Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop 7.x: Upgrades/Migrations are Lagging

As a follow up to our previous post, we have some more poll data to share from our Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.x webinar in late August. During the webinar we polled the 500+ attendees to find out where they were with the Citrix XA/XD 7.x rollout.

Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop 7.x was first released almost two and half years ago. But interestingly, we found that many Citrix customers are continuing to run earlier versions of Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop.

eG Innovations Poll: Citrix XenApp / XenDesktop Pre-Version 7.x Installations

Citrix XenApp 6.x continues to be popular, with 63% still running this version. This number is roughly unchanged from a similar poll we conducted a year ago. In our previous blog post we reported that Citrix XenApp 7.x deployments have doubled in this same period, but this new figure suggests that much of the current XenApp/XenDesktop 7.x deployment is concentrated in new farms, rather than upgrades/migrations from XenApp 6.x.

Also, while 19% reported having Citrix XenDesktop 5.x running in their infrastructure, a surprising 16% are still running Citrix XenApp 4.x, despite it having reached end of life.

Considering a migration to Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop 7.x? eG Innovations can help:

eG Enterprise is an invaluable resource to help ensure smooth, successful migrations and new farm launches. Gathering benchmarked performance data from your legacy infrastructure is the best way to know exactly how your new version launch should perform, allowing you to tune your users’ experience before you go live. eG Enterprise makes it easy to eliminate the guesswork.

For detailed information about Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop performance management, please read our free white paper, Five Common Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop Performance Challenges – DOWNLOAD NOW.

Also, please note that the popular webinar Top Eight Best Practices for Deploying Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 is available on-demand. This webinar discusses important, field-proven best practices to ensure success in your Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.x deployments, whether you are planning a new farm or looking into migration from a legacy version. To watch now, CLICK HERE.

Citrix XenApp / XenDesktop 7.x Adoption Growing Rapidly

As part of our Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.x webinar in late August, we polled the 500+ attendees to find out where they were with the Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop 7.x rollout:


These numbers indicate the rising adoption of XenApp/XenDesktop 7.x in live deployments, as they are roughly double the adoption percentages we collected only one year ago.

Considering the move to Citrix XenApp / XenDesktop 7.x? eG Innovations can help:

Our on-demand webinar Top Eight Best Practices for Deploying Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 features Rob Beekmans, Senior Consultant with PQR and Srinivas Ramanathan, CEO of eG Innovations. The presenters discuss important, field-proven best practices to ensure success in your Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.x deployments. To watch now, CLICK HERE.

Visit eG Innovations at Citrix Summit in Las Vegas

Citrix performance and user experience management is a rapidly growing market. At eG Innovations, we provide a best of breed Citrix Ready product suite for unified XenApp, XenMobile, XenDesktop, and XenServer performance management. Many of the largest Citrix deployments in the world rely on eG Innovations solutions for proactive Citrix performance management and universal insight.


Visit us at Citrix Summit in Las Vegas this week (booth #500) to see the Citrix performance management solution in action. Explore partner opportunities to collaborate in the new year and see how we can help you deliver the best Citrix experience to your customers.

We look forward to seeing you at Citrix Summit in Las Vegas!

The Biggest Citrix Performance Monitoring Concerns

For years, the biggest complaint of Citrix admins has been that they get blamed for all user experience issues. Over all these years, this situation has not fundamentally changed. 53% of the respondents in our recent Citrix Performance Management Report face this issue regularly. Citrix Performance Concerns

Two other observations are interesting:

(1) There is now increasing awareness for the need to be proactive. The second biggest challenge that our respondents faced is that users were noticing problems before admins did (49%). This points to an increasing need for better proactive performance management.

(2) Also of interest is the increasing need for a single dashboard across the Citrix tiers (46%). Citrix is no longer a single product company, and with the many products in the Citrix suite, customers are struggling to cope with the different administration and monitoring interfaces for each technology. Today, Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop, XenServer, Netscaler, XenMobile, ShareFile, VDI in a Box all have different administration and monitoring tool. Our respondents see an increasing need for unifying the monitoring, diagnosis and reporting of these technologies.

If these survey findings resonate with you, you might also enjoy this “It’s Not Citrix” poster – download it here.


