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Citrix XenApp Now Runs in the EC2 Cloud

Anyone can now start demonstrating and testing rich windows app delivery from the Cloud in minutes

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 configuration time. 

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 business.

More Stories By Chris Fleck

Chris Fleck is Vice President of Emerging Solutions at Citrix Systems. Chris started his career at IBM working across multiple engineering and product organizations leading to Business Unit Exec of the IBM Industrial Computer Group. As a pioneer of new technologies, Chris founded an IBM spin-off to commercialize the initial Server Blade products as CEO of OmniCluster Technologies. At Citrix Chris is responsible for Emerging Solutions and is involved with or leading strategic initiatives at the company. You can follow him on Twitter and his blog at TechInstigator.com