Items Tagged: Citrix
Improving remote office management is one of the key initiatives in practically every IT shop we have talked to in the past eighteen months. The reason is simple: greater than 60% of corporate data is outside the data center and often half of that is in remote locations. Practically all data outside datacenters is poorly managed today.
The world of the remote and branch office (ROBO) has become increasingly complex in the past two years. As more and more enterprises seek to address business challenges that span many geographies, developing a coherent, converged wide-area strategy becomes paramount. We see that customers need to find solutions that optimize their flexibility from a converged platform.
Citrix's free verson of XenServer, available in late March, will include management features, resource sharing, and live virtual machine migration, making it the latest run at giant VMware's Virtual Infrastructure suite.
Riverbed RIOS 4.0
On March 14th, Riverbed released RiOS 4.0, a major enhancement to its flagship operating system behind the Riverbed Steelhead WDS (wide-area data services) appliance. With RiOS 4.0, Riverbed has addressed several crucial areas in terms of accelerating encrypted, secure traffic and improving the performance of chatty web-based applications that previously had been unaddressed by WDS products.
David Marshall and I weigh in on what the Citrix-McAfee virtualization security announcement means.
While desktop virtualization might not be moving as fast as the industry would like it to, Citrix and Microsoft are pumping the gas pedal as fast as they can. At Citrix’s recent analyst gathering, I was impressed by the company’s laser-like focus on the end user experience.
Building the Virtual Infrastructure with DataCore SANsymphony-V
There's a ball and chain hanging on your virtualization projects - and it's that pesky storage stuff. Storage that isn't flexible, can't adapt to changes, is wrapped with poor provisioning practices, and where sheer physicality and lack of abstraction seem to get in the way of every virtual server task. There's no secret in the fact we think storage virtualization can set the virtual infrastructure free, but let's take a look at one vendor's product, and how it tackles some of those issues in the Hyper-V infrastructure.
Citrix is bringing to market a series of offerings that enables users to evolve to the cloud at their own pace and in a non-disruptive way.
Citrix’s cloud announcements are coming in hot and heavy. One major outreach is providing cloud-based application delivery, file sharing and IT access control for corporations.