[Live Demo] Citrix XenApp Performance Monitoring Made Fast & Easy

eG-EnterpriseJoin our live demo Citrix XenApp Performance Monitoring Made Fast & Easy on Wednesday, July 30th at 2pm ET | 11am PT | 7pm UK | 8pm CET and learn how to accelerate and simplify performance monitoring for your Citrix environment.

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End users expect virtualized Citrix XenApp application delivery to be as fast and reliable as their physical desktop experience. When performance slowdowns occur, users expect IT operations to fix the problem – immediately. But in reality, most IT administrators are challenged to identify and then repair the root cause of a slowdown in a timely manner: Is it Citrix? Is it the application? Is it the VMware/Hyper-V virtualization layer? Is it the network or the storage? Where to begin, and what metrics can you trust?

Join Citrix expert Bala Vaidhinathan (CTO, eG Innovations) and watch a live solution demonstration of eG Enterprise and see how to:

  • Get the most powerful analytics, reporting and auto-diagnosis for intelligent performance management
  • Dramatically accelerate the discovery, diagnosis, and resolution of Citrix service performance issues
  • Achieve 360-degree visibility of the entire service infrastructure even beyond the Citrix tiers
  • Pinpoint and repair performance abnormalities even before users notice
  • Ensure maximum ROI by right-sizing your XenApp infrastructure using powerful reporting & analytics


Date & Time: Wednesday, July 30th at 2pm ET | 11am PT | 7pm UK | 8pm CET



We look forward to seeing you at the live demo.

Take the Citrix Performance Management Survey

Take the survey here:

As you know, Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop have become the predominant means of delivering virtualized applications and desktops – to any user, anywhere, via any device. To deliver the best possible user experience, Citrix environments need to be not only well architected but also well monitored and managed, to identify and diagnose problems early on and prevent issues from escalating and impacting end users and business processes.

We launched a comprehensive Citrix survey in cooperation with DABCC to explore the state of Citrix performance management and to better understand current challenges, technology choices and best practices in our Citrix community. Once complete, we will compile the survey results into a data rich, easy to digest report that will provide you with benchmarks and new insights into the best practices for Citrix performance management.

Take the 10 minute survey and get your free Citrix Performance Management Report as soon as it becomes available:

WEBINAR: Citrix and Desktop Migration Success – The 3 Secrets to User Satisfaction and ROI

351681277038270677We would like to invite you to the upcoming webinar Citrix and Desktop Migration Success – The 3 Secrets to User Satisfaction and ROI on May 15th.

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Whether you are migrating from Citrix XenApp 4.5 to 6.5 or from 6.5 to 7.5, or you are virtualizing your desktops as part of your Windows XP to Windows 7/8 migration project, performance is a key priority. Users will expect the same or better performance after the migration as they had before the migration. When performance problems occur, the migration is always blamed first!

Join this webinar to learn about the latest best practices and secrets for making your Citrix and desktop migrations successful. Performance management experts Dennis Callaghan (Senior Analyst, 451 Research), Rick Ruskin (Vice President, VDX) and Bala Vaidhinathan (CTO, eG Innovations) will discuss how to:

  • Transform your Citrix and desktop environments successfully without project delays or cost overruns
  • Deliver superior end-user experience, simplify management, and reduce cost – before, during and after migration
  • Assure user satisfaction by pre-emptively detecting and resolving performance issues – before users are impacted
  • Utilize next-gen management solutions to accelerate troubleshooting and identify the true root-cause of problems (is it the Network? Database? Application? Citrix? Virtual platform? Storage?)
  • Ensure maximum ROI by right-sizing IT infrastructure using powerful analytics & reporting

Register now:

Webinar Title: “Citrix and Desktop Migration Success – The 3 Secrets to User Satisfaction and ROI”

Presenters: Dennis Callaghan (Senior Analyst, 451 Research), Rick Ruskin (Vice President, VDX), and Bala Vaidhinathan (CTO, eG Innovations)

Date/Time: May 15th at 2 pm ET | 1 pm CT | 11 am PT | 7 pm UK | 8 pm CET

Register now:

We look forward to seeing you online!