In his keynote at @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, Director of IoT Engineering at
Citrix and co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, focused on building an IoT platform
and company. He provided a behind-the-scenes look at Octoblu's platform,
business, and pivots along the way (including the Citrix acquisition of
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Chris Matthieu is the co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, a revolutionary
real-time IoT platform recently acquired by Citrix. Octoblu connects things,
systems, people and clouds to a global mesh network allowing users to
automate and control design flows, processes and sensor data, and
analyze/react to real-time events and messages as well as big data trends and
Prior to co-founding Octoblu, Chris was the founder of Nodester, an
open-source Node.JS PaaS which was acquired by AppFog and the founder of
Teleku, ... (more)
Apps from the Cloud frequently means limited function browser based web apps
that may be OK for personal use but don’t cut it in the business world.
Citrix as an industry leader delivering full featured enterprise windows apps
to business has now enabled the Cloud to provide the delivery system. As a
public demonstration Citrix has posted a pre-built XenApp Server in
Amazon’s Xen based EC2 offering.
Anyone can now start demonstrating and testing rich windows app delivery from
the Cloud in minutes without committing to hardware or the typical set up and
A detailed blog post and video is available here.
This capability demonstrating rapid deployment of app delivery from the Cloud
opens the door further to recognizing the potential of the Cloud for
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Citrix Online, the Web conferencing category growth leader and a division of
Citrix Systems extends its market leadership by offering a range of audio
conferencing services along with its Web conferencing suite. Business of all
sizes can now experience a variety of high definition audio and Web
conferencing services together. With this comprehensive offering, customers
benefit from enhanced convenience, performance and affordability.
Through Citrix Online, customers can choose a standalone audio solution with
HiDef Conferencing or HiDef Corporate, as well as integrated toll-free,
toll-based audio or VoIP with Citrix GoToMeeting and Citrix GoToWebinar
services. Wit... (more)
Thursday 27 February, 2014
Forest Hill, MD –27 February 2014– The Apache Software Foundation (ASF),
the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 170 Open
Source projects and initiatives, announced today that Apache Spark has
graduated from the Apache Incubator to become a Top-Level Project (TLP),
signifying that the project's community and products have been well-governed
under the ASF's meritocratic process and principles.
Apache Spark is an Open Source cluster computing framework for fast and
flexible large-scale data analysis. Dubbed a "Hadoop Swiss Army knife" by The
Register, Spark is recognized for its remarkable speed and ease of use,
running programs up to 100x faster than Apache Hadoop MapReduce in memory,
and with APIs that allow developers to quickly write applications in Java,
Python, or Scala.
"It's great to see Apache become Spark’... (more)
Entisys Solutions announced that it has been named a winner of the 2008
Citrix Systems "Go for the Green" program, ranking #1 in North American sales
revenue and influence for Citrix XenServer and Citrix Desktop virtualization
"As a pioneer in both server and desktop virtualization, we are pleased to be
recognized by Citrix as the highest ranking Citrix Solution Advisor Partner,
after having sold more Citrix XenServer and Citrix XenDesktop solutions than
thousands of resellers nationwide, during the 'Go for the Green' program,"
said Mike Strohl, President, Entisys Solutions, Inc. "Our clients rely on
Entisys to help them optimize application and access delivery, from the data
center to the desktop. One of the ways that we do this is through our
Virtualization Oriented Architecture, a methodology that was built to take
advantage of the virtualiza... (more)
From Automation to Virtual Security, a round-up of the Virtualization themes
& topics being discussed March 30-April 1, 2009, in New York City by the
world-class speaker faculty at the 5th International Virtualization
Conference & Expo being held in The Roosevelt Hotel, in midtown Manhattan.
Beyond Datacenter Virtualization - How can the benefits of virtualization now
be applied to transform branch and remote office efficiency and productivity?
Where do new opportunities lie for realizing a truly dynamic enterprise?
