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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 VDI-in-a-Box goes mainstream

March 5, 2012
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In a much needed change of direction, Citrix has taken the training wheels off VDI-in-a-Box (VIAB) and is allowing it to compete unfettered against XenDesktop.

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Citrix and Dell team up to deliver VDI-in-a-Box

February 28, 2012
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Dell has joined the the highly competitive and technically diversified single box desktop virtualization market in partnership with Citrix to package VDI-in-a-Box as a virtual appliance. The somewhat awkwardly named Dell "DVS Simplified 1010" appliance is built on the Dell PowerEdge R710 rack server that comes pre-installed with Citrix XenServer 5.6 and VDI-in-a-Box 5.0.

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Cisco VXI gets closer to Citrix and VMware, playing the field or looking for a long-term partner?

February 20, 2012
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Cisco surprised a few people on Monday morning with two press releases announcing that it was to start reselling both Citrix XenDesktop and VMware View.

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Mitel and VMware combine technologies to Bring VDI to the Call Center

February 15, 2012
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Mitel and VMware combine technologies to Bring VDI to the Call Center

While desktop virtualization may never achieve the desktop dominance that was foretold by many analysts, new technologies continue to appear that both reduce costs and increase deployment opportunities. This week, Unified Communications (UC) vendor Mitel Networks announced its first foray into the virtual workspace market by announcing support for the VMware View UC APIs within…

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Quest Aiming to Own Desktop Virtualization Market with vWorkspace 7.5

February 8, 2012
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Quest has for many years found itself as third-place runner-up to Citrix and VMware in the VDI business. In some respects this was justified, in others much less so. Quest has neither the resources or virtualization focus of Citrix and VMware, nor does it have the same the channel depth or marketing budget of its…

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Building the Personal Cloud

January 27, 2012
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Step back to Citrix CEO Mark Templeton's keynote at Citrix Synergy in San Francisco and you would have heard him talk of "The Three Cs - the Public Cloud, Private Cloud, and Personal Cloud." Hang on a moment, "Personal Cloud" what's that? For years Citrix used to talk about "any any any" and it did…

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Mobile Hypervisors Will Spur BYOD Adoption, but not this year

January 19, 2012
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Not quite ready for prime time, but well beyond the point of speculation, mobile hypervisors are set to start reshaping the way that businesses and consumers will view the mobile devices.

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News: Virsto introduces new virtual storage options for VMware and Hyper-V

January 17, 2012
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News: Virsto introduces new virtual storage options for VMware and Hyper-V

The virtual storage market is hotting up with Virsto Stoftware’s announcement of two new products for release Tuesday, January 17th. Following on from its June 2011 acquisition of EvoStor and building on its existing Virsto for VDI platform, Silicon Valley-based Virsto Software has made good on its investment by announcing the release of Virsto for vSphere.

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Atlantis Computing Diskless VDI: VDI warming up to compete on cost with desktop PC

January 16, 2012
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Atlantis Computing announced today the release of Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI™ and overnight put VDI on track to be cost competitive with desktop PCs.

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