South East Water Chooses 2X VirtualDesktopServer over Citrix

South East Water, provider of water to over two million customers in southeastern England, have appreciated an 80% savings on terminal server-based application and desktop delivery by using 2X VirtualDesktopServer.

By switching to 2X, South East Water replaced their expensive per-user licencing structure for a 2X per-server licensing model, allowing the deployment of business applications to desktops within minutes. The 2X licensing model has already provided substantial cost savings and the added efficiency has also reduced South East Water's application delivery costs to a fraction of what it was previously. 2X delivers applications to over a 1000 users at South East Water, which compromises a large percentage of the water utility's staff and contractors.

The seamless delivery of multiple applications was critical to South East Water's IT strategy when it merged with Mid Kent Water in 2007. While developing an application delivery approach, the group sought lower costs, quicker implementation and easily manageable alternatives to its existing Citrix solution, which lead them directly to 2X.

2X provides a simple management interface and because no training is required, the implementation reduced the pressure on South East Water's IT department as any member of the team can now deliver applications quickly, and with short notice. In comparison, Citrix required a higher skill set and many delays which decreased staff productivity.

2X VirtualDesktopServer 9 delivers secure, centrally-managed access to virtual desktops (VDI) and applications hosted on Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware vSphere, ESX, and ESXi, Parallels Virtuozzo Containers, Citrix XenServer, Oracle VirtualBox, Windows Remote Desktop Services/Windows Terminal Services and other leading virtualization platforms.

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