Citrix Xen desktop partnered with hyper-v

Sun, Apr 25 2010 9:49 AM Susantha Silva [Edit]

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I have been missing the blogging opportunity for few weeks. Apart from that very less interesting stories existed in the virtualization world for me 🙂

Anyway talking about the VDI technology Microsoft has been very keen and see a strong future in that. When it comes to VDI first thing it comes to our mind it Terminal Server. Again Citrix comes into the picture as the strong competitor product. But today we’re going to talk about MS and Citrix sitting on the same table and shaking hands. Citrix has been very strong in Terminal Server technology and wanted to be in the virtualization technology picture as well.

Citrix XenDesktop is one of the key application when it comes to VDI solutions. But again Microsoft have been leading with their own solutions on VDI as well. Combining with Windows 7 as a VDI solution it has been successful. Anyway XenDesktop itself have few secrets to use itself when used in low bandwidth situation. This join venture has been a big hit for VMware as well and that is what both giants wanted to do as well 🙂

Now for our tetchiest fans there is a XenDesktop on HYPER-V  sizing guide can be fond over here. Apart from some really good stuff about these two technologies can be found at Paul Wilson’s section in Citrix. Paul has been long time engineer working @ Citirx and specialize in VDI solution. You can visit the relevant web page from here.

So is VDI for everyone? From  my understanding point of view VDI will not going to be everyone’s cup of tea. But considering with the emerging cloud computing option in Asian market this would be a good method to be considered for SME market segment as well.

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