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Cloud computing is more than a buzz-phrase it’s a transformative IT paradigm shift. The emphasis in the cloud is on elasticity, scalability, agility and open. Not just open standards but open APIs and open source. The delivery of software is also going through a paradigm shift. Open so...
With more than one million downloads to date, Citrix XenServer has become a leading server virtualization platform powering some of the world's largest production clouds. In his session at the 12th International Cloud Expo, Tim Mackey, XenServer Evangelist at Citrix Systems, will off...
I like this major new trend known as software-defined data center and this will be a highly disruptive force in enterprise computing. Gone are the days of expensive physical data center owned by large corporations. Now it is the rise of … Continue reading →
Before you start to envision and design your cloud, you’ll need to make sure it’s built on a solid architectural foundation. In his session at the 12th International Cloud Expo, Matt Mullins, Principal Consultant – Cloud Platform Implementation Engineer with Citrix Systems, will cove...
"By widening the scope of collaboration under The Linux Foundation, the Xen Project community can set the bar even higher for innovation," said Peder Ulander, VP of Open Source Solutions at Citrix, as Citrix and The Linux Foundation today announced that open source community developmen...
"It's exciting to start my first day as CEO of Alcatel-Lucen," said Michel Combes, new CEO of Alcatel-Lucent, as Nuage Networks last week announced an open software-based solution to address the key datacenter network constraints that limit cloud services adoption. The announcemen...
The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) has made CloudStack, which it took in as an incubator project a year ago, a Top-Level Program (TLP). That’s supposed to mean that Citrix, which donated the IaaS OpenStack rival to Apache after acquiring it from Cloud.com in 2011, doesn’t have much...
"The Evolve IP Virtual Data Center aligns price and predictability for IT decision makers looking to take advantage of consumption-based computing," said Joe Corvaia, Vice President of Cloud Computing for Evolve IP, as Evolve IP released its Virtual Data Center service. "It couples gua...
"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 st...
The latest releases of Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and Sun Ray Software are now available and include integration with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c, providing the industry's first complete, single vendor desktop virtualization solution that spans hardware, software, and ente...
Citrix on Thursday announced it has received the highest possible rating of “Strong Positive” in Gartner Inc.’s “MarketScope for Enterprise File Synchronization & Sharing (EFSS).”¹ The report assesses Citrix ShareFile™, the foundation of the company’s follow-me data strategy. Citrix wa...
“Together we will separate the hype from reality and deliver the true SDN benefits of agility, operational simplicity and cost savings to our mutual customers,” said Dante Malagrinò, Embrane’s co-founder and chief executive officer, as SDN leader Embrane announced a strategic partners...
Mobile World Congress 2013 was the backdrop for Samsung's announcement of Knox, a new secure implementation of Android that will soon be available on Samsung leading smartphones. The new solution provides organizations with Blackberry type security controls including a container, secur...
"With SoftNAS, we are making powerful, complex storage technologies simple, reliable and affordable," said Bill Hood, founder and CEO of SoftNAS, LLC as SoftNAS announced today the immediate general availability of its SoftNAS Professional Edition and SoftNAS Essentials products, for A...
Yesterday VCE and their proud parents announced revenues had reached an annual run rate of a billion dollars. Today VCE announced some new products along with enhancements to others. Before going forward though, lets take go back for a moment to help set the stage to see where things ...
Anuta Networks, a provider of network services virtualization solutions, on Thursday announced three new product enhancements for its nCloudX platform to enable cloud service providers and enterprises to achieve the promise of the software defined data center. Specifically, Anuta nClou...
HOUSTON, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Data storage is a perennial need of businesses large and small, but many of today's technologies are too unwieldy or complicated for small business customers. SoftNAS™ provides network attached storage (NAS) for cloud computing that meets every co...
Another year, another dollar… or something like that. It’s time for an update on the 6 things I think I think for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) in the coming year! 1. Hybrid Cloud Computing 2012 Perspective: Hybridization WAS key in 2011 and I’m doubling down in 2012. If you’v...
“This year we’ve seen enterprises turn increasingly to Dell Services to help modernize and adapt their IT environments to manage the growing challenges and opportunities presented by these disruptive forces," said Suresh Vaswani, president, Dell Services, as Dell's CEO Michael Dell use...
Citrix is buying mobile device management (MDM) house Zenprise. Terms weren’t disclosed but Fortune says it’s paying $355 million. The company, founded in 2003, raised $64.5 million from Bay Partners, Greylock Partners, Ignition Partners, Mayfield Fund, Rembrandt Venture Partners a...
