Last week I presented at the iPhone Developer Summit iPhone Developer Summit
an alternative option of app development for the iPhone or any mobile device.
The basic premise is to use the Tools or Development platforms you already
know to modify or build applications that can optimized for viewing on the
iPhone yet actually run on XenApp servers within the datacenter.
The concept was very well received by non-developer IT Pro's and developers
that are experts in other platforms, now trying to get their head around
Objective C and other iPhone specific considerations. For the existing iPhone
Developers the concept was foriegn and they remained skeptical. Thats OK,
there is lots of room for more native iPhone apps and reason's to go mobile.
As soon as users get the taste of leaving their laptop home there will
allways be all those other app's or docs they will want acc... (more)
Apps from the Cloud frequently means limited function browser based web apps
that may be OK for personal use but don’t cut it in the business world.
Citrix as an industry leader delivering full featured enterprise windows apps
to business has now enabled the Cloud to provide the delivery system. As a
public demonstration Citrix has posted a pre-built XenApp Server in
Amazon’s Xen based EC2 offering.
Anyone can now start demonstrating and testing rich windows app delivery from
the Cloud in minutes without committing to hardware or the typical set up and
A deta... (more)
Citrix has released a public AMI ( Amazon Machine Image ) in the EC2 Cloud
recently as part of the C3 Lab initiative with Amazon Web Services. XenApp
Fundamentals is the new name for Access Essentials which is an ideal solution
for SMB's looking for a simple way to administer and deliver Windows apps to
office PC's, Thin Clients, Desktop Appliances, home PC's, Mac's, Laptops or
mobile devices. Only a Receiver client is required on the endpoint, the
applications get installed on a single XenApp server and are simply published
to the users you want to access the app. The Admin cons... (more)
The question of VDI use cases, customer awareness, and Desktop Virtualization
has been a hot topic lately at Citrix. Harry Labana's blog post did a great
job describing the differences in Desktop Virtualization and Server
Virtualization. In addition to the positive reviews, a few commenters have
also brought up some scenarios we have been considering but have not made
available to date. Specifically we have been discussing ways to make HDX more
pervasive and useful to IT Pros and users. HDX has significant benefits and
we want the broader industry to try it out and get a taste of... (more)
Chris Fleck's Blog
There is a lot of hype and reality in the world of Cloud computing today. On
the hype side there are numerous data points; VC investments, M&A, data
centers under construction, new conferences and events. On the other hand
there are now many examples of reality as well. SaaS offerings like
Salesforce.com and many HR applications plus web site hosting have
established themselves as a legitimate part of the IT portfolio of many
corporations large and small.
Adding fuel to the fire is extensive press, analyst and blog coverage (like
this!) plus books like Nicholas... (more)