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Pano Logic System 4 has made big changes in its design and hardware configuration, making it more cost and space effective than ever before. It has created a new ergonomic standard in the market, and has shed almost all the hardware extras, stripping it off the look and characteristics of your common desktop PC. It has ports for the keyboard, monitor, mouse as well as USB connections. This design in itself makes it one of the most cost effective desktop structures. Without the need of PC components from hardware, the Pano Logic is a piece of the art in the data-centre desktop world.

Pano System 4 comes integrated with Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware View and Citrix XenDesktop environments. These additions allow the system to connect with Desktop Virtual Machines (DVMs) that are formed by using virtualization platforms along with users logged on through Pano Logic System 4. The Pano System is perfect for medium and large business entities where desktop computers never need more than two monitors since the second generation Pano Logic System can currently handle only 2 monitors.

Released on January 12, at a cost of $386 per device, the Pano System 4 is affordable. Pano System contains all the required connection and server licenses for running the devices as well as a year of software support and maintenance. For an additional price of $20 every year, you could get more options with respect to extended software maintenance. You can also receive combined software maintenance and support for a price of $49 per year. The free of cost, web-only support system is available for all Pano Logic Systems.

When it comes to the form factor of the Pano System, there are barely any competitors now in the market. However, the closest competition can be considered to be the thin desktop clients. When the hardware of these desktops and the Pano System is compared, the first difference that can be noticed is the size constraints in the former. The space saved by the Pano System can be utilized by companies to place important connection lines and secure communication options.

The Pano System cannot create DVMs by itself, and requires software such as the Lab’s VMware View 4.5 virtual-desktop environment. The Pano Manager and the integration device can identify the VMware Virtual Center server, the desktops that would be used by the Pano System desktop as well as the Microsoft Active Directory.

ChromeOS Gives Another Blow to Microsoft with Citrix announcement

Microsoft Internet Explorer is a series of Web browsers created by Microsoft and included as part of the Microsoft Windows Operating Systems starting in 1995.

Microsoft Internet Explorer has launched many versions of Internet Explorers from its first version to the latest version that is Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.

Microsoft Internet Explorer has been designed to view a big range of web pages to provide certain features within the Operating System that includes Microsoft Update. During the wars of the browsers, Microsoft Internet Explorer succeeded Netscape only when it caught up technologically to support the enlightened features of the time.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 is currently in development and it will have complete support for all CSS 3 selections including border radius and many other properties like embedded ICC, faster JavaScript and hardware accelerated rendering using Direct2D and DirectWrite. Microsoft Internet Explorer has introduced an arrangement of proprietary extensions to many of the standards, including HTML, DOM and CSS. It has resulted in a number of web pages that appear busted in standards compliant web browsers and it has introduced the need for a quirks mode to allow rendering improper elements that are meant for Microsoft Internet Explorer in these other browsers.

Google Chrome is an Operating System created by Google that uses the Webkit Layout engine and application framework and Google Chrome was released as a Beta version for Microsoft Windows on September, 2008.

Citrix is a multinational corporation that provides server and desktop virtualization, software service, networking and cloud computing technologies.

Citrix receiver is the first worldwide client for IT service delivery. If you have installed Citrix receiver on a device, applications and desktops that can be delivered as on demand service with no requirement to manage and care about the striking device or its location.

Google engineer, Linus Upson said at the launch of Chrome Operating System that Google Chrome OS can replace about 60 percent of corporate Windows Operating Systems, that time it sounded like outlandish but now it seems that Google has done it.

Now Google Chrome Operating System got on board with the Google Chrome Operating System. If you are using Google Chrome Operating System then in the middle of the 2011 you will get Citrix receiver as a Web application for free.

Citrix is used in Windows Operating system applications including Mac, iOS and devices from Apple, Linux and Windows. It is used in around 2, 30,000 businesses.

Microsoft Windows is the biggest share of Citrix clients and it will be in a large amount of installation targeted through Google. An interesting thing is that Citrix has never created its own slim clients functioning on a slim of Android.

Citrix slim clients made by crooked can also be squeezed by Google Chrome Operating System notebooks.

Citrix-Microsoft Virtualization Alliance

What seems to be on the mind of every tech-savvy individual is the recent alliance announced by Citrix and Microsoft, aptly called V-Alliance. V-Alliance is a global initiative intended to deliver refined virtualization solutions to partners, thereby enabling them to engage in state-of-the-art virtualization opportunities at any point with pivotal customers.

