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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 Octoblu). Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Speaker Bio: 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 anomalies. 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)

Enterprise Cloud Computing: Sydney – February 13 – 14, 2014

Enterprise Cloud Computing: Sydney – February 13 – 14, 2014 Thursday February 13, 2014-Friday February 14, 2014 C C & C Solutions L20 Zenith Tower A 821 Pacific Highway Chatswood NSW 2067 Australia Price: A$1,045.00 (including $250 early discount) [converted to 958.76 USD] Offered in partnership with C C & C Solutions We offer additional discounts for groups of three or more people, government or non-profit employees, people who’ve taken a ZapThink class before, or individuals who are paying out of their own pocket. Please email us at [email protected] for a discount code you can use when registering. ZapThink Enterprise Enterprise Cloud Computing Course: The Leading Vendor Independent, Architecture-Focused Cloud Training The Enterprise Cloud Computing course an intensive, two day “fire hose” of information that prepares you to leverage the Cloud to achieve real business... (more)

[session] @Citrix to Present at @CloudExpo | @TMinahan #Agile #AI #ML #DL

Cloud Sprawl: The Rising Epidemic and What to Do About It Wooed by the promise of faster innovation, lower TCO, and greater agility, businesses of every shape and size have embraced the cloud at every layer of the IT stack - from apps to file sharing to infrastructure. The typical organization currently uses more than a dozen sanctioned cloud apps and will shift more than half of all workloads to the cloud by 2018. Such cloud investments have delivered measurable benefits. But they've also resulted in some unintended side-effects: complexity and risk. End users now struggle to navigate multiple environments with varying degrees of performance. Companies are unclear on the security of their data and network access. And IT squads are overwhelmed trying to monitor and manage it all. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Tim Minahan, Senior Vice President at Citrix, will ... (more)

"Virtualization Is Now a Key Strategic Theme," Says Citrix CTO

"Virtualization is already widely used, but primarily for the first-order benefit, namely server consolidation," notes Citrix CTO Simon Crosby, in this Exclusive Q&A with SYS-CON's Virtualization Journal. "The second-order benefits of agility, availability and manageability of the IT stack are now becoming better understood," Crosby continues, "and as a consequence virtualization has moved from a tactical tool for gaining immediate savings, to become a key strategic theme for every IT department." About Simon Crosby: Now CTO of Citrix Systems, Simon Crosby was founder and CTO of XenSource prior to the acquisition of XenSource by Citrix. Prior to XenSource, he was a principal engineer at Intel where he led strategic research in distributed autonomic computing, platform security and trust. In 2007, he was awarded a coveted spot as one of InfoWorld’s Top 25 CTOs. Virtua... (more)

SYS-CON's 5th International Virtualization Conference & Expo: Themes & Topics

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)

Cloud Expo 2011 East To Attract 10,000 Delegates and 200 Exhibitors

SYS-CON Events announced today that the 8th International Cloud Expo will take place June 6-9, 2011, in New York City. The International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world's leading Cloud-focused event and is held three times a year, in New York, Silicon Valley and in Europe. Over 600 corporate sponsors and 10,000 industry professionals have participated in Cloud Computing Expo since its inception, more than all other Cloud-related events put together. Cloud Computing Expo 2011 East Call for Papers Deadline November 30, 2010 - SUBMIT YOUR SPEAKING PROPOSAL TODAY! The four-day event will offer a rich array of sessions led by exceptional speakers about the business and technical value of cloud computing with more than 150 sponsors and exhibitors and over 5,000 estimated delegates from well over 48 different countries. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship &... (more)

Cloud Computing Economics - Amazon EC2 vs Terremark v Cloud Express

The recent announcement of the Terremark Cloud offering has raised significant attention especially because of the competitive pricing and EC2 like features of elastic capacity and hourly charges with no commitment. On the surface the Terremark entry price of $0.036 per hour seems very low compared to Amazon EC2 at $0.10 but it's worth picking a few examples to provide a more apples to apples comparison. Not included in the comparison is the difference in storage costs which can be small or very significant depending on the circumstance. Amazon provides up to 160 GB of instance storage for a small image or 850 GB for a large included in the hourly cost. If you have only a small instance say 10GB that adds $ 2.50 to the monthly price at Terremark ( @ .25/GB ) however of you needed the 850 GB included in the Amazon Large image that would add $ 212 to the monthly Ter... (more)

Citrix Receiver for iPhone Clears 200,000 Downloads

Since its introduction less than six months ago, there have been more than 200,000 downloads of Citrix Receiver for iPhone. Users have ranged from Doctors to Lawyers to Systems Admins, all with a common desire to get their job done whenever and wherever they are. The iPhone's popularity has driven IT departments to look for safe ways to allow employees to access corporate applications without compromising company security policy or driving up support costs. It turns out in many cases that companies already have the infrastructure in place to do this. The Citrix Receiver for iPhone works with existing company applications and most security requirements such as RSA Two factor authentication. Applications hosted on Citrix XenApp can be accessed by IT authorized users whether they are on internal WLANs or roaming on a 3G network and connecting through Citrix Access Gate... (more)

Telefónica Launches Cloud Storage Services for Businesses

"We identified a need in the market for Spain-based, secure cloud storage services," said Andres López Hedoire, marketing manager, cloud security and management at Telefónica, as it was announced today that Telefónica, one of the world's largest telecom providers, has launched cloud storage services using the Cloud Storage Enablement Suite from CTERA. "We chose CTERA as our partner in creating this innovative service because they provide a unified platform for enabling cloud storage services, supporting the scalability we need and the security that our customers expect," Hedoire explained. "Thanks to CTERA's multi-tenant architecture, enterprise customers have their own 'private hosted' environments, with complete separation of data, security and access privileges," he added. The service, named "Disco Virtual en Red", is fully Telefónica-branded and aimed at addressi... (more)

Citrix Acquires Framehawk

Citrix announced on Wednesday that it has acquired Framehawk. The Framehawk solution, which optimizes the delivery of virtual desktops and applications to mobile devices, will be combined with HDX technology in the Citrix XenApp® and XenDesktop® products to deliver an unparalleled user experience under adverse network conditions. Framehawk's leadership and engineering teams will be integrated into the Enterprise and Service Provider division of Citrix. "As a company, we are focused on delivering the best user experience on any device, over any network," said Sudhakar Ramakrishna, SVP and General Manager, Enterprise and Service Provider division at Citrix. "The addition of Framehawk's technology to the HDX portfolio enables Citrix to continue to lead the industry in delivering a powerful virtual desktop and application experience." Delivering a Powerful Experience... (more)

VXL annonce l’arrivée de Fusion™, son nouveau gestionnaire de dispositif pour les entreprises, destiné aux utilisateurs de Windows et Linux

Manchester, Royaume-Uni - Fusion™, le gestionnaire de dispositif de VXL pour les entreprises, ne cesse de se renforcer grâce au lancement d'une nouvelle version qui prend en charge les utilisateurs de Linux. Complétant l'offre actuelle, compatible Windows XP Embedded Standard, WES 7 et WE8S, Fusion fixe désormais la référence dans l'industrie pour la gestion des systèmes clients légers. Fusion™ est un gestionnaire de dispositif puissant, convivial et hautement évolutif, conçu pour configurer, surveiller et gérer tous les dispositifs VXL à clients légers, ainsi que les terminaux traditionnels de PC et POS*. Grâce à son interface graphique sur le Web, simple à utiliser, le gestionnaire de dispositif Fusion™ est en mesure de produire rapidement et facilement des images logicielles, des correctifs, des mises à jour et des modules complémentaires, ce qui améliore la pro... (more)