretty quick.” As a result, this entire project was executed very quickly in three phases.
Why Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops on Microsoft Azure?
The results of this project are being called “an overwhelming success.” Scully says, “We had a timeline of about four months to find a production solution for this application. We ended up with a proof of concept in our hands within about three weeks! We turned that around to our users to get some feedback, and we anticipated that would take about a month. But, literally, within three days, our users were screaming, you’ve got to put this into production!” Scully adds, “Everything was faster, they were able to get more work done, they were able to deliver the entire solution on an iPad, and that was fantastic! We ended up scaling up the environment and releasing it another month later, and ever since then, it’s been an overwhelming success. Nolan says, “As a result of the implementation, we’re way better. We’re actually in the new millennium. Not only do we have the product on the web, but we’ve been enhancing it. We’re way ahead of the game now.” Nolan adds, “One of the big benefits (of the technology) we see is that if we can leverage it, we can cut expenses and continue to grow without adding people or more overhead, and we know that the revenue line may not grow, but we know that we can continue to whittle away with good technology and get more done with the same amount of people so we’re excited about that.”