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Application/Desktop Virtualization: The Big Three and … ?

ApplicationVirtualizationWhen you think of application or desktop virtualization, you likely think about “The Big Three”: Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop, VMware Horizon View, and Microsoft Remote Desktop Services. Without a doubt, these three vendors comprise the majority of the mindshare and market share.

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Citrix Synergy 2014: Will the Vision Hit the Mark?

Citrix100x30Although the Citrix Synergy 2014 agenda focuses on mobility, the newest and largest sponsors instead seem to be entrenched in storage and add-ons to the traditional XenApp/XenDesktop offerings. While mobility does have a growing place in business solutions, is the market headed in one direction while Citrix attemps to lead us down another path?

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Happy Birthday, Citrix — Now, Get Back to Work

Citrix100x30Citrix is twenty-five this year. It’s done pretty well; not everyone can say that they created a market-defining end user computing platform that is used by every major organization in the world—and a few other places as well.

So Happy Birthday, guys, and please take the rest of the day off. Just make sure you’re in early tomorrow morning.  Continue reading Happy Birthday, Citrix — Now, Get Back to Work

Winds of Change: What Does Horizon 6 Mean for Microsoft and Citrix?

DesktopVirtualizationAt first glance, it looks like VMware’s recently announced Horizon 6 platform is an admission by VMware that applications, rather than desktops, do matter, and that Citrix has been on the right track all along. Certainly, XenApp has been a thorn in the side of many VMware View implementations through the years, allowing people to deliver applications to solve problems that View could only solve by throwing more desktops at them. XenApp has always, for all its problems, offered a simple way to host and distribute applications to a wide variety of user devices.

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News: Game On! VMware Horizon 6 vs. Citrix XenDesktop/XenApp 7.5

DesktopVirtualizationVMware announced its new Horizon 6 product yesterday. The key new aspect of this offering is the addition of published application functionality, meaning that Horizon now competes directly with Citrix XenApp in addition to XenDesktop. Continue reading News: Game On! VMware Horizon 6 vs. Citrix XenDesktop/XenApp 7.5