Certeon's Co-Founder & Director of Research, Shawn Cooney, will be giving a
session in NYC in which he will argue that it is time for virtualization to
take its impact beyond the datacenter.
Business Change Through Virtualization - Virtualization transforms a hardware
purchase into a time-boxed resource rental for the customers of IT. How else
can we leve... (more)
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CloudStack has been the platform of choice for more than a hundred public and
private production clouds. In his General Session at Cloud Expo 2012 New
York, Citrix VP Shannon Williams provides an insider view as one of the
co-founders of Cloud.com talks about experiences in designing the right
architecture for your cloud.
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Shannon Williams is VP of Market Development, Cloud Platforms Group at
Citrix, where he oversees the team responsible for working with enterprise
and service provider customers to understand the capabilities of Citrix cloud
infrastructure solutions, as well as architect and deploy them. Williams
joined Citrix in 2011 when the company acquired Cloud.com, where he served as
vice president of worldwide sales. He has more than 10 years of experience in... (more)
HTML5 is the latest iteration of the standard used by web programmers and
developers. When completed in 2014, it will enable developers to
write-once-run-anywhere (WORA) for consistent, cross-platform experiences
across all operating systems and browsers. For example, a developer could
create a single application with identical performance across Facebook,
iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and all other mobile platforms.
Developers like the cross-platform compatibility and users appreciate
real-time access to applications via their browser, without a download. By
2015, IDC predicts rapid adoption:
1 billion HTML5-capable browsers in use throughout the world Two million HTML
web developers writing HTML5 applications 80 percent of all mobile apps will
be based on HTML5 to some extent
Unfortunately, HTML5 will first have to surmount some daunting technical and
Citrix has put an undisclosed amount of money in CumuLogic, the angel-backed
private Java Platform-as-a-Service start-up founded last year by Sun
Microsystems veterans with Java's father James Gosling as an advisor.
Citrix took the money out of its Citrix Startup Accelerator fund, which
invests in early stage start-ups.
By transforming virtualized environments and Infrastructure-as-a-Service
(IaaS) clouds into a high-value PaaS cloud, CumuLogic technology is said to
simplify the development, deployment and runtime management of mobile, web
and enterprise Java applications in public, private and hybrid clouds.
Its dynamically scalable application framework is supposed to integrate with
VMware, OpenStack, Eucalyptus, HP's OpenStack-based Cloud Services, Citrix'
CloudStack-based CloudPlatform and, of course, Amazon.
Citrix said it's supporting CumuLogic because it can b... (more)
Remote display and control technology is nothing new. For decades we've had
the ability to remotely access and control our desktops using a variety of
technologies and protocols: X11, VNC, RDP, and Terminal Services to name a
few of the more well-known.
Remote display and control has been used for a variety of purposes not the
least of which is the IT administrator's need to remotely root around on your
desktop to troubleshoot an issue.
VDI is not the same as remote display and control, though many neophytes
might understand it that way. VDI in general requires some form of client
application; a client application that currently does not exist for every
possible end-user client computing device. Thus VDI is not universally
supported on mobile devices, despite a (apparent) desire by end-users for
just such capabilities.
The choices for vendors of VDI technology are... (more)
Improving performance and scale is - or should be - a primary motivator for
those deploying VDI as well as trying to manage the continued growth of BYOD.
Forrester's David Johnson notes a convergence of trends that, on the surface,
appear only tangentially related but as he points out are likely
inter-related and driving desire and need for VDI solutions:
Survey question: What is your level of interest in being allowed to bring
your own PC as your work PC of any type, desktop or laptop? (Employees who
answered they would be willing to pay for some or all of the cost to get the
device of their choice):
Source: Forrsights Workforce Employee Survey, Q4 2012, Q4 2011, Q4 2012.
Sample size = 3284 (2012)
As Mr. Johnson goes on to note, changes in the market drivers for VDI are
likely to increase demand and interest in VDI in the near future. And the
most often searched ... (more)