Posts Tagged ‘ Citrix ’

Coopetition: Citrix +/- VMware Products and People

January 13, 2014
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In the virtualization marketplace, when a vendor expands its core business and attempts to grab a piece of the new market from an existing incumbent, the vendors view each other as competitors. In 2007, when Citrix purchased XenSource, VMware vSphere clearly became the enemy, and Citrix envisioned that XenServer + XenApp/XenDesktop would take over the…

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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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Installing/Packaging Applications: The Unexpected Bottleneck

January 1, 2014
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ApplicationVirtualization

Virtualizing applications is simple, right? After all, Microsoft Office can be installed or packaged in a matter of minutes, so all apps must be this easy. And via a tool like Citrix App Orchestration, the application can be published, secured, and presented to users auto“magic”ally. Thus, application virtualization professionals must have easy jobs, right? 

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Where Will VDI Be in Five Years’ Time?

December 24, 2013
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VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) has long been predicted to be a growth area. This year, the technology has started to edge towards adoption in newer segments, segments in which it has not had significant traction in the past. But will this continue to be the case? Is VDI the computing environment of the future, or just a stepping-stone to another environment altogether?

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Amazon WorkSpaces Furthers Desktop-as-a-Service Validity

November 18, 2013
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DesktopVirtualization

Amazon announced the release of WorkSpaces, a new Desktop-as-a-Service offering. This move helps validate DaaS as part of the whole cloud services stack.

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Transforming Desktops, Applications First

October 28, 2013
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Transforming Desktops, Applications First

Transforming desktops is a multi-faceted process. To start, you need to get a hold of your existing desktop service inventory applications.

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Thinking of a Logical Acquisition for Cisco – Citrix

September 16, 2013
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DataCenterVirtualization

Earlier this week Cisco announced its intention to acquire Whiptail, its 6th acquisition for 2013. The addition to the Unified Computing (UCS) line made sense, as it continues to support their vision to be the infrastructure that clouds run on. To achieve this vision, Cisco will need to make some strategic acquisitions to keep them…

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HP Releases New Thin Client amidst a Growing Market

August 20, 2013
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HP announced the newest addition to the top of their thin client device line. The t820 series focuses on delivering the highest level of performing thin clients, targeting users that historically have not been able to use thin clients in the past. In a press release on August 19th, “There is new and growing demand…

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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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