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
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
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
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
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)
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
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)
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.
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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)
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
Q) Desktop virtualization has become a hot topic. How does it fit into the
overall virtualization landscape, and what are the key drivers for
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 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' 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
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.
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
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)
What are the linkages of SOA to Cloud, and what is best way to accelerate
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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