Saturday, 28 May 2011 10:04

Kaviza now a Citrix subsidiary Featured

By

Citrix Systems has completed its acquisition of Kaviza, makers of the VDI-in-a-Box that makes it easier for SMEs to adopt desktop virtualisation.


According to industry analyst Gartner, desktop virtualisation is the number four driver of new server purchases among SMEs in the Asia Pacific region, and number two in North America and Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Advantages of the Kaviza approach are said to be that it eliminates the need for separate connection brokers, load balancers, provisioning servers and expensive shared network storage. With it, virtual desktops can be put into production within two hours, and additional servers can be added in minutes.

VDI-in-a-Box already supports Citrix XenServer and VMware ESX hypervisors, and Microsoft Hyper-V will be added to the list in the near future.

Citrix was already an investor in Kaviza, and had licensed its HDX (high-definition user experience) technology to the company.

"We founded Kaviza and created VDI-in-a-Box specifically for small and medium customers whose needs have been underserved by existing solutions. By joining Citrix, we will be able to leverage the benefits of increased investment, global presence and a large channel footprint." said Kumar  Goswami, co-founder and CEO of Kaviza.

The news of the acquisition was the first thing mentioned by Citrix president and CEO Mark Templeton in his keynote address at the company's Synergy 2011 conference. The product means "complexity is optional" as it collapses the VDI stack into a single unit, he said.

VDI-in-a-Box will continue to be sold by Kaviza resellers, and from July 1 it will also be available from Citrix Solution Advisors. Templeton said Citrix branding will be applied to the product later this year.

Disclosure: the writer travelled to San Francisco as the guest of Citrix.


Subscribe to ITWIRE UPDATE Newsletter here

Now’s the Time for 400G Migration

The optical fibre community is anxiously awaiting the benefits that 400G capacity per wavelength will bring to existing and future fibre optic networks.

Nearly every business wants to leverage the latest in digital offerings to remain competitive in their respective markets and to provide support for fast and ever-increasing demands for data capacity. 400G is the answer.

Initial challenges are associated with supporting such project and upgrades to fulfil the promise of higher-capacity transport.

The foundation of optical networking infrastructure includes coherent optical transceivers and digital signal processing (DSP), mux/demux, ROADM, and optical amplifiers, all of which must be able to support 400G capacity.

With today’s proprietary power-hungry and high cost transceivers and DSP, how is migration to 400G networks going to be a viable option?

PacketLight's next-generation standardised solutions may be the answer. Click below to read the full article.

CLICK HERE!

WEBINAR PROMOTION ON ITWIRE: It's all about webinars

These days our customers Advertising & Marketing campaigns are mainly focussed on webinars.

If you wish to promote a Webinar we recommend at least a 2 week campaign prior to your event.

The iTWire campaign will include extensive adverts on our News Site itwire.com and prominent Newsletter promotion https://www.itwire.com/itwire-update.html and Promotional News & Editorial.

This coupled with the new capabilities 5G brings opens up huge opportunities for both network operators and enterprise organisations.

We have a Webinar Business Booster Pack and other supportive programs.

We look forward to discussing your campaign goals with you.

MORE INFO HERE!

BACK TO HOME PAGE
Stephen Withers

joomla visitors

Stephen Withers is one of Australia¹s most experienced IT journalists, having begun his career in the days of 8-bit 'microcomputers'. He covers the gamut from gadgets to enterprise systems. In previous lives he has been an academic, a systems programmer, an IT support manager, and an online services manager. Stephen holds an honours degree in Management Sciences and a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies.

Share News tips for the iTWire Journalists? Your tip will be anonymous

WEBINARS ONLINE & ON-DEMAND

GUEST ARTICLES

VENDOR NEWS

Guest Opinion

Guest Interviews

Guest Reviews

Guest Research

Guest Research & Case Studies

Channel News

Comments