After revenue boost, Citrix to push cloud and VDI

Citrix plans to push cloud, collaboration and desktop virtualisation to surpass its 2010 revenue and meet its $2 billion benchmark; plus more news in brief.

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Citrix to push cloud and VDI after end of year revenue boost
Citrix has revealed that it will push its cloud, collaboration and desktop virtualisation business in an attempt to reach revenues over its 2011 benchmark of $2 billion. In 2010, full financial year results for the vendor were up to $1.86 billion, 16% higher than in 2009. Citrix experienced double-digit growth in its product licensing (up 15%), online services (17%) and technical support (31%) last year. The majority of revenue growth was experienced in the Pacific region (31%), followed by the Americas (20%) and EMEA (8%).

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VMware reports solid fourth quarter
VMware has reported revenue of $836 million for the fourth quarter, a 37% increase over last year. Wall Street analysts had expected a revenue of $803.8 million. For the fiscal year, revenue was posted at $2.9 billion, up 41% over last year. President Paul Maritz commented: "VMware clearly benefited in the fourth quarter from both an uptick in spending and the momentum of virtualisation as the central technology for modernising infrastructures.”

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New CTO and EMEA model for HDS
Hitachi Data Systems has created a new CTO position to cover EMEA, which will be filled by Bob Plumbridge, its former director of technical marketing. The vendor claims the move is part of its EMEA business model restructuring plan, which includes the consolidation of its EMEA channel and solution marketing and business development team. HDS has also unveiled an EMEA modular business unit in a bid to form new strategic alliances to grow the vendor’s file and content solutions.

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Lloyds announces £200m data centre plans
Lloyds TSB has announced it will go forward with its proposals for a £200 million data centre in Dumfriesshire, Scotland. The bank is due to outline its plans for the farmland near Ecclefechan this week. An estimated 600 jobs will be created during the construction and another 50 once the facility is running.

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University of Nottingham connects to Node4 for VIP services
The University of Nottingham has migrated 11,000 analogue telephone users to a SIP technology system. The university connected its SIP system to service provider Node4 for outbound Voice-over-IP outside the enterprise network through the same connection as the Internet connection. The system stretches over the university’s network of campuses.

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