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Citrix weaves together XenClient hypervisor and XenDesktop VDI stack

IT shops that are worried about security – think healthcare, government, and financial services – still want to have a hypervisor on their PC clients. This makes it easier to isolate malware and control what users have on their machines, particularly if that PC hypervisor is linked to and coordinating with a virtual desktop …
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Citrix hits turbulence, cuts profit outlook

Citrix Systems is the latest big IT vendor in the Q1 earnings season to report unexpected delays in closing orders, particularly with its key XenDesktop application and desktop virtualization product. The company has cut profit expectations for Q2 and for the full year, sending shares down seven per cent to just under $63 a pop …
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Citrix lets Microsoft Azure spew virtual desktops from the heavens

Will companies want to host virtual PCs in the cloud? Microsoft and Citrix Systems think so. For a certain set of PC users – even those accessing traditional Windows PC applications from a tablet or smartphone that is not running Windows – not only is a physical PC not a necessity, but neither is a data center serving up virtual …

Citrix halfway to Avalon with XenDesktop 7 desktop and app virtualizer

Citrix Systems is just as eager to cloudify its installed base of customers as is VMware. And so it has taken one step closer to accomplishing that goal with the launch of XenDesktop 7 at its Synergy customer and partner event in Anaheim. Both companies have vast installed bases: VMware has 500,000 customers with around 38 …

Citrix open sources XenServer hypervisor to chase clouds

The XenServer hypervisor is going back to its open source roots, now that Citrix Systems has decided to let go of the code behind its commercial-grade variant of the Xen server virtualization tool. Xen came out of Cambridge University by storm a decade ago, spawning XenSource to offer tech support for the product. For a while in …

Citrix morphs from Windows app virtualizer to all app mobilizer

In its last quarter Citrix has blasted past analyst expectations and produced a very healthy set of results and predicting that revenues will hit the $3bn mark for the year. A decade ago, Citrix Systems was a Windows app virtualizer that existed largely at the mercy of Microsoft even though it has plenty of clever technology. …

Citrix snaps up Virtual Computer for VDI

It has been a busy week for desktop, server, and application virtualization juggernaut Citrix Systems, which is hosting its Synergy user conference in San Francisco this week. It's on the prowl to bolster its virty wares and to that end, it has acquired Virtual Computer, which has a different twist from the XenDesktop tools …
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Clouds rain money for Citrix in Q1

Citrix Systems's acquisition strategy over the past decade has clearly paid off, with the company making yet another transformation and carving itself out niches in virtualization, network and application acceleration, and now cloudy infrastructure and now giving it a strong revenue stream. In the first quarter ended March, …

Citrix XenServer 6.1 fires live VMs from cannon across servers

Citrix Systems is still in the server virtualization hypervisor racket, although it doesn't make as much noise about it as it used to. The company has released XenServer 6.1 with a bunch of new features that make it competitive with VMware ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V, which is good for existing Xen customers but probably will not …

Citrix profits pinched by Europe, Uncle Sam

Stalled sales in Europe and Latin America, coupled with uncertainty around the US Federal budget during this election year and ongoing economic malaise, helped to put the squeeze on profits at virtualizer and optimizer Citrix Systems in the second quarter. But the company is still growing well, despite some very tough …

Citrix lowers sword, will take more time on 'Project Avalon' virty PC broker

Citrix Systems is hosting its Synergy partner and user conference in Barcelona this week, and has done a core dump on them with a barrage of announcements intended to demonstrate that Citrix, too, is down with the modern, post-PC, cloudy world. More than anything else, the announcements are trumpeting that the firm has made a …
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Citrix champions CloudStack, throws OpenStack under a bus

If you have been wondering how Citrix Systems was going to juggle two different cloud fabrics in its product line – its own open-source CloudStack and a commercialized variant of the similarly open-source OpenStack project started by NASA and Rackspace Hosting – you can stop wondering. Because Citrix isn't going to juggle at …
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Citrix chomps Podio for cloudy workspaces

