Java IoT Authors: Elizabeth White, Liz McMillan, Pat Romanski, Roger Strukhoff, Yeshim Deniz

Related Topics: SYS-CON MEDIA, Containers Expo Blog


Citrix Virtualization!

Citrix Desktop Server is complementary to solutions in the desktop virtualization market from companies such as HP and VMware

Citrix Systems announced Citrix Desktop Server™ 1.0 (previously code-named Project Trinity). The debut of this new technology marks the entrance into the burgeoning virtual desktop market for Citrix. With Desktop Server, Citrix is creating a new approach for IT organizations to deliver and manage desktops.  Desktop Server delivers Windows desktops from the datacenter as a secure on-demand service, dramatically simplifying OS migration and saving organizations up to 40 percent on desktop management costs. By supporting all popular methods for installing desktop operating systems in a datacenter – including virtual machine environments, blade PCs and Windows Terminal Services – Desktop Server gives IT administrators maximum flexibility to deliver the right desktop to the right user at the lowest possible cost. At the same time, Desktop Server empowers users with a powerful, personalized desktop computing experience, while also enabling IT to play a more proactive and strategic role in managing the environment (see today’s separate release “Citrix Unveils Industry’s First Comprehensive End-To-End Application Delivery Infrastructure” for more on Citrix’s end-to-end application delivery infrastructure strategy).

The market for desktop delivery technology is expected to grow dramatically over the next two years.  Intensified in light of Microsoft Windows Vista migration requirements, organizations across all industries are re-evaluating their existing desktop implementation plans and looking for better ways to deliver desktop operating systems to end users.  Analysts have estimated this migration will prompt the need for 400 million traditional desktops to be refreshed over the next three years.

This new desktop delivery technology from Citrix will enable IT organizations to efficiently concentrate resources in the datacenter, maintain a consistent, secure operating environment, and coordinate system-wide upgrades and migrations that are completely transparent to the end user.  Already known for its proven Windows application delivery technology — Citrix Presentation Server — which is embraced by more than 180,000 customers across millions of desktops, Citrix brings unparalleled knowledge and insight to propel Windows desktop delivery forward as a key IT strategy.  Desktop Server will be ideal for organizations wanting to dramatically improve desktop security, performance and reliability for their employees while also enabling their IT organizations to more easily deliver, manage and maintain desktops.

“Organizations around the globe are seeking an easier, more secure means of delivering desktop computing. There is a clear need for a solution that improves the delivery of Windows desktops and provides a more dynamic infrastructure to service the needs of many types of users,” said Mick Hollison, vice president and product line executive for Desktop Server, Citrix Systems.  “This technology represents a significant leap in the way IT organizations can service their users. With the power of Desktop Server, IT can provide users with powerful, personalized desktops while protecting corporate assets and maximizing the use of IT resources.”

Desktop Server Solves the Challenges of Traditional Windows Desktop Environments
Industry analysts have estimated that traditional enterprise desktops cost as much as $5,000 per user per year to maintain.  In addition, their limited lifecycles create high, recurring costs that are hard to reduce and grow exponentially over time.  Desktop Server addresses the most common and challenging scenarios that IT experiences with desktop delivery — security, costs, user experience, and management — by centralizing the desktops while still providing the full PC experience that end users expect.  Organizations are able to see the benefits of a centralized desktop computing model while end users get a “no compromises” desktop experience with the power, control, and personalization they expect.  Office workers who occasionally work from an alternate location such as a home office, will especially benefit from the flexibility Desktop Server offers because their desktop is delivered as an on-demand service and is instantly on, always available, and accessible from any location.  IT can also perform proactive performance tuning on these virtual desktops to provide additional CPU allocation, memory, or storage, according to changing business and end-user needs.

