Citrix Systems - Infoworld en Citrix buys Framehawk to give virtual desktops a boost <p>Citrix Systems has acquired Framehawk for an undisclosed sum, and will use the company's technology to improve the performance of virtual desktops and applications over wireless networks.</p> <p>With the increased adoption of tablets and smartphones in enterprises, performance becomes an issue over Wi-Fi and cellular networks where access may be intermittent or poor due to congestion, high packet loss and or high latency, according to Citrix.</p> Networking The Industry Standard Virtualization Citrix Systems Wi-Fi Virtual Desktop M&A Wed, 08 Jan 2014 15:31:21 +0000 admin 233751 at 10 big virtualization and cloud stories from 2013 <p>Those of us who have spent much of our IT careers wrapped up inside of a nice, warm cocoon of virtualization were fortunate to have front row seats to another great year, as virtualization technologies continued to flourish in 2013. Virtualization remained a key component in the modern data center, and cloud computing continued to grow in importance -- both of which helped take all things virtual in a number of interesting directions.</p> Virtualization Citrix Systems Server Virtualization Cloud Storage Virtual Desktop Mobile Device Management (MDM) SDN Cloud Computing Security Virtualization Mon, 06 Jan 2014 17:07:42 +0000 David Marshall 233450 at EMC sues startup for stealing trade secrets through staff hires <p>EMC has sued Pure Storage for allegedly colluding with some of the storage giant's former employees to misappropriate and bring to the startup confidential EMC information and trade secrets, including lists and notes on current and potential customers.</p> <p>Pure Storage CEO Scott Dietzen on Tuesday described the suit by EMC as a sideshow to the real competition between Pure Storage and EMC: delivering next-generation all-flash storage that is "rapidly replacing incumbent mechanical disk systems of which EMC is the market leader."</p> Storage The Industry Standard Citrix Systems Storage Technology Business Wed, 06 Nov 2013 16:48:30 +0000 admin 230313 at Review: WebEx vs. GoToMeeting vs. MyTrueCloud <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="" alt="Review: WebEx vs. GoToMeeting vs. MyTrueCloud" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Thomas Friedman famously announced that "the world is flat" in his 2005 book of that name. He was writing about globalization.</p> Applications Cloud Computing Cisco Systems Citrix Systems Collaboration Software SaaS Applications Cloud Computing Fri, 25 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 229198 at Citrix aims for VMware, Amazon with new cloud strategy <p>Citrix Tuesday updated its cloud computing strategy, saying that its platform --which is based off the Apache CloudStack project -- can span both private on-premises deployments and public clouds and is the only one in the market that takes an application-centric approach to architecting clouds.</p> Cloud Computing Citrix Systems EMC VMware OpenStack PaaS Private Cloud Wed, 25 Sep 2013 11:31:33 +0000 admin 227467 at New version of Citrix XenClient lets users install apps <p>The latest version of Citrix Systems' XenClient offers better integration with its other desktop virtualization offerings and more user personalization, as the vendor hopes to make the bare-metal hypervisor more popular among road warriors.</p> Virtualization Citrix Systems Virtual Desktop Applications Wed, 07 Aug 2013 13:25:32 +0000 admin 224364 at Citrix adds audio, video chat to Podio enterprise collaboration suite <p>Citrix has added native video and audio chat to its Podio enterprise social suite to complement the other communication and collaboration features in the product.</p> <p>Podio's video and audio chat feature is launched from the suite's browser-based interface, so users can initiate these types of communication sessions without moving to a separate product, the company said Tuesday.</p> Applications Citrix Systems Collaboration Software Instant Messaging Social Networking Video Conferencing Tue, 09 Jul 2013 11:30:05 +0000 admin 222273 at Citrix and Nvidia accelerate desktop virtualization with virtual GPUs <p>Nvidia's portfolio of hardware, software, and appliances has been focused of late on providing GPU acceleration within the data center. Until recently, the company's general-purpose GPU (GPGPU) development was largely aimed at high-performance computing (HPC) environments. But now Nvidia is going after the much larger enterprise market with its new Grid GPU <a href="">virtualization</a> technology.</p> Virtualization Citrix Systems BYOD Virtual Desktop Cloud Computing Data Center Tue, 28 May 2013 16:16:59 +0000 David Marshall 219417 at Citrix pitches cloud-based webcasts with GoToWebcast <p>Citrix System's GoToWebcast has become generally available in North America and Europe, offering users a cloud-based webcasting tool for up to 5,000 attendees.</p> <p>The subscription-based GoToWebcast allows users to broadcast unlimited audio and video presentations to live and on-demand audiences that can access them using mobile devices such as Apple's iPhones and iPads, or Android-based smartphones and tablets.</p> Cloud Computing Citrix Systems Unified Communications Video Conferencing Fri, 19 Apr 2013 16:26:42 +0000 admin 216859 at Citrix bequeaths Xen to the Linux Foundation <p>In an effort to attract a more diverse set of contributors, enterprise software vendor Citrix has donated its open source Xen hypervisor to the Linux Foundation.</p> <p>Citrix announced the donation Monday at the Linux Foundation's Collaboration Summit, being held this week in San Francisco.</p> Data Center Open Source Software Virtualization Citrix Systems Linux Server Virtualization Open Source Software Data Center Mon, 15 Apr 2013 18:49:01 +0000 admin 216512 at Citrix adds editing capabilities to ShareFile, updates Podio mobile apps <p>Citrix Systems has upgraded its Podio applications for Android and iOS, as well as the ShareFile app for the latter, which can now be used to edit Microsoft Office documents.