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Synergistic high-tech mind meld—HP and Citrix

Today at Citrix Synergy, Citrix continues its own long legacy of delivering innovation by announcing the much anticipated Citrix XenDesktop 7.

  • We think it is going to be a rock-solid addition to the mobile market place by reinventing Windows Virtual Apps and Desktops as a service for any mobile device.
  • Though not ready for release as part of today’s announcement, HP is thrilled to have XenDesktop 7 in our own labs and we are confident the results will be well worth the wait.
  • And just for the record, we believe Citrix XenDesktop 7 aligns perfectly with HP’s own philosophy of delivering optimized app’s and data the right way, the first time.

Nth Generation guarantee customer environments run with maximum efficiency to increase ROI

Guest blog written by Mary Jane Vazquez, Product Marketing Manager


For over 22 years, Nth Generation has provided enterprise IT solutions and value-added strategic consulting services for clients looking to increase efficiency, business productivity, and return on IT investment.

A retrospective look: How we got where we are in IT

The IT industry is continually changing, so as you read this blog, you may be asking yourself, “What’s new this time around?” or more likely, “What new acronym do I need to learn this week?” 

CloudSystem Matrix – The Open Integrated Cloud

I love being right.


A while back I wrote a blog about how Cisco doesn’t have a Cloud offering like HP does with CloudSystem Matrix.  Some folks asked if UCS compares to Matrix and I cleared that up - No.  Then they asked if VCE compared to Matrix and again I stated that it did not compare to Matrix in that all VCE was is a bundle of servers, storage and networking from a loose coalition of vendors. It is not a Cloud.  Now we see actions verifying this to be true.....

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