Highlight of the Citix Synergy keynote
Work better ,live better mobility is key and leads to freedom. Thats part of the first message Citrix is spreading.
Introducing ByteMobile, solving the video traffic problems for telco`s. Layer 4 to7 technology.
Update ,Xenserver 6.1, live storage migrations, batch conversion of VmWare machines.
New XenClient enterprise for ultrabooks. Free for Xendesktop enterprise customers. Xenclient 4.5 will support Windows 8. Release expected dec 2012.
XENdesktop on hyperV 2012. Not from the keynote but my personal favorite.
MICROSFT 2012 , native support for Appv, windows 8 native w8 ui integration and off course a native windows receiver for windows 8 also rt. From the demo its looks like a great user experience. Wait and see what real live experience will be.
Design with independance in mind on apps and access devices. VUUCA added with UNUSALLY, users take over the direction technology is going. And the speed that is wanted on delivering services is essential to support the users. IT is going industrial. Service fast and at the right price. Speed and agility, spagility :-).
New gotomeeting with hd faces for iPad, present from the iPad. Now the open question is when will other devices get this feature.
Gotomeeting is fusing together with Podio
New sharefile, on permise storage using storage zones, cloud or private. Announcing tech preview for storage connectors, samba, sharepoint, exchange and windows file shares. On demand sync is the next feature for XenDesktop. When you click it loads content on demand. You see the files (0 kb) ,click and the file is loaded.
Next item in the keynote is apps. Citrix is going wider to all apps ios, html 5, windows, android. Mobile apps is the next thing.Introducing MDX. Citrix can now provision the native apps in containers and deliver them through Cloud Gateway and keep them sandboxed. Secure container as they call it.
2 new apps, @workmail and @workweb. Delivered through cloudgateway secured through mdx. This is for more than apple alone and thats a good thing. Choices for customers.
Another nice thing is the integration of all like gotomeeting, podio, sharefile and when needed using micro vpn. This will bring device native look and feel but in a secured environment. Kill switch build in. ME@work, mobile enterprise on any device.
Moving to cloudservices, Xendesktopis up using flexcast to deliver. Flexcast is expanded with remotePC. Anywhere anytime anyplace for a fraction of the costs for specials. Done by HDX
Project avalon is moving the enterprise to a private cloud style private provider
New Citrix studio, this is where Xenapp is merging into Xendesktop. Finally one console. Excalibur release for Xendesktop. Hosted shared desktop is the new name for published desktop. Excalibur is expanded by director management tool to manage the session. The tool is webbased.
Tech preview available 1 november.
Next release merlin. Orchestration xenapp,xendesktop.next in all backends. Build, bridge and deliver. From private to amazone to cloudstack. Delivery is powered by Netscaler.
New is SDX open for 3rd party services
One more thing, Cisco deep partnership, calling it a friendship. Extending it to the next level.
When we are in the Citrix buisiness it will be imposible to ignore Cisco. And to enforce the message the cisco chairman is on video.
Finished….but not over. It looks like more work ahead for everybody. A quick blog almost live and not checked…