As the SMB continues upward along the growth curve, so to does its adoption of virtualization. Turn the wayback machine to May 2011, and you may remember Citrix’s efforts to deepen its SMB relationships by acquiring the SMB-friendly virtualization company Kaviza and its VDI-in-a-Box technology.
The National Broadband Network Company this morning revealed it would deploy Citrix-based desktop and application virtualisation to help provide services to its burgeoning workforce – including third-parties which need access to its systems.
Will Citrix Systems (NASDAQ: CTXS) buy Nutanix — setting up a data center storage war with EMC and VMware? That’s the latest virtualization acquisition rumor. The Citrix-Nutanix chatter follows VMware’s Nicira buyout, Oracle’s Xsigo purchase, and Cisco Systems’ investment in Insieme.
Written by: Graeme Philipson | Published in: DealsThe fast growing mobile device management (MDM) market just got a whole lot hotter. The market has been dominated by small startups, but now one of them has been acquired by major virtualisation and thin client vendor Citrix.
Teleworkers who want to use one computer to run both work and personal applications securely and independently are the target for Citrix’s Xen Client, currently in beta, which the company hopes to launch “toward the end of the year” - around 12 months later than originally expected.
The project I am currently working on requires me to use a Citrix desktop client. While the Citrix desktop client isn't all that bad, I am not (nor will I ever be) an admin in that desktop environment. As a developer - this couldn't be any more frustrating.
Citrix has acquired virtualisation management solutions vendor, VMLogix which it says will further accelerate its OpenCloud strategy, and, at the same time, announced several additions to its OpenCloud platform, including a self-service interface to its XenServer server virtualisation product.