What influence do hypervisor offerings from VMware, Citrix, and Microsoft have on the application virtualization vendor solution? In the case of VMware’s Horizon View, there is only one choice, because the product does not function with any other hypervisor. And in the case of Microsoft’s Remote Desktop, many organizations that use this technology are based on Hyper-V, because they are Microsoft-only shops. But what about Citrix? Continue reading Application Virtualization: Is It Really the Tale of the Hypervisor?
Citrix has tightly coupled NetScaler with XenApp/XenDesktop, inducing users to look no further than NetScaler for gateway functionality. Between NetScaler Gateway’s complexity and cost, will conditions encourage third-party vendors to try to wedge their way into the Citrix gateway/load balancer/delivery controller market? Continue reading XenApp/XenDesktop + NetScaler Gateway or … ?
Applications are one of the most complex aspects of virtualization because of the uniqueness of each environment. While most vendors have focused on testing, diagnosing, and/or packaging applications in order to determine suitability and to create workarounds necessary for implementation, FSLogix has taken a refreshingly unique approach.
If you’re reading this article, there’s a good chance that you own a smartphone and maybe a tablet or two and that you use ActiveSync to retrieve your corporate email through your personal devices. But did you know that both you and your Exchange administrator have the ability to remote wipe not only your email but your entire device? Continue reading Why Virtualized Email Is Safer than ActiveSync Email on Your Personal Devices
Just in time to create a stir during VMworld, Citrix has announced XenApp/XenDesktop 7.6, which had been called Project Arthur internally. Although version 7.6 will not be available until next month, it has taken Citrix more than a year to achieve feature parity for it with XenApp 6.5. In addition to finally making the expected features available, Citrix has also integrated a few new HDX features into the new release.