The mad rush to grab cloudy startups that make interesting apps continues, and this morning Citrix Systems has snacked on a little Danish. Specifically, Copenhagen-based Podio, a maker of malleable workspaces for online collaboration and project management. You might be one of the 45,000 companies already using the Podio tool, …
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Cisco resells Citrix, VMware virty desktop wares

Cisco Systems came late to the physical and virtual server rackets and that means it has to partner to get virtual server slices out there in the data center. And it thinks virtual desktop infrastructure, or what it now calls Virtual Experience Infrastructure or VXI for short, is the killer app for its "California" Unified …
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Citrix swallows OpenStack ally Cloud.com

Citrix Systems has purchased Silicon Valley startup Cloud.com as part of its effort to help customers build, deploy, and manage Amazon-style "infrastructure clouds". On Tuesday, Citrix announced the purchase of the three-year-old, 50-person, venture-funded startup for an undisclosed sum. The deal is believed to be worth $500m. …
Gavin Clarke, 12 Jul 2011
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Citrix rides the virty desktop wave

The maturation of desktop virtualization was coincidentally, and fortunately in the case of the Wednesday's financial results from Citrix Systems, timed more or less with the launch of Windows 7 desktops two years ago. The results show Citrix has been steadily capitalizing on its $500m acquisition of XenSource and others. For …
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Citrix buys cloudy storage biz ShareFile

Server and application virtualization juggernaut Citrix Systems has bought ShareFile, which runs a cloudy document sharing service aimed at businesses, not at consumers. ShareFile was founded in Raleigh, North Carolina, in November 2005 and has grown organically and without any venture funding since that time. The company was …
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Citrix pushes the pedal on NetScaler appliance metal

Citrix Systems made a lot of noise by acquiring XenSource a few years back for a half billion bucks, but it still makes a lot of money from its NetScaler line of web application acceleration appliances. These include physical implementations (MPX), virtual ones (VPX) running inside of virtual machines, and the high-end ones for …
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Citrix preps own version of OpenStack

Citrix has announced that it will offer its own version of OpenStack, the open source "infrastructure cloud" platform originally created by NASA and Rackspace. On Tuesday, during a conference with reporters, Citrix chief marketing officer Wes Wasson said that the company would be a "flag bearer" for the OpenStack project and …
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Cloud fluffs Citrix numbers in Q2

Citrix Systems turned in record-breaking financials in the second quarter. Revenues at the application, server, and desktop virtualization software specialist hit $530.8m, up 15.8 per cent, and net income was $81.9m, up an impressive 72.3 per cent from the year-ago period. In the quarter, product license sales rose by 15.2 per …
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Citrix sprinkles apps magic on SQL, NoSQL data

Native support for SQL and NoSQL has been added to Citrix Systems' NetScaler, which until now had specialized in high-availability only for applications. The company is today expected to announce its NetScaler appliance will now work with SQL and NoSQL, bringing secure, face and reliable access to the data layer of an app. The …
Gavin Clarke, 29 Mar 2011
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Citrix: Stream Office from Windows Server, not Windows 7

Citrix Systems is tweaking a bunch of tools that it has tailored for its XenDesktop desktop virtualization and XenApp application virtualization tools, and is using the opportunity to remind everyone that there is a perfectly legal – in the Microsoft-licensing sense of that word – way to stream Office applications down to end …
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Citrix nabs Kaviza for skinny VDI

Citrix Systems has acquired Kaviza. a two-year-old startup with expertise in virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) virtualization for Windows desktops. Kaviza was founded by some techies out of HP Labs, and Citrix was its Series A venture funding partner. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The deal comes just …
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Citrix profits fluffed by XenDesktop, NetScaler

Business was better than expected at Citrix Systems in its first quarter of 2011, with revenues up 18.5 percent to $490.9m and net income rocketing up 54.9 per cent to $73.5m. Thanks to its expanding business, Citrix raised its revenue guidance for the full year by $30m, and now expects 2011 sales to come in at between $2.14bn …
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Citrix snaps up App-DNA for app migration

Citrix Systems has thrown a dizzying array of cloudy things at its partners and customers at the Synergy customer conference it is hosting in Barcelona, Spain this week, and like the cloud itself, the whole thing was a bit amorphous. The main takeaway is that Citrix is going to buy or build the tools necessary to make itself a …
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Xen virt-wizards jump ship from Citrix to start 'Bromium'

