Posts Tagged ‘ Citrix ’

Tell Me Why I Should Upgrade

February 26, 2014
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DesktopVirtualization

Technology vendors overwhelmingly believe that just because a new version of a product is made available to the marketplace, virtualization technologists will embrace it. However, in order for technologists to move to the newer version, it must: Be technically superior Be easier to administer/maintain Address a compelling business solution.

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XenApp 7.5: Importance of Citrix Announcement

February 5, 2014
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DesktopVirtualization

Last week, Citrix announced the release of XenApp 7.5, which will be available in March. Although the touted features focus on mobility and cloud integration, there’s a key underlying message within this announcement: “Long live virtualized applications and XenApp as a product!”

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AppSense DesktopNow: Deployment without the Overheads

January 22, 2014
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ApplicationVirtualization

AppSense DesktopNow remains one of the leaders in the User State Virtualization market, an important consideration for those deploying non-persistent virtualized desktops and SBC solutions. Besides the deployment of desktop settings and personalization, it also offers application management, user rights management, performance management, and a raft of other features around data and mobility.

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Coopetition: Citrix +/- VMware Products and People

January 13, 2014
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DesktopVirtualizationIcon

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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