Desktop Server Delivers the Optimal Desktop Experience
Centralized delivery of desktops has been of interest to IT organizations for a long time, and the viability of virtual desktops has been proven by the 10 million desktops already delivered by customers using the published desktop feature within Citrix Presentation Server.  Citrix Desktop Server is the first purpose-built solution with “DynamicDelivery,” an innovative technology that automatically selects the right type of virtual desktop on demand, enabling IT administrators to deliver the best desktop for each user according to their needs.  This technology from Citrix will connect the user to the right desktop and optimize it for their unique requirements, ensuring the best performance, best security and lowest cost of ownership. This approach also improves IT flexibility and manageability through a unified desktop management console that manages all desktops in a common way, regardless of how they are installed in the datacenter. In addition, Desktop Server’s “Dynamic Delivery” capability supports all three of the most popular ways to install a desktop operating environment in a datacenter:

  • Server-hosted virtual desktop infrastructure: Ideal for marketing, financial, and other office-based or offshore workers who use a wide variety of applications and want a highly personal desktop that can be easily customized, but do not want dedicated hardware in the datacenter for each desktop environment.
  • Blade PCs: Ideal for engineers and designers, who use compute-intensive applications and require desktops with the maximum performance based on dedicated hardware in the datacenter.
  • Windows Terminal Server: Ideal for a large group of call-center, clerical, branch-office or retail employees who all share a similar desktop environment with a limited number of applications and need a cost-effective, easy-to-use desktop solution.

Desktop Server Complements Leading Desktop Virtualization Solutions
Citrix Desktop Server is complementary to leading solutions in the desktop virtualization market from companies such as HP and VMware because it provides a comprehensive infrastructure that now enables customers to choose specifically how the desktop is delivered to the end user, regardless of whether they are leveraging any of the above methods.

“The Citrix Desktop Server allows IT administrators to manage user access and connections to VMware’s virtual infrastructure platform, which provides full virtualization capabilities for desktop hosting,” said Brian Byun, vice president of global partners and solutions at VMware. “Desktop virtualization is transforming enterprise IT by delivering improved management through server-hosted desktops. We look forward to Citrix Desktop Server being used to extend the value of VMware Infrastructure deployments for our joint customers.”

“Citrix Desktop Server in combination with HP ProLiant and BladeSystem servers provides the performance and reliability required for a comprehensive desktop delivery infrastructure.  HP is committed to working with Citrix to provide customers the flexibility to choose the desktop delivery technology that best meets their needs,” said Paul Miller, vice president, marketing, Industry Standard Servers and BladeSystem Division, HP.  “As a leader in delivering remote client solutions - whether based on server-based computing, virtual desktops or blade PCs - HP is in the unique position of being able to provide the technology that best meets each user’s needs.”

Pricing and Availability
Desktop Server 1.0 is scheduled for availability in the second quarter of 2007.  For more information on Desktop Server, please visit http://www.citrix.com/desktopserver.

More Stories By Virtualization News

SYS-CON's Virtualization News Desk trawls the news sources of the world for the latest details of virtualization technologies, products, and market trends, and provides breaking news updates from the Virtualization Conference & Expo.

Comments (1)

Share your thoughts on this story.

Add your comment
You must be signed in to add a comment. Sign-in | Register

In accordance with our Comment Policy, we encourage comments that are on topic, relevant and to-the-point. We will remove comments that include profanity, personal attacks, racial slurs, threats of violence, or other inappropriate material that violates our Terms and Conditions, and will block users who make repeated violations. We ask all readers to expect diversity of opinion and to treat one another with dignity and respect.

