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Glenda Canfield
Glenda CanfieldCitrixgurl (A.K.A. Glenda Canfield) is an expert on virtualization in the enterprise and has more than 15 years of experience designing and supporting on-demand data centers. Her experience includes large distributed data centers with concurrent Citrix connections in the tens of thousands. As well as significant experience with VMWare. While not an "expert" speaker, she has presented at Citrix Iforum, Citrix Summit and Briforum. She also writes the occasional article and has been published by multiple sources as well as quoted in multiple articles.

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Recently I had the pleasure of speaking with Tim Mackey on the User Experience Podcast, Episode 8. Tim has been with Citrix for ten years and has been working with XenServer exclusively since 2009. Our conversation revolves around what the XenServer density capabilities are. There has been an ongoing conflict between density stories about Citrix…

DesktopVirtualization

In March 2013, Citrix announced they had GPU sharing working and available for XenApp (multi-user/RDS). In December 2013, they announced it was available for XenDesktop (multi-OS/VDI). This has been a major barrier to adoption for many companies that need the ability to deliver a high-end multimedia experience to their end users in order to gain…

DesktopVirtualization

As you can probably tell from the title, Citrix is leveraging their biggest advantages in the mobility/BYOD race: their understanding of ALL client operating systems, multimedia in both SBC and VDI environments, and their established partnerships with hardware and OS vendors. In a conversation (you can listen to it yourself by clicking the audio file above) I had with Chris Fleck, VP Mobility & Alliances at Citrix (@chrisfleck), we spent an hour talking about the various methods Citrix has decided to use to manage mobile devices in both multi-user and multi-OS virtual environments, while extending their function from consumption to productivity. Oh, yeah, they have also changed their product and technology names to reflect their commitment to mobility; shocking I know.

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