The co-founders of the open source Xen server hypervisor project at Cambridge University who commercialized it as XenSource and sold it for $500m to Citrix Systems in September 2007 have left Citrix to do their fourth startup, called Bromium. The startup, which is still operating in stealth mode, announced its existence and the …
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Citrix stretches XenServer 6.0 to cover bigger iron

Citrix Systems doesn't make a lot of noise about server virtualization these days, now that the two founders of the Xen project have left to start Bromium. But the company, and the open source Xen project that it sponsors, continues to hammer out code to make Xen a credible alternative to VMware's ESXi, Microsoft's Hyper-V, and …
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Forecast calls for Citrix cloud front

Citrix Systems wants to cover your back door and your front door. The virtualization vendor is holding its Synergy 2011 shindig in San Francisco this week, and the product marketeers at the company are pulling out all of the stops to get future products with some sort of cloud angle into the barrage of announcements coming out …
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Xen sends Citrix Q4 into the clouds

Citrix Systems shelled out $500m in 2007 to acquire XenSource, the company behind the open source Xen hypervisor, and in 2010, that bet paid off bigtime. The big bet that Citrix made that summer more than three years ago was that server virtualization would trump the application virtualization that made Citrix a name in the data …
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Citrix fluffed by XenDesktop virt in Q2

That $500m investment in XenSource from three summers ago is starting to pay off for Citrix Systems. The virtual desktop wave that helped lift Citrix in the first quarter continued to swell in the second quarter as the company booked $458.4m in revenue, up 16.7 per cent, and net income rose to $47.6m, up 11.8 per cent. In the …
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Cisco & Citrix marry on virty PCs

It looks like someone didn't get the deal done in time for the VMworld virtualization and cloud extravaganza last week. Today, server wannabe and networking giant Cisco Systems and virtualization player Citrix Systems will announce their first partnership, bundling up the XenDesktop Swiss army knife of desktop and application …
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Citrix eats VMLogix for self-service clouds

On the opening day of VMware's VMworld virtualization and cloud extravaganza in San Francisco Monday, rival Citrix Systems fired off the first salvo of the most recent battle between the two companies over who can build a better cloud by announcing its acquisition of privately held VMLogix. The financial terms of the VMLogix …

Verizon Terremark backs Xen-CloudStack combo for clouds

Hot on the heels of the open source Xen hypervisor being moved over to the Linux Foundation as an official collaborative project, Citrix Systems, which has controlled the Xen community as well as the open source CloudStack cloud controller that is one of the viable alternatives to OpenStack, has scored the Terremark cloud …
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Citrix adds failover to Hyper-V partitions

Citrix has delivered a key feature of the Essentials stack of management tools for Microsoft's Hyper-V hypervisor for Windows platforms and pledged to bring the high availability tool, called StorageLink Site Recovery, to its own XenServer hypervisor next year. You heard that right. Citrix is getting its virtual machine failover …

Xen hypervisor gets tech preview support for ARM processors

The Xen Project, which is now part of the Linux Foundation and which is responsible for extending the open source virtualization hypervisor formerly controlled by Citrix Systems, has updated Xen with a new 4.3 release that brings it to ARM processors. In a blog post, George Dunlap, a senior engineer at Citrix Systems in charge …
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Citrix chases VMware with Hyper-V deal

Citrix Systems wants to sell anything it can into shops using VMware server and desktop virtualization tools, but it doesn't want to discount XenServer, XenDesktop, and XenApp licenses. What's a vendor to do? Give away free services and training to customers looking to migrate from VMware, of course. The upstart virtualization …
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Citrix beefs up virtual computing

Citrix Systems is hosting its Synergy user conference in Berlin this week, and is using the occasion to roll out a slew of nips, tucks, and tweaks to its various Xen-derived virtualization products and GoTo services. Like everyone else in the world, it seems, Citrix is positioning itself to be the one-stop-shop for connecting …
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Citrix profits soar on hodgepodge of desktop virt

