This year wasn’t as surprising as it has been in the past years on the innovation and “really new stuff”. Perhaps this is is because since I’m a CTP I know a lot more on Citrix plan before the announce it but I think the evolution Citrix brings into their product now will still take a year to go and be released and ready to go.

Some announces are old already, many things have been announced at Citrix Synergy in San Francisco and many announces made were about products already available since couple of months.

Anyway, here is my wrap up so far :

ByteMobile is now part of Citrix, acquisition in july (Official Announcement here)

  • over 6 billion mobile devices growing
  • 50%+ mobile data is video & multimedia
  • growth – 25x over the next 5 years

This acquisition brings Citrix cloud networking convergence with mobile data a bit further.

XenServer

The general availability of the 6.1 released has been made one month ago (Official Announcement here) and the major features are :

  • live storage migration
  • batch conversion of vmware vms
  • Citrix Cloudplatform integration

XenClient

XenClient Enterprise 4.5 is available now for ultrabook and after Citrix other acquisition this year (Virtual Computer) advanced set of features are coming along with this new realease :

  • Broader hardware compatibility
  • XenClient Enterprise is now localized
  • VLAN tagging support
  • External network access to Synchronizer via Citrix NetScaler
    • SSL bridging
    • SSL offload
  • Windows 8 guest OS
  • Native Windows experience
  • A new display architecture
    • Dual external monitors in a docking station
  • 30% improvement in hypervisor boot time
  • VM export support

A Citrix community blog post detail every new feature released here : [click] (more…)

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