@ThingsExpo Stories
Digital Transformation: Preparing Cloud & IoT Security for the Age of Artificial Intelligence. As automation and artificial intelligence (AI) power solution development and delivery, many businesses need to build backend cloud capabilities. Well-poised organizations, marketing smart devices with AI and BlockChain capabilities prepare to refine compliance and regulatory capabilities in 2018. Volumes of health, financial, technical and privacy data, along with tightening compliance requirements by...
Business professionals no longer wonder if they'll migrate to the cloud; it's now a matter of when. The cloud environment has proved to be a major force in transitioning to an agile business model that enables quick decisions and fast implementation that solidify customer relationships. And when the cloud is combined with the power of cognitive computing, it drives innovation and transformation that achieves astounding competitive advantage.
DevOpsSummit New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DXWorldEXPO within the program. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of bus...
DXWordEXPO New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City and will bring together Cloud Computing, FinTech and Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, AI, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location.
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
Widespread fragmentation is stalling the growth of the IIoT and making it difficult for partners to work together. The number of software platforms, apps, hardware and connectivity standards is creating paralysis among businesses that are afraid of being locked into a solution. EdgeX Foundry is unifying the community around a common IoT edge framework and an ecosystem of interoperable components.
Cloud-enabled transformation has evolved from cost saving measure to business innovation strategy -- one that combines the cloud with cognitive capabilities to drive market disruption. Learn how you can achieve the insight and agility you need to gain a competitive advantage. Industry-acclaimed CTO and cloud expert, Shankar Kalyana presents. Only the most exceptional IBMers are appointed with the rare distinction of IBM Fellow, the highest technical honor in the company. Shankar has also receive...
Enterprises have taken advantage of IoT to achieve important revenue and cost advantages. What is less apparent is how incumbent enterprises operating at scale have, following success with IoT, built analytic, operations management and software development capabilities - ranging from autonomous vehicles to manageable robotics installations. They have embraced these capabilities as if they were Silicon Valley startups.
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that ICOHOLDER named "Media Sponsor" of Miami Blockchain Event by FinTechEXPO. ICOHOLDER give you detailed information and help the community to invest in the trusty projects. Miami Blockchain Event by FinTechEXPO has opened its Call for Papers. The two-day event will present 20 top Blockchain experts. All speaking inquiries which covers the following information can be submitted by email to [email protected] Miami Blockchain Event by FinTechEXPO also offers s...
Poor data quality and analytics drive down business value. In fact, Gartner estimated that the average financial impact of poor data quality on organizations is $9.7 million per year. But bad data is much more than a cost center. By eroding trust in information, analytics and the business decisions based on these, it is a serious impediment to digital transformation.
Predicting the future has never been more challenging - not because of the lack of data but because of the flood of ungoverned and risk laden information. Microsoft states that 2.5 exabytes of data are created every day. Expectations and reliance on data are being pushed to the limits, as demands around hybrid options continue to grow.
The standardization of container runtimes and images has sparked the creation of an almost overwhelming number of new open source projects that build on and otherwise work with these specifications. Of course, there's Kubernetes, which orchestrates and manages collections of containers. It was one of the first and best-known examples of projects that make containers truly useful for production use. However, more recently, the container ecosystem has truly exploded. A service mesh like Istio addr...
As IoT continues to increase momentum, so does the associated risk. Secure Device Lifecycle Management (DLM) is ranked as one of the most important technology areas of IoT. Driving this trend is the realization that secure support for IoT devices provides companies the ability to deliver high-quality, reliable, secure offerings faster, create new revenue streams, and reduce support costs, all while building a competitive advantage in their markets. In this session, we will use customer use cases...
Cloud Expo | DXWorld Expo have announced the conference tracks for Cloud Expo 2018. Cloud Expo will be held June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, and November 6-8, 2018, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DX Expo within the program. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive ov...
DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO are the world's most influential, independent events where Cloud Computing was coined and where technology buyers and vendors meet to experience and discuss the big picture of Digital Transformation and all of the strategies, tactics, and tools they need to realize their goals. Sponsors of DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO benefit from unmatched branding, profile building and lead generation opportunities.
Digital Transformation and Disruption, Amazon Style - What You Can Learn. Chris Kocher is a co-founder of Grey Heron, a management and strategic marketing consulting firm. He has 25+ years in both strategic and hands-on operating experience helping executives and investors build revenues and shareholder value. He has consulted with over 130 companies on innovating with new business models, product strategies and monetization. Chris has held management positions at HP and Symantec in addition to ...
With 10 simultaneous tracks, keynotes, general sessions and targeted breakout classes, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO are two of the most important technology events of the year. Since its launch over eight years ago, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO have presented a rock star faculty as well as showcased hundreds of sponsors and exhibitors! In this blog post, we provide 7 tips on how, as part of our world-class faculty, you can deliver one of the most popular sessions at our events. But before reading...
The best way to leverage your Cloud Expo presence as a sponsor and exhibitor is to plan your news announcements around our events. The press covering Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo will have access to these releases and will amplify your news announcements. More than two dozen Cloud companies either set deals at our shows or have announced their mergers and acquisitions at Cloud Expo. Product announcements during our show provide your company with the most reach through our targeted audiences.
The IoT Will Grow: In what might be the most obvious prediction of the decade, the IoT will continue to expand next year, with more and more devices coming online every single day. What isn’t so obvious about this prediction: where that growth will occur. The retail, healthcare, and industrial/supply chain industries will likely see the greatest growth. Forrester Research has predicted the IoT will become “the backbone” of customer value as it continues to grow. It is no surprise that retail is ...
Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereal. Andrew's role at ConsenSys Enterprise is a mul...