The 10 Biggest Virtualization Stories Of 2012


9. Citrix Takes XenDesktop, XenApp To Cloud With Project Avalon

Citrix in May unveiled Project Avalon, its platform for running Windows desktops and apps -- via XenDesktop and XenApp -- in public, private or hybrid clouds. Citrix described Project Avalon as the culmination of a major engineering project to get XenDesktop to work seamlessly on Apache CloudStack and Amazon Web Services.

"Here is what we learned: existing enterprise workload can be transformed to run on the cloud. This is what cloud transformation is all about," Sheng Liang, CTO Cloud Platforms at Citrix Systems, said in a blog post in May announcing Project Avalon.

 



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