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Citrix is planning to introduce a so-called self-service "storefront" for enterprise applications later this year called Dazzle. It's supposed to provide corporate employees with 24x7 access to a broad swath of apps, desktops and content to give them what they need when they need it. Dazzle derives from Citrix' theory - itself derived from examples like DirecTV and Apple's iTunes store - that consumerization is changing the shape of enterprise IT and that business dare not ignore all the web-based consumer services available outside the office. It's pull versus push. And Citrix claims push is boring and counterproductive. Expected to ship in the second half, Dazzle will run on Windows and Mac PCs and act as a lightweight storefront for all the applications IT has centrally staged in a head-end infrastructure product like XenApp or any of the Citrix head-end products. ... (more)

NoSQL and Data Virtualization - Soon to Be Best Friends

According to a recent McKinsey Big Data report , "The amount of data in our world has been exploding. Companies capture trillions of bytes of information about their customers, suppliers, and operations, and millions of networked sensors are being embedding in the physical world in devices such as mobile phones and automobiles, sensing, creating and communicating data." NoSQL is increasingly being adopted with the expansion of “big data” use cases. The challenge to enterprises is to integrate disparate NoSQL systems, each with its unique and non-standard API, with their traditional enterprise data sources. Today’s evolved data virtualization platforms provide access to information from almost any type of data store and therefore are inherently well-suited to integrate NoSQL data stores into the enterprise. NoSQL and Data Virtualization Defined NoSQL data stores manag... (more)

Changing App Delivery Strategy? by @LMacVittie | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

One of the more popular methods of dealing with not just with the explosion of devices but the growing challenge of dealing with growth of compute devices under management in general is virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). While VDI has been overshadowed of late by newer and shinier TLAs like SDN and IoT, it remains nonetheless a critical component of most organizations growth strategy. As the technology behind VDI has matured, many organizations have begun to reconsider their initial, early decisions to go with one technology over another. That's natural, as it often takes time after adopting early technologies to really understand the long term costs (TCO) and ability of that technology to scale along with the business. It's also natural because at some point, all solutions end up in the "end of life" category, which means no more vendor support. That's true of ... (more)

Lightboard Lessons: Secure & Optimize VDI

Virtualization continues to impact the enterprise and how IT delivers services to meet business needs. Desktop Virtualization (VDI) offers employees anywhere, anytime, flexible access to their desktops whether they are at home, on the road, in the office or on a mobile device. In this edition of Lightboard Lessons, I show how BIG-IP can secure, optimize and consolidate your VMware Horizon View environment, providing a secure front end access layer for VMware’s VDI infrastructure. ps Related: Simplify VMware View Deployments ... (more)

Sentillion vBusiness' Packaged Desktop Virtualization Solution, vThere(TM), Receives RSA Secured(R) Certification

ANDOVER, Mass., March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Sentillion vBusiness, a division of Sentillion, Inc., today announced that its packaged desktop virtualization solution, vThere(TM), has been awarded RSA Secured(R) certification with RSA SecurID(R), signaling its interoperability with industry leading two-factor authentication technology from RSA, The Security Division of EMC . Additionally, Sentillion joined the RSA Secured Partner Program. vThere is a packaged virtualized desktop solution, which leverages virtualization technology to create a corporate managed secure end-point that runs on any contemporary Microsoft(R) Windows(R)-based workstation. End points at remote locations such as a virtual call center agent's home office are secured and controlled by creating corporate virtual computers, which run on, but are isolated from, the underlying unmanaged PC. As a result of ... (more)

Desktop Virtualization - What's the Best Approach?

