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Goodbye Netscaler, Xen. Hello Citrix SD-WAN, Citrix Desktop, Citrix...

Exclusive Citrix will try to reinvent itself with integrated cloudy products – and ditch some of its long-standing brands in favor of a naming scheme without the Xen badge it has nurtured for years. An internal staff memo, obtained by The Register and which we understand has been shared with industry analysts under non-disclosure …
Simon Sharwood, 19 Jan 2018
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GPU teleportation: 2018’s first virtual pissing match

The wonderful world of x86 server virtualization is so settled that analyst firm Gartner last year decided it no longer needed to bother with a magic quadrant comparing the handful of remaining suppliers. But the big players are still finding a few ways to advance their wares and niggle each other at the same time, and 2018’s …
Simon Sharwood, 11 Jan 2018
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Citrix hurls patent suit at network tiddler Avi, claims rival smeared NetScaler

Citrix has launched a patent suit against rival Avi Networks accusing it of patent infringement and of spreading "false claims" about Citrix's NetScaler networking products. The patent dispute centres around Avi's Vantage Platform, a software-defined application service. "Avi Networks is using Citrix's patented technology …
Kat Hall, 4 Jan 2018
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Citrix cracks Windows Store's monopoly on Windows 10 S apps

Citrix has released a version of its Receiver app for Windows 10 S, and in so doing made Microsoft's lightweight cut of Windows for schools a bit more interesting. Microsoft offered the world Windows 10 S in May 2017 and recommended it to schools on the basis that it can only install apps from the Windows Store. That plan was …
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Citrix promises to transform by doing more of the same

Citrix's new CEO has revealed his plan for the company and it looks like more of the same. Speaking on the company's Q3 earnings call, CEO David Henshall said “to understand the context behind our strategy, you need to step back and look at the infrastructure from a customer's point of view.” “They are adopting cloud services …
Simon Sharwood, 27 Oct 2017

Tech giant Citrix, sync 'n' share startup Egnyte fire lawsuits at each other

Two file sync 'n' sharers are at war. Google-backed Egnyte is suing Citrix for unfair competition and Citrix is counter-suing Egnyte for unfair trade practices, among other things. The battle started when Egnyte hired seven ex-Citrix sales people, in the process of setting up a regional sales office in Raleigh, North Carolina …
Chris Mellor, 20 Oct 2017
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Citrix endorses tool that lets vSphere manage XenServer

Citrix has endorsed a third-party product that lets you manage its XenServer virtualization stack with VMware's vCenter Server. Citrix's argument for doing so is to keep the management tools you like, but move to a better hypervisor. Cute argument, Citrix. Shame it's fanciful. Here's why. Citrix decided to stop competing in …
Simon Sharwood, 19 Oct 2017
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Citrix switches on nuage français, deutsche wolke, nube española

Citrix has opened a new cloud region somewhere inside the European Union. The company's justification for the new region is “to meet the business requirements of enterprises based or operating in Europe.” The company's clearly doing so by adding French, German, and Spanish to the user interface. Storing data locally and …
Simon Sharwood, 13 Oct 2017
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Accelerite re-floats Citrix CloudPlatform as 'Rovius Cloud'

Accelerite has finally revealed what it's done with Citrix's CloudPlatform, which it acquired in January 2016. CloudPlatform gave its users the chance to orchestrate their server and storage fleets into a private cloud and had some success with end-user organisations and service providers. Citrix offloaded it after deciding …
Simon Sharwood, 27 Sep 2017

Nothing to see here, folks, literally... Citrix mysteriously pulls NetScaler downloads

Citrix has temporarily suspended its NetScaler downloads due to an unspecified, and possibly security-related, issue. In an advisory to customers on Monday, and updated on Wednesday, Citrix outlined the affected software builds and promised that downloads should be restored by Monday, September 25. One version of note, seen by …
John Leyden, 21 Sep 2017
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Citrix's new CEO says no new vision needed, just new spreadsheets

When Citrix suddenly appointed a new CEO in early July, the company promised incoming leader David J Henshall would soon detail “a series of strategic initiatives” to improve the company's performance. On the company's Q2 earnings call today Henshall revealed that those initiatives will be explained at the company's next …

Citrix suddenly changes CEO: Tatarinov out, COO David Henshall in

Citrix has announced a bolt-from-the-blue change of CEO. The company says its board and immediate-past-CEO Kirill Tatarinov reached a “mutual separation decision” that will see him depart the company. David J. Henshall, previously the company's chief financial officer and chief operations officer, now glories in the titles of …
Simon Sharwood, 12 Jul 2017

Google starts enterprise support for Chrome, including top SaaS apps

Google is trying to give businesses a reason to ditch Internet Explorer by giving sysadmins a new set of tools for mass deployment of its own Chrome browser. The new “Chrome enterprise bundle” offers an MSI installer and ADMX templates that let sysadmins apply policies determined in Microsoft's Group Policy Object Editor. The …
Simon Sharwood, 24 May 2017
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SpaceX spin-out plans to put virtual machines in orbit

Virtualization admins asked to explain what they do for a living may finally have something cooler than server consolidation to tell their kids, thanks to space upstart Vector deciding it's a good idea to create software-defined satellites that lift a hypervisor into orbit. Vector is building small rockets capable of lifting …
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Citrix-as-a-service plan bore fruit in Q1

Citrix has posted a solid first quarter in which it posted modest revenue and profit gains, beat its expected earnings-per-share and said its transition to selling cloudy subscriptions is coming along nicely. The headline numbers first: net revenue rose one per cent compared to 2016's first quarter, reaching “nearly US$663 …
Simon Sharwood, 27 Apr 2017
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Citrix reveals full Xen combo will be cheaper than Xen lite for Azure

Citrix has revealed a little more about XenApp Essentials, its replacement for the Azure Remoteapp application publishing service that Microsoft killed off last year. We wrote about this product just yesterday, because its sibling XenDesktop essentials appeared unheralded. XenApp Essentials had been promised for delivery in …
Simon Sharwood, 21 Mar 2017
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Citrix launches Windows 10 VDI from Azure

Citrix has taken the wraps off the “XenDesktop Essentials Service for Microsoft Azure”, a product that lets you run virtual Windows 10 desktops from Microsoft's cloud. But the XenApp Express product it and Microsoft said would replace Azure remoteapp remains hidden from view. XenDesktop Essentials is a cloud service that uses …
Simon Sharwood, 20 Mar 2017
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Citrix shares soar on sale speculation

Citrix's share price took a sharp step in a pleasant directions after Bloomberg found “people familiar with the matter” willing to say the company is trying to sell itself. Shares went from a mid-afternoon $79 or so to $87 at around beer-o'clock, before settling to around $85. In mid-2015 activist investment outfit Elliot …
Simon Sharwood, 14 Mar 2017

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