The theme is move work to a more optimal place.
We were going to get a demo of a Citrix client on an iPad but the projector interface just woulldn’t work. Guess it’s dodgy hardware 😉 OH you know the fanboys will flame me over that.
72% of corporate machines will be laptops. Synchronized VDI VM’s will be critical. Citrix launched XenClient, a client hypervisor. Question/Comment: There are only a few models of computer that have support for the client hypervisor. I guess it is monolithic. No AMD support. The adoption rates of this will be quite limited without massively expanding the supported hardware list.
Synchronizer allows you to check out a VDI VM to your laptop running XenClient. Nice. Imagine that with OVF – could check out a VM to any client virtualization then – assuming OVF support in all products.
XenClient can passthrough the graphics card for 3D. This is experimental and only supports 1 VM at a time.
CItrix pitch the idea of the user having a public and private VM. Good luck with that. A user will not do that. They’re either too lazy, will forget or find it to be a waste of time. Another idea is that the user can supply their own laptop and a corporate build VM can go onto it. Uh uh! THe hardware list is too limited, mainly to pricey h/w I guess, and end users will bring non-supported hardware in. Also, the drive will be wiped when a XenClient will be done. A P2V must be done before hand of the user’s build because thew will have an OEM install with no media, not to mention their personal data. There will be a compliance issue regarding access and retainment of that P2V image on the corporate network.
Nice idea – but it needs to be a complete solution that is fully thought out. I don’t believe it is anywhere near that yet, based solely on what I am hearing here
Windows applications on demand, anywhere. Out since March. Dazzle provides serlf0service apps. HDX provides “RealTime” and plug’n’play. We may see some System Center integration.
FlexCast for Apps is a streaming solution including support for services. A next release may include support for streaming drivers.
HDX provides USB PNP, 3D graphics, etc.
I guess VPX is their network traffic optimisation solution?
NetScaler VPX for Hyper-V will run as a service for Hyper-V to accelerate it. Hmm, interesting.
Workflow Studio, XenApp EVA and XenDesktop EVA are appliances that are based on Hyper-V.
Citrix have 11% of the market share.
I see XenServer for the very first time. It appears to have something like Dynamic Memory: minimum and maximum RAM setting per VM. No shared paging in XenServer – the response to a question from a VMware user I guess.