The mish-mash of application, desktop, and server virtualization that make up the Xen family of products seems to be working for Citrix Systems. In the first quarter ended in March, the company's sales were up 12.3 per cent, to $414.3m, and net earnings increased nearly seven fold compared to last year's tepid first quarter, …
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Oracle sniffing around Citrix, HP around Rambus

According to the Briefing.com rumor mongering financial news site, software giant Oracle - not even finished with its $7.4bn acquisition of Sun Microsystems - is sniffing around middleware and virtualization maker Citrix Systems and may be interested in acquiring the company. In the same report, you'll find that Briefing.com is …
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Novell flirts with Citrix

There has been some chatter about Citrix Systems - the corporate entity behind the open source Xen hypervisor and the commercialized XenServer product - hooking up with commercial Linux distributor Novell to work out some sort of deal to collaborate on Xen in a more meaningful way than they currently do. While the two parties …
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Citrix tries to woo crowds with XenApp 5

Citrix Systems yesterday announced the imminent release of XenApp 5, in its latest attempt to strengthen its hold on the data centre and desktop virtualisation market. XenApp 5, XenServer and XenDesktop will all be slotted into what the company has dubbed the Citrix Delivery Centre product line to create an “end-to-end …
Kelly Fiveash, 26 Aug 2008
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Citrix buys stake in virtual desktopper

Citrix Systems has just bought a little insurance in its ongoing battle against VMware and others over virtualizing corporate desktops by investing in a startup called Kaviza. The economic meltdown and the transition to Windows 7 on the desktop have all vendors of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) products all rubbing their …
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Citrix touts XenServer hypervisor ramp

Citrix Systems - which has made a good living peddling products that allow desktop users to run server-based applications - wants to make even more money with desktop and server virtualization. The only problem is that VMware got started earlier and has the lion's share of the market. That's why in February, Citrix put out its …
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Citrix previews bare-metal virt

Citrix Systems shelled out $500m to buy XenSource and get its hands on the Xen open source hypervisor, and it looks like 2010 is shaping up to be the year that the Xen family of products starts to pay back some of that dough. This week, at the Synergy 2010 conference in San Francisco, where Citrix is holding court with customers …
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Citrix desktop virt soars in Q4

Citrix Systems staked its future on virtualization when it shelled out $500m to buy XenSource in August 2007. And while it's arguable that virtualization on servers and desktops has not played out as expected, mashing up system virtualization technologies with existing application virtualization tools to create new products - as …
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Microsoft and Citrix mix 'n' match fake desktops

Citrix Systems and Microsoft are co-mingling some of their virtual desktop technologies. But Redmond stopped short of endorsing the XenClient bare-metal PC hypervisor that chip maker Intel and Citrix are working on for delivery later this year. Announced today at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference in New Orleans, the …
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Citrix backtracks on XenDesktop 4 pricing

If you are trying to keep track of the different desktop and application virtualization options in the catalog of Xen-branded products offered by Citrix Systems, and figure out prices, the job just got a little tougher. In response to customer ire regarding its decision to use named user rather than concurrent user pricing, …

Citrix ships virtual NetScaler accelerator

The NetScaler VPX virtual appliance for network application acceleration and load balancing, which Citrix Systems previewed to customers back in May is now shipping. It comes with shiny new list prices that are lower than physical NetScaler MPX appliances running the same software. According to Sunil Potti - vice president of …
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Citrix pushes portable VMs with 'Kensho' launch

Citrix Systems today is releasing a technical preview of its open-source toolkit that lets virtualized applications run across three major hypervisor platforms. Dubbed "Project Kensho," the kit uses the the fledgling Open Virtual Format (OVF) for making pre-configured virtual applications that are deployable on Citrix XenServer …
Austin Modine, 14 Oct 2008
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Citrix ships XenServer 5.5

Citrix Systems today announced that its XenServer 5.5 hypervisor for servers and its related tools for managing virtual machines are now shipping. Let the battle for whatever budget dollars are available for x64 server virtualization projects begin. Microsoft, VMware, and XenServer are going to be engaged in a price war that …