Podcast: Citrix and VMware - Current Scenarios and Future Direction

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Today's show is a recording of a speech I gave at the Tyson's Corner Marriott on August 18, 2005. My topic was Citrix and VMware-how these two technologies work together today, and the larger role that virtualization will play in the future.

Today's show is a recording of a speech I gave at the Tyson's Corner Marriott on August 18, 2005. My topic was Citrix and VMware—how these two technologies work together today, and the larger role that virtualization will play in the future. In this hour-long speech, I talk very broadly about the future of Citrix, Windows applications, and virtualization in general. Specific topics include:

  • The history of VMware and Citrix, why they got together
  • Scalability. Does VMware help? How will 64-bit Windows will change this?
  • A brief mention of the kernel memory changes from Windows 2000 to Windows 2003
  • How does VMware affect consolidation strategies?
  • When should you use VMware with Citrix, when not to?
  • VMware ACE: Where can that be used with Citrix? Should you use that for Citrix or just do that natively?
  • Citrix Access Gateway and Smart Access
  • Future of utilization of servers
  • A quick mention of Longhorn’s modular architecture
  • Microsoft’s Virtual Server product server is now dead. The next incarnation will be a ESX
  • Server-like hypervisor
  • Egenera and blades
  • Citrix’s Application Isolation Environments and Softricity
  • The future of terminal server and what's being built into longhorn
  • ICA versus RDP. What value does Citrix provide on top of Terminal Server?
  • The future of Citrix in the Longhorn days
  • What is Citrix doing with Smart Access?
  • What will Netscaler bring to Citrix?
  • Moving server-based computing beyond screen scrape technologies with WinFX/Avalon remoting
  • The ultimate merger of Terminal Server and IIS
  • How SmoothRoaming could get smart about client devicesHow we can move beyond “cut and paste” local and remote application integration with metadata transfers

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I attended a Citrix hosted dinner last night with Citrix, VMWare and NetScaler to learn how all three products mesh together. I am new to the virtualization concept and was eager to learn all that can be done with VMWare. I can see us using it at our DR location. Anyhow, I would be a little weary about consolidating our Citrix Servers for the fear that future versions of Presentation Server will not be 100% compatible with VMWare. Any thoughts on this? Should I be concerned about this or should I assume these companies are certifying their apps against each other?
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I don't think I would be worried about this. I'm not sure who's certifying what exactly, but Citrix doesn't even recognize that it's running within a VM, and that's a good thing if you ask me.

Brian
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Citrix talked last year at iForum on how they were embracing virtualization more and more. They talked of their lab being run in VM's quite a bit. I wouldn't worry so much about will Presentation Server run. I would be more worried onthe performance hit you'd take by moving to a virtualized architecture.
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