Saturday, September 29, 2007

Redmond: Citrix and VMware: Oil and Water?

"One of the components in our chemistry experiment is a billion-dollar company known worldwide for software that connects any user from any network connection to any data center. Citrix Systems Inc.'s Presentation Server software utilizes an optimized transport protocol called ICA to connect clients to servers over WAN links of virtually any speed. The other component is a subsidiary of another billion-dollar company. This one's known for multiple years of triple-digit growth and a recent announcement of its first IPO. VMware Inc., EMC Corp.'s subsidiary, has been renowned for its Virtual Infrastructure product that's capable of squishing together tens of data center servers onto a single hardware chassis."

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