Citrix Beats Earnings — Still Cuts

Citrix released its Q4 2014 earnings last Wednesday, handily beating Wall Street expectations by reporting earnings of $1.10 cents per share on revenues of $851 million, up six percent on the same quarter in 2013, against Wall Street expectations of $1.03 cents per share on revenue of $844 million on both counts. At the same time, Citrix announced … Continue reading Citrix Beats Earnings — Still Cuts

Which Cloud Do You Use?

We are curious about which cloud or clouds everyone uses, as the market is rather diverse, ranging from Amazon Web Services to clouds based on OpenStack, VMware vCloud, and community clouds that meet specific needs. Are you using multiple clouds, just one cloud, or no clouds? We’d like to hear your answers to these questions. We … Continue reading Which Cloud Do You Use?

Desktop Hypervisors in 2015

Four and a half years ago, I wrote an article exploring the competition between Citrix and VMware in the desktop hypervisors space: Citrix and VMware face-off over client hypervisors. Citrix had just released XenDesktop 4.0 Feature Pack 2, which introduced XenClient as a bundled component in XenDesktop. One month earlier, at VMworld, VMware had broken … Continue reading Desktop Hypervisors in 2015

Skinning the Apps

Our recent Virtualization EUC podcast conversation with Itzik Spitzen, CTO of Reddo Mobility, explained how his company turns Microsoft programs into web apps. Gray dogs like myself will remember how, back in the days of “everything is turning into a web app,” we used XenApp as a temporary solution. Because of this, most of Citrix’s … Continue reading Skinning the Apps

Is the Cloud Just So Many Legos?

I was recently looking at LegoTM parts, and I started to consider the myriad of LegosTM and the broad categories they fit within. Then I had a thought. Is the cloud just so many LegosTM? SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, and DaaS are various categories of clouds. We could call them the fundamental building blocks or bricks … Continue reading Is the Cloud Just So Many Legos?