Before we get down and dirty, let’s first take a look at the history between Citrix and Microsoft spanning from the years 2008-2010.

January, 2008: Citrix Systems announced an expanded alliance with Microsoft to deliver a coherent set of virtualization solutions to address desktop and server virtualization needs to ensure a continued interaction and operation between the two technologies.

February, 2009: Citrix Systems extended its collaboration with Microsoft in their server virtualization market with Project Encore, which was the harbinger for a new product, Citrix Essentials.

July 13th, 2010: Citrix Systems announced to be working with Microsoft in an expanded global partnership called V-Alliance, which aims to deliver an extensive and comprehensible set of virtualization solutions addressed to customer needs in regards to desktop and server virtualization.

“We are continually looking for ways to work with Microsoft to add value to our joint channel. V-Alliance is the latest effort to do just that. This program will give our joint partners the information and resources they need, so they may more effectively deliver the kinds of virtualization solutions that the market is looking for,” said Tom Flink, Vice president of channel and emerging products, Citrix.

And aptly stated by Ross Brown, vice president, worldwide partner sales, Microsoft , “The Microsoft-Citrix relationship which goes back more than two decades has always been about delivering solutions that enable our customers to be more productive. V-Alliance is our latest effort to ensure that our joint partners around the world are always fully equipped to deliver the broadest array of virtual computing solutions to the market that only Microsoft and Citrix can offer.”

Anyone looking to register for V-Alliance must be enrolled in the Microsoft Citrix AND Partner Network as Citrix Solution Advisor, System Integrator, ISV or LAR.

As a member, affiliated partners are privy to special sales and marketing tools, promotions, content as well as promising training offered from both Citrix and Microsoft.  System integrators and resellers who wish to take their virtualization to the next level are benefitted by the V-Alliance initiative. Registered members are also liable to receiving free training vouchers for key Citrix products as well as discounted exam vouchers issued by Microsoft.

Partners will also receive access to sales, including customer facing presentations, solution collateral, sale briefs, and much more.

Seek Help From Citrix to Take Care of Your VDI Plans

Have you been waiting to make a move on your desktop virtualization plans, just because you’re not sure whether you should pick VWWare, Citrix, MS or something else? Well, here are a few interesting announcements that you might have been just looking for.

VMWare has announced the VDI KICK START program targeted at those who’re trying to get started with virtual desktops. So, for those who’ve been looking for a budget-oriented program to enable their users to try out virtual desktops, it is just the perfect deal.

Coming to the pricing part, the VDI Kick Start program costs just about $28 per user for the initial 250 users, for a year. Another good thing about this program is that you get the goodness of XenDesktop VDI Edition and Microsoft VDI Suite Standard Edition at a reasonable price.

Therefore, all you need is about $7,000 to deliver the amazing experience of virtual desktops for as many as 250 users for the entire year.  Your users can use any device on a WAN, LAN, or any other centralized network to ensure enhanced security, and management in an effortless manner.

It includes all the necessary amenities to boost the chances of your virtual desktop implementation, and delivers key Microsoft platform technologies such as System Center Virtual Machine Manager, XenDesktop delivery solution, and Hyper-V, App-V. Hence, you can even deliver image management for optimizing storage, as well as HDX high definition user experience.

On the other hand, for those who’ve already tried their luck with desktop virtualization, and had very little success last time around, VMWare may not be just what they need. As such, Citrix has joined hand with Microsoft to deliver the RESCUE FOR VMWARE VDI PROGRAM, which even allows you to trade your old licenses for Microsoft VDI Suite, and/or Citrix XenDesktop totally free of cost. Indeed, this simply means that you don’t really need to spend even a penny on new licenses.

This looks like a brilliant move from Citrix-Microsoft collaboration, as this program will indeed be a rescue for those who want to make use of desktop virtualization concept, but haven’t been able to capitalize on it, due to lack of a familiar platform like MS System Center. At the same time, Microsoft & Citrix will be able to generate new customers, and capitalize on the Windows 7 release to the fullest extent.

VDI may not be an ideal bet for all kinds of users, but it is definitely worth taking a look. So, it hardly matters whether you’re trying to get kick started with VDI or looking for a rescue plan, it is just the right time to make a move; hurry up, this is a limited-time offer, and there are good chances that Microsoft & Citrix may decide to close it down after building a decent customer-base.

VMware and Suse to Work on Linux

VM ware, Inc established in 1998 provides virtualization software. Its desktop software functions on Mac OS X, Linux and Microsoft windows. VMware ESX server does not require a supplementary underlying operating system and it scuttles directly on server hardware. To the guest operating system, VMware software makes available a fully virtualized set of hardware. It is now competing with Microsoft and Citrix.

