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Citrix-Saxon State Office

Located in Dresden, the Saxon State Office for the Environment, Agriculture and Geology performs a variety of tasks, including environmental consulting, environmental documentation, applied research, laboratory analysis, and advising. In 2008, options for server virtualization also began to be explored when the server room in the state office reached its capacity.

Vendor: Citrix (NYSE: CTXS)

Customer: Saxon State Office for the Environment, Agriculture and Geology           
Vertical Markets: Government
State: International – Germany

 

Technology Used: Citrix XenServer, Enterprise Edition running on 12 HP ProLiant DL380 G5 servers; Citrix XenApp, Platinum Edition for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition; Citrix XenDesktop, Platinum Edition; Citrix NetScaler, Platinum Edition, 7000 appliances; Citrix Repeater 88xx and 65xx; 1,000 internal and external end devices (50 notebooks, 950 PCs); GBit backbone, 100 MBit at the workstations, connection of external locations via 20 to 100 MBit WAN; Microsoft Office; ESRI geographic information systems; Specialty applications for groundwater, species directory, systems monitoring, waste management and the State Flood Center


Solution: Located in Dresden, the Saxon State Office for the Environment, Agriculture and Geology performs a variety of tasks, including environmental consulting, environmental documentation, applied research, laboratory analysis, and advising. Because of the complexity of many issues addressed by this state office, the various departments are expected to work together to analyze issues as thoroughly as possible.

 

In recent years, the demands on the state office’s IT department have steadily increased. The IT department needs to be extremely flexible for this reason. New processes must be made accessible to staff quickly, and applications need to be readily available to on-site as well as mobile users. In 2008, options for server virtualization also began to be explored when the server room in the state office reached its capacity.

 

For the Saxon State Office for the Environment, Agriculture and Geology’s IT team, Citrix technologies have been the answer to the office’s numerous ongoing challenges. In fact, the first Citrix ZenApp server was deployed roughly four years ago. Since that time, a number of other Citrix technologies have been introduced, including Citrix XenDesktop, Citrix NetScaler, and Citrix Repeater 88xx and 65xx.

 

Citrix technologies have reduced the amount of administrative effort required through the centralized delivery of specialty applications. The availability and security of Web applications has been enhanced through the deployment of new technologies, and the consolidated server infrastructure is both affordable and scalable. Virtual desktops have enabled effective telecommuting, and WAN performance has been improved by 50 percent. Overall, Citrix technologies have resulted in a more stable, secure, accessible, and scalable IT environment.

 

Further details: http://www.citrix.com/site/resources/dynamic/customerStory/Citrix_CS_SaxonState.pdf




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