The offering with Citrix provides the same capabilities of the latest version of a VMRail VMware solution announced at last year’s Dell EMC World, and gives Dell partners an offering for their Citrix focused customers.
Citrix has announced the Citrix Ready HCI Workspace Appliance Program, with Atlantis and HPE collaborating with Citrix on the first offering in it, the HPE Intelligent Edge Workspace. It is a turnkey virtual workspace appliance with mid-market simplicity and pricing.
Workspot, which has been challenging Citrix and VMware with its simple to deploy cloud VDI offering, is announcing a version tightly integrated with Azure that they expect will become the flagship product.
Fine also acknowledged some VMware partner concern over the company’s new relationship with Dell, which does much more of its business direct than VMware has historically, and indicated her commitment to standing behind the partner community.
At a large customer meeting in Toronto, VMware execs emphasized how the company has moved beyond its virtualization base into digital transformation, and how they have fleshed out their strategy this year.
Nutanix is announcing several new networking new capabilities which they believe are critical to their ultimate goal of doing in the private cloud space what AWS did in the public space. Availability of some of this is still a while off, however.