Solihull Community Housing Association has installed a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) system to enable its duty managers to work from any site in the borough.
Working with independent consultancy Centralis and in collaboration with Solihull MBC, Citrix XenDesktop has been installed, allowing registered users to access their virtualised desktop from any location, giving them greater flexibility and efficiency by removing the need to always have a duty manager onsite at every location.
Citrix XenDesktop was chosen after consultation with Centralis. The installation began during October 2008 and is expected to be live during the first quarter of 2009.
Ken Wilkes, senior technical consultant, Solihull MBC, said, “We have worked with Centralis before and used Citrix products for a number of years so we decided to implement XenDesktop as it fitted our needs perfectly. I look forward to seeing the full benefits of the VDI deployment over the coming months.”
Ewen Anderson, director, Centralis, added, “The project has gone from proof of concept to installation in a very short space of time, demonstrating the adaptability and power of this new way of delivering desktops to users.”