May 07, 2014

Citrix Synergy 2014 Day 2 Keynote

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 The second day keynote began much like the day before with SynergyTV speaking with various people from the across the convention floor and setting the stage for what we would hear about today.  The keynote began with Sudhakar Ramakrishna – SVP, Enterprise & Service Provider Division taking the stage.

Sudhakar spoke about the guiding principles that enable mobile workspaces.

Guiding Principles

  • All Application Types

  • Security

  • Hybrid Deployment Models

  • Open & Extensible

  • Integration & Experience

Enabling Mobile Workspaces

  • Device & location independence

  • App-fluent delivery fabric

  • Service aggregation and brokering

Citrix Mobile Workspace Architecture

Next Brad Peterson - Citrix Workspace Services, Design and Automation took the stage to give us a demo of Citrix Workspace Services

The three step process includes Design, Deploy and then Manage.

Deployment process:

  • Choose location (Amazon Cloud, Azure, etc.)

  • Configure IP addresses, etc.

  • Deployment – completes setup and completes the installation.

They showed a video comparing the experience of the desktop delivery to an ipad using Citrix vs VMware. The screen on Citrix was smooth and responsive and was even able to play video without a problem.

Demo of Citrix Receiver on a Mac where a video is played on the virtual desktop and receiver intelligently bit-streams the video to the endpoint instead of running it in the datacenter using Brute-Force VDI.

Real World Customer Deployments

  • TacoDennis Rachielle – Senior Network Administrator
    Getting rid of paper on the production floor by using virtual desktops. While building a new office they were able to easily move employees around during the process by utilizing Citrix technologies.

  • WestpacSuzy Mann - Manager, Workspace Service Delivery
    One of Australia's largest banks using Citrix to create golden images that can be deployed to over 15,000 desktops within the company. They also use it to control security of data within the bank. 

  • CSCGary Budzinski – Executive VP & GM Global Infrastructure Services
    Utilizes Citrix products to offer services to their customers

Citrix + Dell

  • Seamless deployment & integration

  • Predictable budget and scale

  • Manage and monitor from one UI

  • Coming 2H 2014 -$250 per User

Dr. Tom Bradicich – VP Engineering, HP Moonshot BU

Microservers for Citrix – HP Moonshot with XenDesktop

  • Bare-metal means no hypervisor layer

  • Reduced total cost of ownership (TCO)

  • Dedicated processors and graphics for 180 users

  • Up to 6x faster graphics frames per second

  • Order to operations in as few as 20 days

  • Up to 44% better TCO and 63% less power

Frank Soqui – GM Technical Computing, Data Center Group at Intel

New E3 CrystalWell processor from Intel combines CPU and GPU integrated into a single chip to increase density for VDI applications. In a single 1U server you can fit up to 10 processors each with 4 cores giving you a total of 40 cores along with incredible graphic performance.

Demonstration by Brad Peterson showing Autodesk Showcase, Photoshop and an HTML5 application utilizing the new E3 Crystalwell chip from intel inside the HP Moonshot Server.

Last modified on May 07, 2014
Brian Ducharme

Brian is an event reporter for VMBlog.com 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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