Feeds

Solaris, Win2k on your cellphone? Citrix ships the tools

Browser-based program neighbourhood system for MetaFrame

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Maximizing your infrastructure through virtualization

Citrix is to release NFuse, application portal software that allows users access to multiple server-based apps via browsers, as a free download from tomorrow. NFuse, which was developed under the codename of Charlotte, gives appliances of all shapes and sizes the ability to run remote applications on Citrix MetaFrame servers. Initially this will mean apps running on Win2k and NT 4.0 MetaFrame servers - MetaFrame for Win2k is itself being released tomorrow. But Citrix is also due to go gold with MetaFrame for Solaris shortly, and demos of Charlotte last year were actually running Solaris apps, so it will be feasible for appliances running Citrix ICA to access both Windows and Unix apps via a 'program neighbourhood' system fairly swiftly. On an EPOC smartphone or a Palm? Well, last year's demo did show a Palm simulator running a Solaris app on the other side of the Atlantic. NFuse will let ASPS and large enterprises publish access to their own applications simply, while at the same time letting users access them from anywhere. The next stage Citrix envisages is the delivery of personalised workplaces, where individual users or customers get access to their own personalised content and applications when they connect. So isn't it about time Citrix got itself a major deal with a cellular network provider to announce? ®

The Power of One Infographic

More from The Register

next story
BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled
Auntie tight-lipped as major outage rolls on
You! Pirate! Stop pirating, or we shall admonish you politely. Repeatedly, if necessary
And we shall go about telling people you smell. No, not really
Airbus promises Wi-Fi – yay – and 3D movies (meh) in new A330
If the person in front reclines their seat, this could get interesting
UK Parliament rubber-stamps EMERGENCY data grab 'n' keep bill
Just 49 MPs oppose Drip's rushed timetable
There's NOTHING on TV in Europe – American video DOMINATES
Even France's mega subsidies don't stop US content onslaught
Samsung threatens to cut ties with supplier over child labour allegations
Vows to uphold 'zero tolerance' policy on underage workers
Dude, you're getting a Dell – with BITCOIN: IT giant slurps cryptocash
1. Buy PC with Bitcoin. 2. Mine more coins. 3. Goto step 1
ITC: Seagate and LSI can infringe Realtek patents because Realtek isn't in the US
Land of the (get off scot) free, when it's a foreign owner
prev story

Whitepapers

Reducing security risks from open source software
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.