</p> <p>Podio is a cloud-based collaboration platform, while ShareFile is pitched as an enterprise-friendly alternative for online storage and file sharing.</p> <p><strong><strong>[ Discover what's new in business applications with <a href=";source=ifwelg_fssr">InfoWorld's Technology: Applications newsletter</a>.</strong> ]</strong></p> Applications Mobile Technology Citrix Systems Android Collaboration Software iPad iPhone Mobile Apps Office Software Tue, 19 Mar 2013 18:22:17 +0000 admin 214806 at Seven of the biggest desktop virtualization stories in 2012 <p><a href="">Server virtualization</a> has become so mainstream that I feel confident nearly every single organization has at least one server running some type of hypervisor platform in their data center today. But for some reason, the <a href="">virtual desktop</a> hasn't caught on in the same way as its bigger sibling -- at least not in corporate America.</p> Virtualization Citrix Systems Microsoft Oracle Hybrid Cloud Virtual Desktop Private Cloud Open Source Software Data Center Mon, 14 Jan 2013 18:30:10 +0000 David Marshall 210760 at Seven of the biggest server virtualization news stories in 2012 <p>It's hard to believe that <a href="">server virtualization</a> on the x86 platform has been around for 12 years already. For some of us, server virtualization is becoming old hat. But keep in mind, a new generation of <a href="">virtualization</a> administrators has only recently joined the club. If you're among the new recruits, don't worry -- it's far from boring!</p> Virtualization Citrix Systems Microsoft Oracle Server Virtualization Data Center Networking Security Virtualization Mon, 07 Jan 2013 16:36:13 +0000 David Marshall 210207 at Citrix acquires Zenprise to extend its BYOD offerings <p>Extending its line of enterprise management software for mobile devices, Citrix is acquiring device management software provider Zenprise.</p> <p>Citrix will fold the Zenprise software into its own Citrix CloudGateway and Me@Work packages. The company claims the combined portfolio will let customers manage mobile devices, applications and data with a single package of software.</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Citrix Systems M&A Mobile Device Management (MDM) Thu, 06 Dec 2012 12:44:55 +0000 admin 208588 at Citrix and NetApp simplify on-premises data sharing <p>Citrix Systems and NetApp have jointly developed a software and hardware package optimized for Citrix's ShareFile with StorageZones.</p> <p>ShareFile with StorageZones is Citrix's enterprise-friendly answer to cloud-based file storage and sharing services like DropBox, Apple's iCloud and Google's Drive, and allows CIOs to place data in the organization's own data center as opposed to in the cloud.</p> Storage Citrix Systems Data Deduplication Cloud Storage Thu, 08 Nov 2012 14:29:06 +0000 admin 206656 at Citrix ShareFile upgrade gives IT control of personal cloud-based storage <p>Citrix Systems is giving back to IT departments some control over personal cloud-based storage with ShareFile StorageZones, which allows user content to be stored in enterprises' own data centers, the company announced at the Synergy conference in Barcelona.</p> <p>Cloud-based services such as DropBox, Apple's iCloud and Google's Drive are changing the way data is stored and shared, but for enterprises they also mean a loss of control over how and where content is stored.</p> Cloud Computing Storage Citrix Systems Cloud Storage IaaS Storage Wed, 17 Oct 2012 17:05:49 +0000 admin 205142 at Citrix previews common management console in move to the cloud <p>Citrix Systems has started to detail the future of Windows desktops and applications in its virtual environments with tech previews of Excalibur and Merlin, the first versions of its Project Avalon.</p> <p><a href="">Project Avalon, which Citrix announced in May</a>, aims to transform any Windows application or desktop into a service that runs on either a private or public cloud and is delivered across any network, to any device.</p> Cloud Computing Virtualization Citrix Systems Application Virtualization Virtual Desktop Private Cloud Wed, 17 Oct 2012 15:22:45 +0000 admin 205138 at Citrix lets users access PCs and Macs from Kindle Fire <p>Citrix Systems has released an enhanced GoToMyPC app for Android devices allowing anyone with an Android phone or tablet, including Amazon's Kindle Fire family, to access their Internet-connected Mac or PC over a mobile network.</p> <p>Features of the app include a 300 percent zoom, support for multitasking and full keyboard functionality, including keys like Alt, Ctrl, and Tab. On PCs, users can also lock the keyboard and blank the screen on the computer they access.</p> Mobile Technology Citrix Systems Android Mobile Apps Tue, 16 Oct 2012 12:50:46 +0000 admin 204990 at Citrix takes the battle to VMware with launch of XenServer 6.1 <p>Citrix is raising its virtualization battle with <a href="">VMware</a> to a whole other level. The company recently released the latest version of its <a href="">server virtualization</a> platform, XenServer 6.1.</p> Virtualization Citrix Systems EMC VMware Server Virtualization IaaS Private Cloud Data Center Virtualization Mon, 08 Oct 2012 15:43:12 +0000 David Marshall 204258 at Citrix invests in platform-as-a-service company CumuLogic <p>Citrix Systems has invested in PaaS (platform-as-a-service) startup CumuLogic, as it sees enterprises embrace new types of applications specifically designed to run in the cloud, the company said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The investment was made by Citrix's Startup Accelerator, which invests in early-stage startups. Citrix did not divulge the amount of the investment.</p> Cloud Computing Citrix Systems PaaS Tue, 11 Sep 2012 18:26:40 +0000 admin 202100 at