Citrix 'announces' Citrix Desktop Server, et al.

I got excited today when I saw the big image on Citrix.com about Citrix Desktop Server, thinking "Hooray!

I got excited today when I saw the big image on Citrix.com about Citrix Desktop Server, thinking "Hooray! Trinity is finally out!", only to discover that it has only been "announced." At least this is a step further than Vertigo ever made it... (read the release here)

It seems that it was a big day for Citrix press release department, though, since they also put out a release (here)announcing the "Industry’s First Comprehensive End-To-End Application Delivery Infrastructure," of which Citrix Desktop Server is a part.

For those that don't know, Project Trinity--now Citrix Desktop Server--is Citrix's entrance into the VDI space. Currently set to be released in Q2 2007, Citrix intends to take traditional (can something that's not even year old be traditional?) VDI a step further by introducing the concept of DDI - Dynamic Desktop Infrastructure. Citrix calls it DDI instead of VDI because they feel that VDI implies a remote-desktop solution that is built on Windows XP or Vista instances running in VMs. While this is certainly an option, another option is to connect remote users to blade PCs, or even to Terminal Server-based desktop sessions. Therefore Citrix is focusing on the technology that connects users up to a dynamically-generated desktop in general, be it virtual, a blade, a TS session, or a physical PC. Po-tay-to, po-tah-to? Maybe? But they do make a good point. DDI is about more than VMware.

For more information on Project Trinity/Citrix Desktop Server, check out this podcast with Sumit Dhawan and Brian Nason of Citrix. Also, if you're attending BriForum in just over a week, there's going to be plenty of VDI/DDI discussion going on in several sessions.

We'll have more information as we get closer to the release, and stay tuned to BriForum blog at BriForum.com to see any tidbits that come up during the conference.

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Hi,
 
I thought that the original name for DDI stands for Dynamic Desktop Initiative, probably the marketing department of Citrix has changed that also to Dynamic Desktop Infrastructure ;-)
Desktop Server v1 is nice, v2 wil be be great!
 
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Ruben Spruijt
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Hi,
 
Two prodcuts of broker are on Citrix catalog : Desktop Broker for PS, and now Desktop Server.
But what are the difference of use ?
 
Thanks...
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Hi,
 
Desktop broker is part of Presentation Server 4.5, concurrent licensing of CPS is being used.
Desktop Server v1 and v2 later-on are new products, maybe this will be incorporated in Platinum Edition (don't know!), nowadays it's a separate solution/license.
 
Ruben Spruijt
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ok, and is it the same technical solution?
 
thanks
 
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Hi,
 
The solution is complete different.
Send me an email so i can search some material for you on this topic.
 
Ruben
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Citrix gotta stop this propaganda of announcing stuff without enough substance.  I already got killed by management when asked about the Citrix Performance Monitoring acquisition to find out that it was only announced at the time and Citrix had nothing to show or demonstrate.  Then the App streaming was also demo'ed but it was still in Beta. 

They should announce and market the stuff when they have the resource ready for presentation and demo.


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This will be a hard sell for a large enterprise to convert over.  You may get companies like Merril or Goldman to buy into it as a DR solution.  Its still cheaper and easier to deploy desktop images with traditional methods, including using other 3rd parties to do VM desktops if necessary.  You may get other places like retail to buy into something like this but the backend is very pricey to built.


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You're right, Ruben....good call...TMATD - Too Many Acronyms These Days :)
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