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Simon Bramfitt
Simon BramfittSimon is an independent industry analyst covering enterprise desktop, mobile and application virtualization, delivery and management technologies. He is an experienced solutions architect with unmatched insight into the challenges of designing large (200,000 seat plus) high availability presentation and desktop virtualization systems. Simon was invited to join the Citrix Technology Professionals (CTP) group in May 2010 and joined the Virtualization Practice in September 2010

Citrix Workspace Services Promises Next Step Toward Virtual Workspace

May 9, 2014
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DesktopVirtualization

At its annual Synergy Conference in LA’s Anaheim Convention Center on Tuesday, Citrix announced Citrix Workspace Services (CWS), its new flagship product. CWS is a management platform for controlling the creation, management, and delivery of distributed virtual workspace services across multiple public and private clouds. According to Citrix’s marketing message, CWS will design, build, and deliver amazing…

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Happy Birthday, Citrix — Now, Get Back to Work

April 23, 2014
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Citrix100x30

Citrix is twenty-five this year. It’s done pretty well; not everyone can say that they created a market-defining end user computing platform that is used by every major organization in the world—and a few other places as well. So Happy Birthday, guys, and please take the rest of the day off. Just make sure you’re…

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Horizon Suite: VMware Inches Towards The Virtual Workspace

February 21, 2013
By
DesktopVirtualization

VMware took one small step towards the realization of its desktop strategy with the launch of Horizon Suite yesterday, but failed to to make a giant leap.

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Ravello Revives Binary Translation for Cloud Hypervisor

February 7, 2013
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CloudComputing

The team that brought you KVM are back with a new product and new direction. Qumranet founders —Benny Schnaider and Rami Tamir, have lifted the covers off Ravello Systems announcing it nested hypervisor platform HXV and a bold goal to create a cloud spanning hypervisor that will allow workloads to be moved from platform to…

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Was 2012 “The Year of VDI”?

January 2, 2013
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DesktopVirtualization

An end of year survey by Entelechy Associates suggests that this may well be the case. The survey showed that while the total number of desktops being delivered using VDI was still less than 10%, 55% of enterprises either have systems in production or are actively testing, running pilot deployments with 100 or more users.

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2013 Virtualization and Cloud Computing Predictions

CloudComputing

Herewith we offer our 2013 Virtualization and Cloud Computing Predictions. May we also wish everyone a Happy Holiday Season and a prosperous 2013.

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VMware Horizon Mobile is Finally on the Way

November 8, 2012
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CloudComputing

Srinivas Krishnamurti (VMware - Senior Director for Mobile Solutions) has announced that VMware is partnering with Motorola and SoftBank to launch VMware Horizon Mobile in Japan.

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Interview: V3 Systems CEO Peter Bookman

November 7, 2012
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DesktopVirtualization

I caught up with V3 Systems CEO Peter Bookman last week to talk about VDI, the virtualized desktop, and the future of the Windows desktop.

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News: VDI Startup Pano Logic Shuts Down

November 1, 2012
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DesktopVirtualization

It has just been revealed that Bay Area desktop virtualization startup Pano Logic has shut down. The news comes from a surprising source, The Credit Union Times, which scooped the IT world to the news. The news was confirmed by a former Pano Logic employee who requested not to be named.

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