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Citrix XenApp 6.5 End of Life. Don’t Wait. Migrate.

August 01, 2018
By Arden Harvey

End of life is here for Citrix XenApp 6.5. Thousands of organizations have yet to upgrade or move to another solution. If you are one of them, let’s consider the implications.

Should I wait to migrate from Citrix XenApp 6.5? 

You can continue to use the product and there is extended support through January 2020. However, continuing to use EOL software comes with inherent risks. This Spiceworks article highlights a few of the dangers, which include:

  • Security vulnerabilities
  • Software incompatibility
  • Compliance issues
  • High operating costs

Click here to learn how Aptean increased security and saved more than a year’s worth of development costs with Cameyo.

One of the biggest reasons we hear for not moving legacy applications from XenApp 6.5 is that a new, web-enabled version of the app - code named: Silver Bullet - is coming soon. Most of the time, Silver Bullet is more than a year overdue and tens of thousands of dollars over budget.

The second most common reason is that it provides an opportunity to rethink their approach to delivering applications designed to run on Windows desktops to users on any device.

Is there a cost-effective alternative to Citrix XenApp 6.5?

In the era of the Cloud, expensive and complex products are no longer a viable solution. Reduced budgets and the need to empower the business and end users requires a solution that is cost-effective, secure and can easily scale to meet growing and changing demands.

And this is where Cameyo comes in. Our Legacy application Platform as a Service (aPaaS) was first and foremost built for the cloud. Efficiencies and security are built in, allowing IT professionals to cost-effectively and securely deliver productivity applications to their users on any device. Cameyo’s simplicity, reliability and scalability makes it an ideal choice for any organization no matter their IT experience or budget.

Josh Finn, CTO of Homer Central School District in New York recently said, “Cameyo is the centerpiece of our transition to a cloud-based infrastructure.” To find out why, click here.

If you are still using XenApp 6.5 and are ready to migrate to a powerful, yet simple, cost-effective application virtualization service to deliver your Windows applications to any device, including Chromebooks, click here to try Cameyo for free.

 

Filed Under: Legacy Applications, Application Virtualization, Education