May 22, 2013

Citrix Synergy Keynote Announcements

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Some of the major announcements that came out of today's keynote centered around 3 areas: XenDesktop, Xen Mobile and FileShare, bringing last years vision of Project Avalon to fruision.

Citrix Innovation Awards Finalists:

  • Miami Children's Hospital
  • Essar - India
  • USP - Brazil

Winner:  University of Sao Paulo


  • XenDesktop 7
  • XenDesktop Player for Mac
  • XenMobile
  • FileShare


Xen Desktop 7 is the first release related to Project Avalon

  • Automated install and Deploy
  • 2 Consoles - XenDesktop Studio and XenDesktop Director
  • HDX Insight - End-to-end monitoring for HDX traffic
  • Included in XenDesktop 7:
    • Workload Provisioning
    • App-by-App publishing
    • Windows app migration
  • HDX Mobile:
    • HD Video over 3G
    • 100% increase in WAN efficiency
    • Smooth Scroll, gestures and pop-up keyboard
    • Mobile SDK for Windows Apps - Integrate with 1 line of code or use WROX wrapper


Extreme SaaS-fication from NVIDIA:

  • Demo from Jen-Hsun Huang - CEO & Co-Founder, NVIDIA
  • Demo of running PhotoShop from the cloud on an iPad Mini
    • Liquify, 3D and Oil paint filters where demo'd in order to show the responsiveness
    5 Windows Workstations all running concurrently on a Mac over Citrix Viewer powered by NVIDIA Grid vGPU
    • Full rendered Audi in 3D app (RTT DeltaGen)
    • Adobe Premier realtime render of 4K video
    • Virtualized Desktop running AutoCad
    • Siemens TeamCenter Visualization Professional
    • Leap Motion Visualizer using finger gesture recogonition 

XenDesktop 7 Editions:

  • VDI Edition
  • App Edition
  • Enterprise Edition
  • Platinum Edition

 Available in June 2013


  • Provision security, apps and data to mobile devices
  • Seamless Windows integration
    • Integrate any windows app
    • easily connect to XenDesktop
  • Worx Enroll - Self-service device registration
  • Worx Home - Install enterprise apps on home devices
  • Demo of XenMobile Worx Home on iPhone 5
  • Support from GoTo Assist integration
  • Works on all mobile devices (iOS, Android and Windows)
  • MDX Technology integration for security
  • Included Native Applications:
    • WorxMail
    • WorxWeb
    • ShareFile
  • Demo of Apps demonstrated the issolation between Personal Apps and Corporate Apps
    • Demo'd on iPhone, Android phone and iPad
  • ShareFile has ability to edit documents from mobile devices (including PDF's)

WorxApp Gallery coming soon

NetScaler New Features:

  • Cloud-scale
  • Scale up, Scale In, Scale Out 
    • MPX - Physical Price Performance
    • VPX  -Virtual
    • SDX - Mutil-Tenant
  • SDX Now open to 3rd Party developers

Work Better. Live Better. was the key message that resonated through out the keynote.

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Last modified on May 22, 2013
Brian Ducharme

Brian is an event reporter for and an expert in virtualization/cloud techonlogies.  In his 15+ years of experience in the virtualization/cloud field he has interviewed hundreds of companies, users and executives.  Brian has been an active member of the NEVMUG (NEVTUG) since 2006 and attends both vmworld and Citrix Synergy every year.  Brian works full time as a Senior Software Engineer for Liquidware Labs.

Brian also spent 5 years as the managing editor of Virtual Strategy Magazine, an online magazine focused on the virtualization industry and the past 6 years with vmblog. He has a background in Computer Graphics, Marketing, Programming, Web Design, Mobile App Development, Linux Administration and is an active member of the NHJS group. 


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