Desktop Virtualization Taking Off, but Physical Desktops to Stay: Survey

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DATE: 2011-06-16 | By Nathan Eddy

While many companies are adopting desktop virtualization, few are going completely virtual in the near-term.

Research conducted by Matrix42 at the 2011 Citrix Synergy San Francisco conference shows that desktop virtualization is finally being adopted by the mainstream market, with 59 percent of companies either in the process or planning to deploy within the next six months. Desktop virtualization initiatives are driven by a number of perceived benefits, but the biggest is reduced cost of management and support. An overwhelming number of respondents (70 percent) confirmed their desire to use a single tool for managing both physical and virtual desktops rather than having to use separate solutions.

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Citrix Acquires Virtual Desktop Provider Kaviza

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By: Chris Preimesberger

Kaviza, which makes the VDI-in-a-Box product, and Citrix have been strategic partners since April 2010, so it’s not a big surprise to industry insiders that this deal was made.

Citrix Systems (Nasdaq: CTXS) revealed May 23 that it intends to acquire Cupertino, Calif.-based virtual desktop software maker Kaviza. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Kaviza and Citrix, of nearby Santa Clara, Calif., have been strategic partners since April 2010, so the transaction was not a big surprise to industry insiders.

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