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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

Pano Logic Steals Cloud Client Mantel from Wyse

July 16, 2012
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DesktopVirtualization

Sometimes this approach works, with few exceptions everybody understands what is meant by "thin client" and "zero client" even when the details of the implementation are wildly different – a Dell Wyse Xenith 2 zero client and a Pano Logic G2M zero client may have widely diverging approaches to delivering a zero configuration plug and…

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Citrix Delivers Multi-tenant VDI Service

July 5, 2012
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DesktopVirtualization

Sridhar Mullapudi, Director of Product Management at Citrix Systems, took to the Citrix Blog last Friday to announced Server VDI is here! Deliver Multi-tenant Cloud hosted VDI desktops from the Cloud giving every appearance of being particularly pleased with himself. As well he might.

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News: Piston Cloud and Gridcentric Partner to Deliver First Commercial OpenStack VDI Platform

June 27, 2012
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DesktopVirtualization

Piston Cloud Computing raised a few eyebrows on Tuesday with the announcement that it was extending its Piston Enterprise OS (PentOS) to provide a platform for hosting virtual desktops (VDI) through an exclusive licensing deal with Toronto-based Gridcentric for its innovative Virtual Memory Streaming (VMS) technology.

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Bromium unveils micro-virtualization trustworthy security vision

June 21, 2012
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VirtualizationSecurity

One year after announcing that he and XenSource co-founder Ian Pratt were leaving Citrix to launch Bromium with former Pheonix Technologies CTO Gaurav Banga; Simon Crosby was back at the GigaOM Structure conference in San Francisco today to unveil Bromium's micro-virtualization technology together with its plans to transform enterprise endpoint security.

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Gridcentric aims to shakeup VDI with Virtual Memory Streaming

June 20, 2012
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DesktopVirtualization

Toronto based start-up Gridcentric, is developing a technology that it refers to as Virtual Memory Streaming that has the potential to reshape the economics of VDI, and deliver the holy Grail of a VDI desktop for less than the price of a PC.

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Dell Continues Software and Services Expansion with Euro Cloud Investment

June 15, 2012
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CloudComputing

With the bottom falling out of the box shifting business, Dell continues its efforts to refocus it's business along more profitable lines. Dell first announced the appropriately named Dell Cloud at VMworld Las Vegas last August based out of its Plan0 Texas Data Center. Now it has set its sights on the rapidly growing European…

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Apple Joins the post-PC Revolution

June 12, 2012
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CloudComputing

Apple unveiled the latest iCloud iteration at it's Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco yesterday, beefing up the the fledgling service with new features that show for the first time that it too understands what post-PC means

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Cisco puts Cius on hold as BYOD growth kills the enterprise tablet

June 5, 2012
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DesktopVirtualization

The continued growth of BYOD and the increased maturity of mobile device management and mobile application management tools have forced Cisco to rethink both its enterprise collaboration strategy and its tablet strategy. Cisco came early to the enterprise tablet market announcing the Cius in mid-2010 just 3 months after Apple launched the first generation iPad.

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Dell-Quest deal will strengthen Dell enterprise services and force shakeout in desktop virtualization market

May 29, 2012
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According to Bloomberg News Dell is in discussions to acquire Quest Software in a bid to strengthen its enterprise software services portfolio. Dell has been shopping, with five acquisitions announced so far this year, to add software, computer storage and networking gear to its lineup of PCs, which account for 52% of its sales. With…

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