If this was on Facebook I'd be hitting the Like button right about now. Awesome thought Greg. On May 9, 2012, at 1:22 PM, Greg Reese <gareese@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: If your VMware guys can't handle XenServer fire every last one of them and burn their laptops as an example to others for the price of failure. On May 9, 2012, at 8:30 AM, James Rankin <kz20fl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: I've always felt XenServer hosted XenDesktops better than VMWare, but it was just how they "felt" - it was never really backed up by any solid statistics. But as others have said, a trial run would be the easiest way to tell if it's the right choice, I would have thought On 9 May 2012 16:09, Armstrong, Robert <rarmstrong4@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Greetings > > > > We have a fairly sizeable XenDesktop project on the horizon (very near > horizon) where we will be deploying 20 physical servers (running either the > VMWare or XenServer hypervisor supporting ) which will be hosting an > initial 1000 Win7 virtual desktops that will be delivered using Citrix > Provisioning services. I’m writing today to solicit feedback on the pros > and cons and personal experiences of using XenServer over VMWare. We are > currently a VMWare shop and have experience. We currently have no one on > staff with experience in XenServer, but the cost savings (hard dollars) of > using XenServer on a deployment of this scale is significant and worth > considering. One initial thought was that we could take some of the $$ > savings by using XenServer and purchase support through Citrix or a Citrix > partner. Thoughts? > > > > Thank you, > > Rob > E-mail Confidentiality Notice: This message (including any attachments) > contains information intended for a specific individual(s) and purpose, > which may be privileged, confidential or otherwise protected from > disclosure pursuant to applicable law. Any inappropriate use, distribution > or copying of the message is strictly prohibited and may subject you to > criminal or civil penalty. If you have received this transmission in error, > please reply to the sender indicating this error and delete the > transmission from your system immediately. > -- http://appsensebigot.blogspot.co.uk IMPORTANT INFORMATION/DISCLAIMER I certainly don't have time to monitor the content of e-mail sent and received via this account for the purposes of ensuring compliance with anyone's policies and procedures. I am pretty sure that somewhere in UK legislation there is some politically-correct drivel that stipulates I must never send or store e-mails or attachments that are obscene, indecent, sexist, racist, defamatory, abusive, in breach of copyright, encrypted, amusing, overly long, slightly opinionated, anonymous, likely to harm animals or hurt the feelings of an as-yet-unspecified or as-yet-nonexistent minority (such as extraterrestrial eggplants). Emails of this nature sent in or out of this account may be intercepted and stopped by the system, but it's a long shot. This being the UK, even if I was prosecuted for breach of said email guidelines, I'd probably walk with a suspended sentence anyway, but if I'd forgotten to pay my car insurance, I'd most certainly be hung, drawn and quartered. I am not responsible for any changes made to the message after it has been sent, in more or less the same way that cyclozine manufacturers aren't responsible for drug addicts mixing it with methadone and overdosing, so I'm glad I cleared the confusion up there nice and early. Where opinions are expressed, they are not necessarily mine. However, I don't make a habit of expressing other people's opinions for them, so you shouldn't take that statement as an indication that I am in the business of providing an opinion-expressing service. In the event that I did, this discourse would provide no guarantee that I would do it anyway, but I don't, so I won't. This e-mail and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you are not the intended addressee, or the person responsible for delivering it to them, aside from the fact that you've clearly got some level of unauthorised access to their account or are at least engaged in some sort of fraud, I'm obliged to tell you that may not copy, forward disclose or otherwise use it or any part of it in any way. To do so may be unlawful, and as you're already breaking the law, I am sure that bombshell makes you quake in your boots and turn yourself over to law enforcement immediately. If you receive this e-mail by mistake, please advise the sender immediately. That would be me, and as I am clearly prone to sending emails to completely the wrong person, I should instantly be stripped of my status as a technical consultant and sent to do something more becoming of my stupidity, such as appearing on Big Brother, the X Factor or "insert country name here"'s Got Talent.