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  • HCI and the (re)rise of on-premises VDI

    A month into 2016, I’ve realized that every speech and webcast I’ve done so far this year was about Hypercovered Infrastructure (HCI) and why it makes sense for VDI. HCI is a hardware/software solution (like from Nutanix, Simplivity, Atlantis...
    Published Feb 03 2016 by Brian Madden , 2,345 views, 4 comments
  • Citrix hires Kirill Tatarinov as their CEO. What do we know about this guy?

    Last week Citrix announced they hired Kirill Tatarinov to be the new permanent CEO to replace Mark Templeton who was forced into retirement last year by Elliott. Your first thought was probably like mine, which was, “Who’s that?” I’ve...
    Published Jan 27 2016 by Brian Madden , 5,579 views, 0 comments
  • Elliott cost cutting just cut one of the most innovative groups in Citrix

    Last week while everyone (myself included) was focusing on Citrix Summit 2016, the company quietly laid off their enter Sydney-based Citrix Labs group. The team in Syndey was made up of some very experienced people. The core group had an average tenure...
    Published Jan 20 2016 by Brian Madden , 8,835 views, 5 comments
  • All the news from Citrix Summit 2016. XenApp/XenDesktop 7.7 & 7.8, lower CWC pricing, and more!

    Citrix’s annual partner conference is taking place this week in Las Vegas. Technically it’s a non-public event (though honestly how “NDA” can something be when you announce it on stage in front of 3,000 attendees in this age of...
    Published Jan 13 2016 by Brian Madden , 9,726 views, 3 comments
  • My 2016 wishes and predictions. What about you?

    Happy new year! Last week I wrote my 2015 wrap-up (in a word: “meh”), and this week I’m going follow up with my wishes and predictions for 2016. Overall I’m pretty happy with the state of the desktop virtualization industry. I...
    Published Jan 06 2016 by Brian Madden , 7,475 views, 4 comments
  • 2015 Year in Review. The verdict? meh.

    Congratulations to you, desktop virtualization industry watcher, for making it through was has easily been the most boring year in the past 20 years of desktop virtualization. Not that this is a bad thing, of course. We’ve had some busy years recently...
    Published Dec 30 2015 by Brian Madden , 6,729 views, 0 comments
  • Browsium's new "Proton" product is like SCCM for browsers. (And it's awesome!)

    A few weeks ago, Browsium launched a new product called Proton . Proton works kind of like desktop management software, except the target is browsers and web apps instead of Windows desktops and Windows apps. (So think of software inventory, but instead...
    Published Dec 17 2015 by Brian Madden , 7,386 views, 0 comments
  • BriForum 2016: London in May, Boston in July

    Lots of people have been asking about BriForum 2016. We don't have all the details finalized yet, but I can tell you what we know for sure now: BriForum 2016 London will be in late May (after Synergy). BriForum 2016 US will be in Boston, in late July...
    Published Dec 16 2015 by Brian Madden , 6,605 views, 2 comments
  • A BMW is a better car than a Honda. (You don't need a BMW.)

    Sometimes "good enough" is good enough. I participated in a panel discussion about SaaS, DaaS, and the future of Windows desktop applications a few months ago. One of the audience members asked a question about Google Apps. The ensuing conversation was...
    Published Dec 02 2015 by Brian Madden , 10,456 views, 6 comments
  • Workspot enters the full VDI market using Nutanix's HCI platform

    Earlier this year, Workspot added desktop clients to their previously “mobile only” offerings, and around the same time they added RDP support to connect to remote RDSH & VDI desktops & apps. If you don’t remember Workspot ,...
    Published Nov 24 2015 by Brian Madden , 12,686 views, 8 comments
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