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Citrix CTO Bitch Slaps Brian Madden – Calls Him Out For Having “No Clue Whatsoever About Building Products That Customers Value”


For those with a handy QR Code Reader, read no further! Here’s a beautiful piece of motel art for Brian that says it all:

It must be that time of the month over at BrianMadden.com. That is, the time of the month when click-through rates for advertisers are pretty low because – let’s face it – it’s difficult for Brian come up with new stuff every day. So he’s figured out a new strategy. First, rely on being sensational, and let the readers contribute the real value. Second, every once in a while pour withering scorn on some vendor (yippee, today it’s Citrix) from his tech pulpit in the hope that we will respond and drive more clicks to his site.

Brian compares Citrix products to Motel Art – generic, undifferentiated and designed not to irk Microsoft. I must say I love the analogy, and Brian makes a couple of valuable observations, but I think it’s fair to say that his comments indicate that he has no clue whatsoever about building products that customers value. Below are a few of his more ridiculous pronouncements, with some questions for him in return:

"Citrix makes a client hypervisor. It’s good, but not so good that too many people actually use it which would piss off Microsoft. (Appearance of innovation? Check! Not pissing off Microsoft? Check!)"

XenClient is the industry’s only enterprise-class type 1 client hypervisor, period. It has succeeded in delivering on key requirements for highly secure deployments of off-line desktop virtualization with an excellent HCL for a first release. It is also the industry’s first ever open-source based bare-metal client platform to have successfully tackled the daunting challenges of virtualizing devices such as GPUs, that were never intended to be virtualized, to deliver incredibly good performance given the constraints of modern laptops (battery life, memory, networking and other issues). XenClient was put together by an incredibly small team of black belt engineers, very fast, and with very high quality. Meanwhile, VMWare’s project, CVP, utterly and miserably failed, and there has been zero proof that any other vendor has made credible progress in this challenging area. It just turns out that the use case that we targeted for XenClient (concurrent consumer and enterprise environments, with absolute isolation and high security) is one in great demand and one that cannot be served by any native Windows environment, and so Microsoft is positively disposed towards XenClient. Microsoft is a great partner of Citrix, and we respect their business, and they ours. What’s the problem with that? And did you see anyone at Citrix say "XenClient 1.0 is the first and last you’ll see of this product."?

To learn more and to read the entire article at its source, please refer to the following page, Far from the Madden Crowd- The Citrix Blogs


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