Thinking about desktop virtualization, but still trying to figure out the best approach for your project? Join Kidaro Founder and Vice President Ran Kohavi for a discussion of today’s different models for delivering virtual desktops. Q) Desktop virtualization has become a hot topic. How does it fit into the overall virtualization landscape, and what are the key drivers for enterprises? A) Virtualization, defined as the decoupling of computer resources from the underlying hardware, has been a recurring theme in IT for decades. Virtualization’s first major impact was seen in mainframes, where a single system could be configured to look like multiple independent mainframes to support different applications and users. Over the years, almost every major component of the IT infrastructure has been virtualized to increase functionality and reduce costs, includi... (more)

Citrix & Dell Partner on Server Virtualization

Citrix announced the availability of Citrix XenServer software factory integrated on Dell PowerEdge servers. Citrix and Dell have partnered to make integrated server virtualization technology a reality for customers of all sizes. The initial products now available to Dell customers worldwide include the Citrix XenServer Dell Express Edition and Citrix XenServer Dell Enterprise Edition as part of factory-integrated solutions designed to make it even easier for customers to begin implementing their virtualization strategies. The Citrix XenServer Dell products are virtualization solutions that feature integrated Dell management agent technology. As a result, customers can use the same familiar Dell OpenManage System Management software on their existing Dell servers to help increase server and storage utilization. By coupling Citrix XenServer with Dell’s PowerEdge serv... (more)

Citrix Virtualizes NetScaler

Citrix' NetScaler MPX hardware appliance - the application accelerator that Citrix claims is used by the biggest consumer web sites, touching 75% of all Internet users everyday - is going to get a low-end standards-based virtual counterpart. The software-based virtual appliance is called NetScaler VPX and is meant to push NetScaler functionality down the food chain as well as into the cloud. Citrix says it will be downloadable and will run on any standard server, enhancing the delivery of virtualized server and application resources. It will also be usable as a virtualized service in and of itself. VPX is supposed to be a fundamentally different approach to the convergence of virtualization and networking than the usual proprietary hardware. NetScaler functionality includes caching, security and compression that VPX can make deployable on a per-application basis. Multiple... (more)

Virtual Desktop Services Gain TCO Boost with HP Clients and Desktone Cloud

HP and Desktone make strong market moves into the fast-growing desktops as a service (Daas) space, also know as desktop virtualization and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). These new products and services show an aggressive ramp-up and sophistication to deliver a fast-track to DaaS. HP and Desktone, among others, are banking on the down economy to whet the appetites of many kinds of companies -- and myriad uses -- for these far lower cost approaches for delivering full PC functionality without the full PC and local maintenance headaches. HP last week announced a novel new notebook-like thin client device, an entry-level price on mobile units to $550 (yowza!), better WiFi support, and enhanced VDI client and server software. The 4410T mobile thin client, which looks just like a notebook PC, runs Windows Embedded Standard. As the global VDI market leader, HP also upda... (more)

SOA and Cloud: Achieving the Agility Double Play

What are the linkages of SOA to Cloud, and what is best way to accelerate from SOA into Cloud? These questions will be answered by Eric Marks - founder, president, and CEO of AgilePath Corporation - in a breakout session to be given at SYS-CON's 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo (GovITExpo). 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo is taking place on October 6, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC., and you can attend both Mark's session and the entire event FREE by use of the guest code VIPguest here [case sensitive] FREE COUPON CODE FOR VIP PASS REGISTRATION: VIPguest (case sensitive) SOA and Cloud are complementary initiatives, and they build on and support one another. This session will present SOA and Cloud patterns that show the linkages of SOA to Cloud, and how to accelerate from SOA into Cloud. Register Today and Save ! Vie... (more)

Moving Your RIA Apps into the Cloud: Seven Challenges

Rich Internet Applications has become a de facto standard for enterprise software applications. Cloud computing is becoming the standard for software delivery. However, if you want to move your RIA apps into the cloud, using your favorite AJAX framework and putting them in a third-party hosting is not just enough. In his session at Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, Matias Bagini, CEO of JRapid Corp., will discuss the many challenges you'll face if you want to move your RIA apps into the SaaS model. Multitenancy, clustering, robustness, mashups, security, productivity and multi-browser programming are among them. In this session you will also learn about these challenges and some of the ways you can deal with them. The 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo is co-located with the 7th International Virtualization Conference & Expo and will be taking pla... (more)