[thinnews] Citrix Unveils ?Constellation?: Next-Generation Application Virtualization Technologies

  • From: "Jim Kenzig http://kenzig.com" <jimkenz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2005 09:16:36 -0700 (PDT)

Citrix Unveils ?Constellation?: Next-Generation Application Virtualization 
Built for Microsoft ?Longhorn? Server 
10/10/2005   »    Today at its 8th annual business and technology conference, 
Citrix iForum? Global 2005, Citrix President and CEO Mark Templeton announced a 
major technology development initiative, codenamed Project ?Constellation,? to 
deliver the next generation of application virtualization technologies built 
for the next major release of Microsoft® Windows Server? - codenamed Longhorn. 
These technologies will lead to a broader set of Citrix products that will 
enable our customers to deliver, manage and support on-demand access to IT 
?Constellation represents our vision of the future of application 
virtualization,? said Templeton. ?Constellation comprises new innovative 
technologies that have been under development for the past two years and will 
result in many new application virtualization products, features and options.? 
Constellation technologies include:

   System health monitoring for resilience, problem isolation and fault 
   Guaranteed best end-user experience through autonomic load management 
   Graphics acceleration for improved application performance for all 
application types including graphics intensive applications 
   Effective monitoring and management of service level agreements through 
end-to-end visibility and reporting, including user experience monitoring 
   On-demand system configuration for continuous operations and effective 
system state management 
   Much improved access compliance for tighter security, from preventive to 
forensic auditing, using system lockdown and session recording technologies

Citrix pioneered and lead the virtual user interface market for the past 15 
years with its Citrix Presentation Server product line. Citrix has greatly 
expanded its product strategy over the past three years and now offers nine 
product lines that interoperate as the Citrix Access Platform. As an industry 
best practice, application virtualization ensures the best cost, best security 
and best performance for delivering client/server applications to every 
end-user. Citrix has sold access solutions to more than 160,000 customers 
worldwide, from enterprises to individuals, through a network of 6,200 channel 
and alliance partners in more than 100 countries. 
In July, Citrix won Microsoft?s Global ISV Partner of the Year Award for 2005, 
marking the second time that Citrix has won the award since Microsoft gave out 
its inaugural award three years ago. In addition, the two companies continue to 
work closely together under the terms of a five-year collaboration agreement to 
ensure strategic and technical synergy. 
About Citrix
Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTXS) is the global leader and most trusted name 
in on-demand access. More than 160,000 organizations around the world use the 
Citrix Access Platform to provide the best possible access experience to any 
application for any user. Citrix customers include 100% of the Fortune 100 
companies and 98% of the Fortune Global 500, as well as hundreds of thousands 
of small businesses and individuals. Citrix has approximately 6,200 channel and 
alliance partners in more than 100 countries. Citrix annual revenues in 2004 
were $741 million. Learn more. 
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forward-looking information contained in this press release or with respect to 
the announcements described herein. 

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