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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

Get ready for the Windows Mainframe

November 18, 2011
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In today's cloud-centric, virtual everything world it's easy to forget that the mainframe still dominates enterprise IT. So when IBM announced zEnterprise in July 2010 its potential as a virtualization platform may have been overlooked. Now however it may be time to look again.

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Quest delivers IE 6 rescue package

November 14, 2011
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With a little over 28 months left until Microsoft ends all support for Windows XP and with Internet Explorer 6, the time to consider their replacements is long overdue. While Microsoft and others have acted to deliver tools to assist with Windows 7 migration activities little effort has been made to address the challenge of…

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Pano Logic Aims High with Pano System 5

November 9, 2011
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Pano Logic Aims High with Pano System 5

Less that 12 months after Pano Logic released Pano System 4 Pano Logic has announced a major update. Not surprising named Pano System 5, this new release provides incremental updates to the previous offering as well as introducing a significant change to the overall system architecture that should position it well for the future.

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Citrix buys cloud storage specialist ShareFile to open post-PC workplace fight

October 24, 2011
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Citrix had a busy day last week, announcing both a five-year agreement with Cisco and the acquisition of six-year-old enterprise filesharing specialist ShareFile (great name by the way).

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AppSense Targets User Installed Apps

October 21, 2011
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Last week AppSense CTO Harry Labana introduced AppSense Strata a free utility to give users the freedom to install their own applications in a secure sandbox without requiring admin rights. When a user attempts to install an application, Strata can intercept the installation process capturing all changes performed during the application installation and writing them…

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Cisco partners with Citrix for Virtual Desktop Dominance

October 13, 2011
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Cisco and Citrix announced a joint initiative to drive mainstream adoption of Virtual Desktop environments through a five-year agreement to integrate technologies and jointly market their respective desktop virtualization solutions.

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VMware’s Roadmap to the post-PC Future

September 9, 2011
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Of late though, VMware has seen more success with View, especially in the small to mid-market, where independent surveys suggest that View sales are keeping pace with (some say exceeding) those of XenDesktop.

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Citrix Releases XenDesktop 5.5, XenApp 6.5, & XenClient 2.0

August 24, 2011
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In what is sure to be seen as a carefully timed spoiler, Citrix today released XenDesktop 5.5, XenApp 6.5, and XenClient 2 along with new versions of the Citrix Receiver client less than a week before VMworld opens its doors in Las Vegas.

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