Citrix Synergy 2010 – Day 1

Citrix Summit is over, now this is Synergy with Citrix partners and customers.  There was twice and maybe more people in the same building, that was be huge. Sessions I attended this day were as follow.

Schedule for Wednesday, May 12
6:30 am- 8:00 am Breakfast (Marriott/Hilton)
Marriott/Hilton
7:00 am- 9:00 am Breakfast (Moscone West, 3rd Floor)
Moscone West Convention Center – Moscone Level 3
8:00 am- 8:50 am SYN308 – From A to XenApp: the comprehensive technical guide to optimal XenApp farm design (2010 Edition)
Moscone West Convention Center – Moscone 2007,2009,2020,2022
9:00 am- 9:50 am SYN321 – Supporting Macs and iPhones in your corporate infrastructure
Moscone West Convention Center – Moscone 2001
10:30 am-12:30 pm Synergy Opening Keynote
Moscone West Convention Center – Moscone 3000-3012
12:30 pm- 3:30 pm Solutions Expo Hall
Moscone West Convention Center – Moscone Level 1
12:30 pm- 2:30 pm Lunch
Solutions Expo Hall
2:00 pm- 5:00 pm SYN422D – Practical HDX – optimizations for the real world
San Francisco Marriott – Yerba Buena 1-2

I will be fast today, session are too average level, I think this is good session for XenApp, XenDesktop administrators on the way, there are many detailed architectures, a lot of debugging / troubleshooting tools explanations but that’s it. There was nothing like deep memory dump analyzes, network packet capture and analyzes, it remains ‘mainstream’ for experimented Citrix engineers.

So I used my time to understand how things are working at Synergy, V.I.P groups, clans and underground wars… I did have many theories about that but I keep it for myself 🙂 Those guys are like rock stars in virtualization small planet, this is funny, it really remind me of what’s happening behind the scene in music business. Some are true with themselves, committed, honest and frank while some others are really annoying (passi satana perkele) and some situation are just unreal. Cloud computing ? yeah right… Everyone needs to write something about this trendy rock’n roll attitude but they lost the point, users and CxOs are lost and if they’re lost they won’t pay for something they don’t understand. Wait ! I need to check my crystal ball to write an blog about future of workstations and operating systems…

Back to Synergy, there was the opening keynote from Mark Templeton about what’s going on the crazy Citrix planet. There are many ongoing things for this year, and here are what I think are the most important release for this year.

XenClient available for download now at : XenClient Download
Synchronizer for XenClient available for download now at : Synchronizer for XenClient Download
Dazzle.net (new client and the very long waited back-end framework)
EncryptedData plug-in (Q3)

Citrix is really pushing very far their development and product releases, there are two Marc Templeton presentation’s slide  showing very clearly the direction Citrix is taking :

And they really are taking over with such technologies. Now I can’t wait to be back home to diver very deep in XenClient and Synchronizer for XenClient technology. (My crystal ball told me, XenClient will burn everything to the ground within 3 years…)

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