Citrix Synergy attendees will learn what the company has in store for the near future, and it's safe to say the software-defined workplace will play a big role.
Synergy is, of course, still about desktop and application virtualization, networking, mobility and cloud computing. But this year Citrix will put even more focus on the idea of software-defining everything, which is changing what IT shops look like. Software-defined networks, storage and whole data centers can be more nimble, programmable and dynamic -- a model that resonates with IT professionals seeking to make their lives easier, and with companies that want to support users in new and potentially more effective ways.
1New Citrix updates-
From the show
Check out all the news from Synergy 2015 and find out what happened, straight from the conference floor.
Citrix knows most customers turn to VMware for server virtualization, so it's trying to make XenServer the best option for hosting XenApp and XenDesktop. This will steer companies toward the entire Citrix stack instead of picking and choosing from other vendors. Continue Reading
Citrix previewed XenMobile’s dynamic containerization at Synergy, which applies a container to any app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. IT can use it to containerize public apps on the fly, but some attendees remain skeptical of its viability. Continue Reading
Many organizations are hesitant to adopt mobility management products such as XenMobile because the tools are complex to implement. Some shops don’t have the skills or knowledge in-house to manage them, whereas other companies simply don’t see the need for mobility management products. But a data leak can quickly change that perspective. Continue Reading
IT pros got a hands-on preview of Citrix Workspace Cloud at Synergy. The cloud-based control plane makes desktop and application delivery much easier for admins. But are the changes too big for companies to adopt? Continue Reading
2Tips and tricks-
Expert Citrix advice
Take a look at the latest tips, columns and analysis of the technologies on display at Synergy 2015, and get up to speed with session recaps and answers to frequently asked questions.
Citrix has released a new version of Receiver for Windows. Version 4.2.100 boasts better graphics performance for XenDekstop and XenApp 7.6 as well as support for Windows tablets. Continue Reading
Sanbolic's Melio product has become the basis of Citrix's hyper-converged infrastructure offering, WorkspacePod, and could help the company compete against VMware's VSAN. VSAN offers customers a complete stack, and now with Melio, Citrix can do the same. Continue Reading
Citrix DesktopPlayer for Windows could solve some of the problems of running client-side VMs. It’s a Type 2 hypervisor, which means you don’t have to wipe a machine before you install DesktopPlayer. The version for Mac has been around for a while, but DesktopPlayer for Windows lets you support alternative OSes on Windows machines. Continue Reading
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3Top Citrix terms-
Brush up on the definitions of some of the most common terms you'll hear at Synergy.