Citrix Workspace Services and Microsoft Azure: A new chapter in the Microsoft-Citrix relationship!

At Citrix Synergy this year, Citrix announced what is called the Citrix Workspace Services (CWS), which is a hosted service that can be used for the creation, management and orchestration and monitoring of the end users mobile workspaces which encompasses not just their Desktops (XenDesktop), but also their apps (XenApp) and data (Sharefile). CWS can also…

My Rebuttal to the latest VMware FUD: Citrix XenDesktop is for “Purely Virtual” use case

I recently got hold of a sales campaign email from VMware which focused around “taking out” existing XenApp customers by upselling them the VMware Horizon suite. The objective was to prevent customers from upgrading to XenDesktop. While I am all for competing with VMware and having a healthy debate on our competing strategies when it…

Synergy Recap Part 2 – XenMobile Announcements

Continuing on the topic on Synergy, changes to the XenMobile product suite was the other big announcement.. Lets take a step back.. Up until the beginning of this 2013, Citrix’s approach to mobililty was Mobile Application Management through their CloudGateway product. The strategy was that enterprises would have the ability to deliver SaaS, Web, Windows…

My response to Vmware’s post – “Enhancing a Citrix XenApp implementation with VMware View and Thinapp”

Vmware published an article  a couple of days back on how they believe Thinapp and VMware View enhances Xenapp. My personal belief, on the contrary is that XenApp ELIMINATES the need for View and Thinapp in a lot of  use cases. In many scenarios, customers want “VDI” without really understanding whether it is the right fit…

Exchange 2010 – TLS negotiation on Send Connectors

Over the past month of so, I’ve been troubleshooting an issue that I felt I should blog about. What we would notice was that when Exchange receives emails with attachments, it took an awfully long time to forward the email to the smart host. An email with a 1Mb attachment would typically take between 10-15 minutes to…