Citrix gains dynamic desktop provisioning

Citrix Systems has boosted its dynamic desktop strategy by completing the acquisition of Ardence, a provider of centrally managed provisioning software for PCs, servers and web services.

Citrix Systems has boosted its dynamic desktop strategy by completing the acquisition of Ardence, a provider of centrally managed provisioning software for PCs, servers and web services.

Ardence software is designed to support a dynamic desktop infrastructure, in which both operating system and applications are delivered to machines from virtual discs on a central server.

Citrix said it would initially offer the Ardence technology for users requiring desktop delivery. The company said that the Ardence technology allowed a single disc image file to be instantaneously delivered from a central file server to hundreds of desktops (physical, virtual or blades).

Ardence will also be used alongside Citrix's Netscale technology for on-demand provisioning of web applications based on usage spikes, and to provision web services for a service oriented architecture.

Lou Shipley, group vice-president and general manager of Citrix's management systems group, said Ardence would complement Citrix Presentation Server software, enabling users to configure server farms dynamically, according to shifts in demand.

More information:

Citrix widens portfolio

www.citrix.com

www.ardence.com

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