Sep2016

Citrix Releases XenDesktop 7.11: Déjà Vu and Much More

Yesterday, Citrix announced the release of XenDesktop 7.11, which is the next version subsequent to v7.9. And no, v7.10 wasn’t released while you were vacationing this summer; Citrix elected not to release v7.10 because of conflicts that may be generated …
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Oct2015

Management Tools: A Weak Spot for Citrix XenDesktop

Forrester recently completed an in-depth study entitled The Forrester Wave™: Server-Hosted Virtual Desktops (VDI), Q3 2015, which offers a complete analysis of significant providers in this space, including Citrix, Dell, Microsoft, and VMware. Overall, Citrix XenDesktop was rated high in most …
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May2015

Dell Delivers Hyperconverged XenDesktop Appliance

Two weeks ago, Virtualization Practice Analyst Jo Harder mourned the passing of Citrix VDI-in-a-Box and forecasted that its target SMB market would look to hyperconverged infrastructure appliances to deliver complexity-free VDI. Dell clearly had the same thought, because just one …
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Nov2014

The Cloud Workspace, Part 1: DaaS by Any Other Name?

In reviewing various DaaS services over the last few months, a common theme has emerged: Any and every service provider wants to deliver, or at least wants you to think that it can deliver, some sort of cloud workspace. But …
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Jan2014

Coopetition: Citrix +/- VMware Products and People

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 …
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