Citrix Cloud Computing Company Acquires FrameHawk to Enhance Its Virtual Desktop Service Portfolio

Citrix Cloud Computing Company Acquires FrameHawk to Enhance Its Virtual Desktop Service Portfolio

Citrix Cloud Computing Company Acquires FrameHawk to Enhance Its Virtual Desktop Service Portfolio

The FrameHawk technologies, especially Lightweight Framebuffer Protocol LFP will be used in combination with the Citrix cloud computing technology HDX in XenDesktop and XenApp products to improve the efficiency of DaaS services.

GREATRESPONDER.COM – It was announced by cloud computing vendor Citrix this week that it is buying the FrameHawk company to strengthen its Desktop Virtualization product portfolios. The statement does not disclose the financial terms of this acquisition but it is very clear that the FrameHawk technologies would be very useful for improving the efficiency of Citrix desktop product portfolios.

According to the statement, the Citrix will use the technologies developed by the FrameHawk Company in the domain of communication, especially its light weight efficient protocol called Lightweight Framebuffer Protocol LFP would be used in combination with the cloud computing frameworks of Citrix such as – XenApp and XenDesktop.

The Citrix is working aggressively to improve the virtual desktop services over the wireless networks due to the fact that many companies are adopting mobile and tablets in their businesses, but the communication over wireless and mobile networks is not smooth and efficient. Normally, on mobile networks accessing the virtual desktops will be less efficient due to intermittent glitches resulting from congestion and other issues. To overcome these issues related to communication problems, the Citrix plans to implement LFP technology developed by the FrameHawk Company would be used with the Citrix HDX to improve the efficiency of DaaS product portfolios of the company.

Already, there is a serious talent hunting contest going on between VMware and Citrix that resulted two top guns of Citrix snagged by VMware to take advantage in DaaS market place. With this merger, the Citrix cloud computing business, especially DaaS would be strengthened.

The FrameHawk was founded about 5 years back in 2008 in San Franscisco, CA. Its LFP protocol creation was inspired by the experiences of the company engineers that they got while working with spacecraft communication at NASA. According to FrameHawk, the goal of the development of this technology was to enable communication on the mobile networks from over 240000 KM distance without any customized chip sets on each device.

The virtual desktop service is getting speeds aggressively, many companies are trying hard to capitalize their market spaces in this domain of business. Many companies like VMware, Amazon and others have recently acquired different companies to strengthen their desktop products.

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VMware Hires Top Cloud Computing Talent Bob Schultz and Sumit Dhawan from Citrix

VMware Hires Top Cloud Computing Talent Bob Schultz and Sumit Dhawan from Citrix

VMware Hires Top Cloud Computing Talent Bob Schultz and Sumit Dhawan from Citrix

The former general manager of desktop and application section and group vice president at Citrix has joined as ‘chief strategy lead’ at End User Computing group EUC of VMware cloud computing Virtualization vendor.

GREATRESPONDER.COM – It was announced this week through a blog post by the GM and EVP of EUC Mr. Sanjay Poonen. This is a strategic move by VMware to consolidate its efforts in the domain of desktop Virtualization. The VMware has already announced its ambition to pursue aggressively in the field of desktop Virtualization. This hiring of desktop virtualization expert would be very helpful for VMware to consolidate its service portfolio in the domain of cloud computing industry.

The most shocking news for Citrix came when Sumit Dhawan was hired by the VMware as a head of strategy, product portfolio and engineering for the company’s desktop business organization. He was one of the most trusted senior leaders of the CEO of Citrix Company. He worked at Citrix for more than 16 years during that tenure has been very instrumental in development of the strategies in cloud computing based products portfolio especially desktop virtualization.

Many people in the industry consider this contest of recruiting the executives between these two major cloud vendor companies is similar to that between Google and Microsoft a few years back.

In his blog Poonen wrote, “He brings considerable experience to VMware. I also think that VMware wants to make a statement, considering that they grouped Sumit and Bob – along with Kit’s promotion – into the same announcement”. He further added that “End user computing is a serious business for us, and we’re so serious about it that we just hired two senior executives away from our top competitor”.

In another statement, a former executive of Citrix said, “Sumit is a long-time Citrix guy and ran a bunch of the things that shaped the XenApp business and the new XenMobile business.”

Many analysts in the cloud computing industry are anticipating this move as an indicator of seriousness of VMware towards the business of desktop virtualization in this fiercely competitive market place. A dynamic team comprising Sanjay, Bob, Sumit and others is really a great sign for VMware to aggressively pursue its goals in the cloud business.

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Cloud Computing Based Desktop Virtualization Solution Launched by Cisco Systems

Cloud Computing Based Desktop Virtualization Solution Launched by Cisco Systems

Cloud Computing Based Desktop Virtualization Solution Launched by Cisco Systems

Cisco system teams up with VMware and Citrix to integrate their cloud computing based technology into the Cisco Unified Computing Systems (UCS) for developing a virtual desktop service. This targeted market for this service will be both the cloud providers and enterprises.

GREATRESPONDER.COM – IT giant Cisco Systems announced this week that it is going to start a cloud computing based desktop Virtualization solution to its customers. The targeted market for this product will be both the enterprise sector and the cloud computing based service provider companies. The service was developed by using major cloud products of VMware and Citrix and the Unified Computing Systems UCS of Cisco Systems. This newly developed service will be based on its existing virtual desktop infrastructure (on-premises), which will be enhanced to convert into futuristic cloud computing based service of Cisco called as Desktop as a Service DaaS.

It was further elaborated that the Cisco DaaS service would be highly secure and industry grade robust, in terms of its availability, reliability and consistency. Cisco is offering two versions of this DaaS service – one is based on the VMware’s Desktone Virtual Desktop technology and the other one is based on the virtual desktop technology of Citrix.

Explaining about the technical features of these services, the vice president of engineering at Cisco Systems, Satinder Sethi said, “ As many as 252 virtual desktops can be offered on a single UCS blade server and supports 3D graphics. Many other features through solution accelerator packs will also be available with this service. While talking about the commercial benefits and prospects, Mr. Sethi said, “Many organizations are looking for ways to achieve the benefits of desktop Virtualization without the need to install and maintain equipment or make capital investments – and for cloud service providers, the solution will help them achieve rapid time-to-market while economically scaling their business”

The DaaS loud computing based service of Cisco systems will allow the customers to access desktops, data and apps from anywhere and at any time. It will be highly secure, reliable and pay as you use model of expense. This is highly scalable and cost efficient, which will be able to eliminate the upfront cost of having on-premises equipment for using VDI services.

It is very imperative that AWS has also announced its VDI solutions in limited preview phase last month. Thus, the VDI market is going to see a new height of competition in very near future.

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