Tom McCafferty

  1. A More Open Xen = A Stronger XenServer

    Last week, Citrix joined other industry leaders (Google, Cisco, Intel, Verizon) to create a collaborative open source project under the Linux Foundation to drive the future development of the Xen virtualization technology now named Xen Project. This is a significant development for the open source community at large, and was premiere news at the Linux Foundation Collaboration Conference earlier this month. The acceptance of Xen.org ...

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  2. When is a cloud a cloud? The importance of self-service

    In working with hundreds of customers around the globe on private and public cloud projects, I can safely say that the true measure of a cloud is now largely understood… Elastic Pooled Resources Self-Service Measured/Metered I don’t want to bore you with a cloud history lesson and I don’t expect that to shock anyone but I do think it’s an important reminder for some about what our customers are building.  ...

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  3. Cutting through the Hype in Cloud Management – EMA Radar for Private Clouds

    Reality – from EMA analyst report, EMA Radar for Private Cloud Platforms “With 150 paying cloud customers in 2012, many of which are managing tens of thousands of physical hosts, Citrix is a strong competitor in the cloud marketplace. The scale and business criticality of Citrix CloudPlatform-driven solutions, such as Zynga’s cloud, is evidence of the maturity of the Citrix cloud portfolio.” An interesting effect of working ...

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  4. ITaaS – If everything is a service, IT better own it.

    I know, the last thing we need is another *aaS in the mix but this is perhaps the most important one because it covers them all.  Consider this- Business initiatives like BYOD and remote work environments are driving a requirement for anytime, anywhere, any device access to the applications and services needed to enable productivity.  This requirement is forcing IT to rethink how applications, data ...

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  5. Citrix XenServer – Champion, Value Leader and Cloud Ready

    It’s no secret that the server virtualization market is heating up again as cloud computing delivers new value to the enterprise and SP datacenter.  Going forward, virtualizing apps and workloads is less about consolidation and more about providing the foundation for new levels of IT automation being embraced by innovators with a focus on enabling IT as-a-Service (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS…xaaS). Citrix is once again  proud to ...

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  6. Citrix Sets Sail as Champion and Value Leader in Cloud Management

      I’ve worked on a lot of products in my career where I would have given my right arm for a little industry recognition.  Heck I’ve worked on products where we couldn’t even make the bottom of the list let alone be recognized as a leader.  Being at Citrix makes it marginally easier because we are automatically on analysts radar, but in fairness we are in ...

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  7. Citrix Synergy Panel Discussion – Meet the Cloud Builders

    Citrix Synergy is the around the corner and I am looking forward to all of the partner and customer interactions.  Leading into the event we’ve just released XenServer 6.1 , announced our first ever Apache CloudStack Collaboration Conference and the first Apache release of CloudStack is right around the corner.  We are also building some major traction in our cloud ecosystem and continuing to see ...

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  8. XenServer 6.1 – Growing Market Share and Leading the Second Source Hypervisor Trend

    This week we released XenServer 6.1 with some amazing new features for datacenter, cloud and desktop workloads. Rather than brag about the hot new features or all the progress we’ve made in the product (which we have and hats off the amazing engineers on the XenServer team), I thought I’d share another side of the significance of this release by highlighting some recent evidence of ...

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  9. Happy learned how to putt. Uh-Oh!

    There comes a point in time in every cheesy movie where the underdog turns a corner. And if you didn’t know he was going to win from the beginning, there is no doubt when the fast tempo music  starts playing and the montage begins. In the real world things are obviously a little less dramatic then Daniel-san catching a fly in his chopsticks or Happy Gilmore ...

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  10. 1&1 Internet powers cloud with Citrix XenServer

    Since I joined Citrix earlier this year, I’ve been highlighting XenServer dominance in the service provider market. It’s one of the key criteria that keeps Citrix in the top hypervisors in analyst reports (Gartner)(Info-Tech) and an important part of the Citrix cloud vision.   In talking with many of those customers, it’s clear that XenServer provides the mature, stable, virtualization platform they are looking for with ...

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