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Chris Fleck's Blog The economics of Cloud Computing do point out a major Cloud advantage when it comes to short term or variable workloads. On the surface though it's apparent that Amazon's EC2, for example, is significantly more expensive if the set up is utilized 24x7x365, even a 40 hour week yields a slightly higher cost. Below is a simple comparison of Amazon EC2 vs. purchasing a set of servers for development purposes ( I have added some additional costs and scenarios). This example also assumes the servers fit in existing space and either environment would be managed by existing staff. On the surface it's apparent that EC2 is significantly more expensive if the set up is utilized 24x7x365, even a 40 hour week yields a slightly higher cost. So where is all the savings? What's all the hype about? Purchase - on Premise $ 15,000 Quad-Core Servers ( 5 x 3,000 each ) $... (more)

Cloud Computing Economics, Part Two

Chris Fleck's Blog As described in part 1 of this blog series, the cloud is not the answer for every enterprise or every workload. This is true based on the current economics even without considering additional factors like security, control and SLA's. On the other hand the economics do point out a major cloud advantage when it comes to short term or variable workloads. (Pointed out by Michael Keen and Billy Marshall as well). Perhaps this is not very surprising to many, but it does help to look at the numbers to put it in perspective. The largest Intrinsic cost advantage of the ... (more)

Citrix Receiver For the iPhone Hits the App Store

It's still not official .... but the Tech Preview of the long awaited Citrix Receiver for the iPhone is now available in the AppStore.  Anyone with a properly configured Citrix XenApp  environment can download the Citrix Receiver and access authorized company apps from their iPhone today ! Now is the time to start testing the iPhone in your environment, look for ways to increase productivity, and have some fun. There are some restrictions in this Tech Preview so be sure to check out the iPhone Community pages we have set up for requirements, tips and forum discussions. If you w... (more)

Citrix Receiver For the iPhone Closes the Gap on Enterprise Adoption

At Synergy the app delivery industry event in Las Vegas this week Citrix announced the formal release of the Citrix Receiver for iPhone 1.0, now available in the App Store. The new app allows instant access to company resources behind the firewall including apps, documents, and internal web sites. Even web apps that require Flash or Java will work when delivered to the iPhone through Citrix XenApp servers. The actual data never leaves the company servers but Citrix utilizes its HDX technology to remote the application to the iPhone in a way that makes the app appear like its run... (more)

Citrix XenServer Virtualization & Fortune 500 Companies

Citrix Systems just announced that more than 10 percent of Global Fortune 500 companies have downloaded and activated its Citrix XenServer virtualization platform for production use in the last four months, with activations among large enterprises spiking significantly after the release of XenServer 5.5 in June. Since making XenServer available for free unlimited production deployment earlier this year, more than 150,000 users have downloaded the product from hundreds of download sites in over 50 countries. With its latest release, XenServer has set a new standard for free virtu... (more)