Now might be a good time to consider some of the options available from Citrix and others to get the organization back on track without adding hours of suffering commuting to employees schedules. If you are one of the millions in the North East lucky enough to escape the worst of Sand...
Citrix CloudPlatform, powered by Apache CloudStack, has been the platform of choice for more than 100 public and private production clouds. In his Lunchtime Focus Keynote at the 11th International Cloud Expo, Shannon Williams, VP Cloud Market Development at Citrix, will provide an in...
Cloud computing is challenging the way infrastructure and applications are built, delivered and consumed. Providing an open, scalable hypervisor layer is key to designing a cloud solution that can meet the needs of next-generation IT. In his session at the 11th International Cloud Ex...
Clouds have what you need: reliable and highly resilient compute, networks and storage. But achieving true scale and efficiency requires designing and building your cloud from the ground up. In their session at the 11th International Cloud Expo, Kedar Poduri, Director of Product Mana...
Dell has announced a host of new and enhanced industry-leading cloud client computing solutions that provide organizations with the broadest choice in how to implement, manage, deploy and access virtual computing environments using VMware. Coming on the heels of recent cloud client com...
Effective immediately, 30 members from South Florida's leading brokerage and property management firm Flagler Real Estate Services, LLC (FRES) join Avison Young, forming the nucleus for Avison Young's entry into the Florida commercial real estate markets. The move further expands Aviso...
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, wh...
A third of IT professionals, when asked about the status of their IT cross-collaboration efforts1 (you know, networking and server virtualization groups working together) indicate that sure, it's a high priority, but a lack of tools makes it difficult to share information and collabora...
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 t...
When remote office connectivity first became a reality there began to emerge a variety of requirements specific to needs of the business and remote users. Over top of point-to-point VPN connectivity we layered WAN optimization and application acceleration technology, and later more dyn...
Cloud is a transformational shift in computing that can have a powerful effect on enterprise IT when designed correctly and used to its full potential. In his Day 3 Keynote at Cloud Expo New York, Citrix VP Sameer Dholakia discussed building, connecting and empowering users with cloud ...
GreenBytes on Tuesday announced the IO Offload Engine, a high-performance network infrastructure device purpose-built to absorb the transient IO (input/output) required for VM booting, rapid provisioning and swap. By offloading this IO from the storage system, the IO Offload Engine fre...
Secrets never stay secret very long at HP, but this sounds more like a secret they want known. HP is moving its webOS gang into a new semi-autonomous company called GRAM. webOS Nation broke the story after it got its hands on a flyer and an internal e-mail penned late last week a...
The initial release of VeloBit HyperCache on May 7 included support for Linux. Since then we have added support for other platforms (OpenVZ, KVM, Xen) but didn’t make a big to-do about them. Our upcoming releases are Windows and Hyper-V. And I’m excited about our second major platform ...
Did you know that Microsoft has a wholly owned subsidiary called “Microsoft Open Technologies”? It was announced in a blog post in April 2012. Here is the home page and here is the page on Git Hub. Did you know that Microsoft is now in the top 20 list of the Linux kernel’s biggest co...
Long, long ago, in a Data Center far, far away, I used to consider myself reasonably knowledgeable in the ways of networking. Somewhere on a dusty bookshelf or the bottom of a packing box is a remind that I once held Cisco CCIE #3077. And I was even once semi-knowledgeable about a sign...
Cloud computing solutions present businesses of all sizes with tremendous opportunities for efficiency and cost savings. It’s no wonder that we seem to have hit a tipping point, where more cloud solutions than ever before are being implemented. Cisco estimates that cloud computin...
In the emerging multi-tenant cloud, the old rules of vendor lock-in are rapidly changing. A network virtualization platform must be able to operate on top of any network hardware, much like x86 server hypervisors work on top of any server. This independence means the physical network c...
"We think about cloud at multiple levels inside of Citrix as a company. There are cloud platforms and around that we have cloud networking, and the third area is delivering desktops and applications as a cloud service," stated Sameer Dholakia, Group VP & GM, Cloud Platforms Group, at C...
A scalable, on-demand infrastructure has been developed by ControlCircle, a leading UK managed service provider, utilising industry-leading technology, including VMware, NetApp, Citrix, HP and Brocade. The Hybrix enterprise cloud service has been developed for customers who require a ...