May2015

VMware Project Enzo Rains Fiery Death on Citrix Workspace Parade

On March 11 on the VMware end-user computing blog, Sumit Dhawan casually announced VMware’s next big thing: Project Enzo. A former Citrix exec, Sumit Dhawan is now VMware’s senior vice president and general manager, desktop products, End-User Computing.

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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May2015

Dell Appliance for Wyse — Business-Class VDI for $331 per Desktop

Toward the beginning of last month, I compared the costs of DaaS and VDI, suggesting that the difference was too small to declare a winner. The three-year cost of a bare-bones DaaS service, like Amazon WorkSpaces, comes in at about $315,000, …
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Apr2015

Workload-Optimized Hyperconvergence for VDI

Last year’s EVO:RAIL specification from VMware marked the commoditization of hyperconverged infrastructure appliances (HCIAs). In the months that followed, seven new HCIAs were launched, all sharing a common hardware and software specification, with only minor differentiation to distinguish one product …
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Apr2015

Linux and Android Come to Any Device

For years, the Citrix Systems cheerleading team waved its pom-poms to the resounding chant of “Any, Any, Any!” Any app, anywhere, on any device, knowing all too well that while it could deliver apps anywhere and on any device, its ability …
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