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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.

Ron Oglesby Peels Back the Layers of Unidesk

February 18, 2014
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DesktopVirtualization

So, the key value associated with Unidesk is its layering technology. The reason for this is that it enables customers to have VDI deployments and not be consumed with worry to the same degree as are most shops that have persistent VDI instances (VDI VMs assigned to one user that are always available and always…

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VDI, a Beauty & a Beast: A Nutanix Story

February 11, 2014
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DesktopVirtualization

Recently, I wrote an article about what Citrix has done around virtualizing GPUs and GPU sharing, based on a podcast with Derek Thorslund, director of product management for HDX at Citrix. When the story hit the social media sphere, I got clobbered with hits about Nutanix and its partnership with Citrix and NVIDIA, along with…

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VMware’s Sr. Cloud Realist: A Conversation with Mike Laverick

February 7, 2014
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CloudComputing

So, if you don’t know Mike Laverick, do yourself a big favor and listen to the podcast below. He is a VMware vExpert currently working as the Senior Cloud Infrastructure Evangelist for VMware. His focus is vCloud Director, vCloud Automation Center, and pretty much anything else at VMware that has “Cloud” in the title. He…

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Citrix Solved the vGPU Problem, So…Where Is the Parade?

January 9, 2014
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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…

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Bromium Is a King Hit to the Anti-Virus Establishment

January 2, 2014
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VirtualizationSecurity

I had the pleasure of speaking with Simon Crosby recently. For those of you who do not recognize the name or are not familiar with XenServer, let me enlighten you. Simon was a co-founder of XenSource (now XenServer), which is a hypervisor that Citrix acquired in order to compete in the VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure)…

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Mobility Bytes – Citrix’s Mobile Strategy Has Sharp Teeth & It’s Attacking from Every Side

August 9, 2013
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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…

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