Though VMware virtual machines have the capacity to dash in user-mode, various drivers have to be installed in the host operating system for VMware Workstation. It can work on a dual boot system concurrently in different operating system. It has also the capability to sprint virtual machines that are fashioned by Microsoft Virtual PC.


Novell is a multinational software and services corporation headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. It is specialized in Suse Linux Enterprise and Novell Netware which are meant for security, systems management and identity solutions. Novell Groupwise and Novell Pulse are its collaboration solutions. Due to the technology offered by Novell, many local area networks have been developed and thus it has created a revolution in worldwide computing. Now its main aim is to help the enterprise clients by developing a open source software.

Suse which was the developer of Linux distribution was acquired by Novell in November 2003. This has twisted a foremost shift of power in Linux distributions. In the acquisition of Suse, IBM has also invested $50 million.  OpenSuse is an operating system sponsored by Novell in order to create Suse Linux distributions components. In January 2004, Novell acquired Suse Linux and it involves itself in releasing Suse Linux as a 100% open source project. A superior, technical Linux distribution has been created by Suse Linux with the help of many employed engineers.

VMware liking to release its dependency upon Windows has made an agreement with Novell. According to this VMware has to support Suse Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) operating system. Any customer going to buy certain vSphere license can take delivery of a subscription to Suse Linux Enterprise Server. He will be supplied with an additional gift of updates for SLES which can be deployed in vSphere virtual machines. This pretty good relationship will benefit him a lot. It will of course reduce the complexity and cost of deploying. The senior Vice President and General Manager of VMware Virtualization and Cloud Platforms have stated that the mission of VMware is to pave a way for the customers to the cloud and reducing the IT complexity.

Because of this lingering collaboration, both Novell and VMware have given an opportunity for the customers to harbor their Suse Linux based workloads across clouds. Thus they have created a significant step in cloud computing. Standardizing VMware products on Suse Linux Enterprise Server for VMware will shorten the path to ROI by simplifying the management of the solutions and deployment. Being the extensively deployed virtualization platform, VMware vSphere has shaped the subsequent generation of IT services.

Kraft foods’ ‘BYOC’ policy gains momentum

Call it cost reduction or employee independence, the food giant is ready to go for this policy

Though BYOC is not a standard name given to the policy but that’s what is being called by people all over at Kraft foods where there is being a complete new change is being implemented in employee’s work environment. BYOC means ‘Bring Your Own Computer’ and the policy name says it all. From now on the employees can bring their own computers or laptops at work, may it be Windows or Macs PCs. They can use their own computers to work with no restrictions on which brand or what so ever.

Recently, it was declared in a press conference by the Chief Information Officer, Mark Dajani that we all have our own choices and preferences in various fields from a coffee brand or a car make, as it will certainly differ from one another. If you’re given a work place where in things are not according to choices or preferences, then your output and your efficiency is surely going to get a hit, so Kraft foods decided to come up with this innovation to give their employees the independence to choose a computer of his or her choice. After all, all major office work today is done on a computer, so it is very important that the employee gets a computer on which he or she is comfortable.

Some people call this move as a cost reduction policy, Kraft doesn’t deny that completely saying that ‘yes’ it does help reduce costs but the major benefit is not just that. They say that it will be beneficial to the employees as well and will offer them comfortable work experience. If you see the results of a similar policy implemented by Citrix a year ago, they reduced their costs by 20 % and by imparting the employees this freedom they were able to enhance their work efficiency and they could work for more hours.The only thing questionable remains is, can they trust their employees safely handling the corporate data with the importance and confidentiality it deserves? Well for the second largest company in the world for snacks, confectionery and quick meals and with revenues over $48 billion every year it definitely is a matter to consider and worry about. It has around 11 famous brands who individually brings revenues over $1 billion and 70 brands whose revenue is over $100 million and its products and offices are spread over 120 countries, so you can imagine how big their employee force will be.

Well, there are some standards set in implementing this policy by Kraft foods so that people working on different type of machines don’t face a problem. Kraft is going to give its employees stipend to buy the computers of their choice but they have to use Windows Vista/7 Ultimate and if you prefer Mac it should have atleast 2GHz processing speed with 2GB of RAM and Snow leopard operating system. Windows users also need to get Windows Office and the mentioned antivirus software installed in their PCs. The policy worked for Citrix with flying colours so let’s see what results does it bring for Kraft.

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