Calvin Hsu

  1. Features that matter: A round up of why XenApp has lasting differentiation

    Today, Rakesh Narasimhan blogged about the heritage of XenApp, and our decades of industry leadership – a great perspective from a new Citrix GM and no doubt just a part of why he decided to join our team. To put a finer point on it, I thought I would follow up with some more specifics about some of the key technological capabilities that got us ...

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  2. Citrix and Google partner to help customers migrate from XP and enable Chromebooks for the enterprise

    For 25 years, customers have relied on Citrix XenApp to help them through OS migrations time and time again. Typically, businesses host applications on XenApp to help with the transition in four ways: Continue access to an application that isn’t supported on the new OS Smooth the transition to new updates of apps by simultaneously allowing access to both old and new versions Control variables that might impact ...

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  3. Citrix XenDesktop With FlexCast Management Architecture Adds Support for Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1

    Coming on October 23rd 2013, on the heels of Microsoft’s latest Windows platform release, Citrix is releasing XenDesktop 7.1, which will add support Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1. Customers eagerly awaiting Windows Server 2012 R2 for its new multi-tenant-aware storage and networking capabilities, and Windows 8.1 for improved mouse and keyboard navigation will be able to take advantage of these features immediately. A ...

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  4. A new Xen in the family – XenDesktop and XenApp have a sibling!

    Today, Citrix introduced the world to XenMobile MDM, a new product that provides industry-leading mobile management capabilities, and the Mobile Solutions Bundle, which comprises of XenMobile MDM and CloudGateway, to deliver a complete enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution. While these new solutions offer fantastic capabilties - and the Zenprise team have done an amazing job over the last few years creating a leadership position - I ...

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  5. NEW Tech Preview: Multi-tenant VDI Capabilities for Cloud Providers

    (Before I get to the exciting news, please note that this Tech Preview is targeted at our nearly 2,000 Citrix Service Providers, who have been waiting for a way to get some of the benefits available with VDI, but have not had a cost-effective Microsoft SPLA-compliant option. If you are an enterprise customer deploying VDI, you already have tons of options with XenDesktop and VDI-in-a-Box.) I’m ...

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  6. Thank you, OnLive Desktop. Thank you.

      Wow, where to begin. Several weeks ago, OnLive launched their desktop offering at CES, and got media attention from a gaming-centric audience for connecting to a Windows desktop from an iPad. That audience apparently didn’t realize that more than 1,500 Citrix Service Providers have been doing the same thing for years, to all sorts of devices, and growing their businesses like crazy month-over-month. Then OnLive took some ...

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  7. Multi-tenancy in Practice for Cloud Service Providers

    Ashish Gujarathi just posted a blog that I think is pivotal for the hosting industry, "Designing a multi-tenant XenApp deployment." Why is it important? Not because the three models of deployment are so radical - but because most people we talk to have never thought of them as a continuum of non-mutually exclusive options before. It seems that a term like "multi-tenancy" is as confusing and ...

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  8. Self-service Cloud Apps with Cortex Cloud Control Panel

    Since we announced the acquisition of EMS-Cortex, there's been a tremendous amount of inquiries and requests for demos. So, we've lost no time scheduling a webinar for everyone to get a first taste of what Cortex Cloud Control Panel can do for your service provider business. Scheduled for April 6, 2011, the webinar will: •  Explore the business needs that control panels solve and the benefits it ...

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  9. New Adventures in Cloud App Delivery

    In the Citrix blog community, most people probably recognize me as a "XenDesktop marketing guy" (especially since Harry Labana's recent post has renewed interest in a blog I wrote some time ago). After launching XenDesktop 5 and then working briefly with the outstanding XenClient team, I've moved on to another new adventure - the new Cloud App Delivery Product group. I have to admit, when I ...

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  10. XenClient 1.0 Service Pack 1 – Come and get it!

    Citrix has just released Service Pack 1 (SP1) for XenClient™, which includes over a hundred updates to the client hypervisor and the Synchronizer for XenClient.  It offers user experience enhancements, expanded device compatibility, product fixes and other enhancements. Download XenClient now. This is the first update since the GA release back in September, and it was made possible by YOU. See, since the launch of XenClient, ...

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