Solved

Citrix in the Industry

Posted on 2011-03-10
4
568 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hi all, I have been a Microsoft/Exchange guy for about 10 years now.  I have an oportunity to take a new position as a dedicated Citrix administrator and give up the Windows and Exchange stuff.  My question to you all is how wildly used is citrix in the industry?  is it a dying technology? will it be a risk to dedicate myself to this?

Thank you in advance for your input.

harpoon
0
Comment
Question by:harpoon70
4 Comments
 
LVL 119

Accepted Solution

by:
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 42 total points
ID: 35106535
I've been working with Citrix since 1995. I don't think Citrix technologies are dying.

But a dediciated Citrix Admin is a specialist area, not as broad as Microsoft or Exchange.

Citrix Admin of what? Citrix has many products now, not just thin client?
0
 
LVL 36

Assisted Solution

by:Carl Webster
Carl Webster earned 42 total points
ID: 35107059
I have been working with Citrix stuff since 1990.  I just went the self employed route beginning of February 2011.  I am absolutely buried in Citrix work.  If I worked 40 hours a day I doubt I could keep up with all the offers for work.  But then again, I have been at this for a while.  Citrix has numerous products and technologies.  I believe the reason I am so busy is not only do I know the Citrix stuff but I also do AD and Exchange.  I wouldn't give up on the Windows and Exchange stuff.  Just add Citrix to your product mix.
0
 
LVL 14

Assisted Solution

by:amichaell
amichaell earned 41 total points
ID: 35109032
It's not a risk.  Citrix is a good technology in high demand.  More and more I believe companies are looking to consolidate and move closer to a centralized management solution.  At the same time I wouldn't limit myself to pure Citrix.  You will benefit from having experience with other virtualization technologies, such as VMWare and Hyper-V.  Also good to know some of the periphery technologies, such as Active Directory, storage, and security.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:harpoon70
ID: 35112564
All good advise and will use it in my decision making. thank you all
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Is your company's data protection keeping pace with virtualization? Here are 7 dynamic ways to adapt to rapid breakthroughs in technology.
This article explains the steps required to use the default Photos screensaver to display branding/corporate images
How to install and configure Citrix XenApp 6.5 - Part 1. In this video tutorial we have explained step by step installation of Citrix XenApp 6.5 Server on Windows Server 2008 R2 is explained in this video. We have explained the difference between…
Microsoft Active Directory, the widely used IT infrastructure, is known for its high risk of credential theft. The best way to test your Active Directory’s vulnerabilities to pass-the-ticket, pass-the-hash, privilege escalation, and malware attacks …

828 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question