Citrix acquires Virtual Computer
During Citrix Synergy this month, Citrix announced the acquisition ov client side hypervisor company Virtual Computer. This is somewhat of an odd/good move as Virtual Computer was a competitor to Citrix's own client hypervisor called XenClient. Citrix has rebranded the Virtual Computer stack as XenClient Enterprise.
The new XenClient Enterprise will combine all the power of the XenClient hypervisor with a rich set of management functionality designed to help enterprise customers manage large fleets of corporate laptops across a distributed enterprise. The combined solution will give corporate laptop users the power of virtual desktops "to go", while making it far more secure and cost-effective for IT to manage thousands of corporate laptops across today's increasingly mobile enterprise.