Citrix Buys Norskale – Liquidware Labs’ Take
Citrix announced today that they have purchased Norskale. This was not a surprise to many. Rumors had been swirling for more than a month and the Citrix product marketing and management team pre-briefed us yesterday as a heads up.
For those not aware, Norskale was a French based startup that added policy, CPU, and IOPS management as a complement to profile tools such as Citrix UPM and VMware Persona Manager. As such, the company billed itself as a provider of Virtual User Environment Management or VUEM.
Our take on Citrix’s acquisition of Norskale
This was a necessary move for Citrix. After VMware raised the bar about 18 months ago with its acquisition of Immidio for VMware UEM, Citrix lacked policy management in comparison. Citrix has long had a profile tool known as UPM that serves the basic needs of some customers. Without interrupting customers’ use of Citrix UPM, Citrix has found a way to add value in their Enterprise and Platinum versions by adding policy management gained in Norskale. Customers must also be on Software Maintenance to access the coming functionality. The policy management in Norskale basically takes Microsoft Group Policies and changes them to a Norskale process. This is a deviation from Citrix’s prior stance which had always been to pretty much point customers to Microsoft Group Policies first.
The addition of CPU and IOPS management per app and per user is a nice add for Citrix from the Norskale tools as Windows 10 and Server 2016 environments will reportedly benefit.
Read the entire article here, Citrix Buys Norskale – Liquidware Labs’ Take
via the fine folks at Liquidware Labs