News from Citrix Synergy

I’m blogging the Citrix Synergy keynote in real time. I’ll be adding to things that strike me as interesting to this post as announcements are made.

I’m blogging the Citrix Synergy keynote in real time.  I’ll be adding to things that strike me as interesting to this post as announcements are made.  Unfortunately, I didn’t think about making a crazy cool AJAX out of band update, so you’ll have to refresh your browser.  You can follow me on Twitter at http://twitter.com/JasonConger as well for snippets.

XenClient

In beta for a while, XenClient is now released to the public.  The vision of a client hypervisor is moving toward offline VDI.  Citrix will use a technology called Synchronizer to keep the virtual desktop on the XenClient client machine synchronized with a remote copy in the data center.  Another cool feature is the ability to send a “kill pill” to the XenClient VM.  I think this is a very significant announcement.  One word of caution, there is a limited subset of workstations that XenClient supports.

HDX Nitro

There are a lot of announcements surrounding HDX.  HDX “Nitro” includes several sub technologies:

  • Project Mach 3 will give you 3x performance
  • Project Laser is for printing performance
  • Project Zoom is application pre-launch for instant connection
  • Project Mercury is for WAN acceleration

Check out more on HDX Nitro at http://hdx.citrix.com/nitro

Dazzle

Dazzle was shown at the last 2 Synergy conferences.  I like the idea of where Dazzle wants to go – user self-service, but it still lacks some functionality.  Workflow approval has been shown as a demo, but still doesn’t exist yet.  I also think some of the excessive eye candy animations need to go.  Check it out for yourself here: http://www.citrix.com/tv/#search/dazzle

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