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Citrix: Meet Meshblu, Octoblu’s Internet of Things Engine

Citrix Systems
Citrix’ Octoblu platform is a powerful iSaaS (integration SaaS) automation platform. Gartner defines iSaaS as: Integration SaaS (iSaaS), aka cloud citizen integrator services, provide integration tools and cloud-based prepackaged and configurable integration flows (“cloudstreams”) aimed at helping consumers and business users solve simple application and data integration issues. Its value proposition is that integration tasks can be […]

All ‘things’ connected, the ‘I’ in the IoT – a closer look. Part three!

Bas van Kaam
Throughout parts one and two I discussed the concepts of IoT and (I)IoT, (big) data analytics, data placement, the triggering of workflows and I had a more detailed look at the LPWAN and LTE (cellular) type networks. I also included a cheat sheet where I highlighted 6 of the most common (and upcoming) (I)IoT networks […]

All ‘things’ connected, the ‘I’ in the IoT – a closer look. Part two!

Bas van Kaam
In part one of this series I talked about some of the differences between IoT and (I)IoT, while also summing up multiple variables that play an important role when it comes to the network involved. Throughout this post I’d like to zoom in a bit more on (big) data analytics, the triggering of workflows and […]

Citrix Automation in a Snap with Octoblu!

Citrix Systems
By now, you are probably leveraging Citrix Smart Tools for automating your design, deployment, and management of Citrix solutions across any on-premise or cloud environment. You are also probably leveraging Citrix Director for monitoring your XenDesktop and XenApp deployments. These are just a few automation tools offered by Citrix, but have you heard of Citrix Octoblu? Citrix […]

Dell Servers and Citrix XenServer / Octoblu integration – E2EVC Session Video

E2EVC Conference
Session from @E2EVC 2017 Orlando. For event information please visit For slides, additional info etc please contact the presenter directly on Twitter. For best video and sound quality do visit the event! This video is from the fine folks at E2EVC Conference

Citrix: Escape the Ominous Office (with help from Octoblu)

Citrix Systems
Innovation is at the heart of everything that we do, so to mark Cambridge Children’s Charity Week, the Citrix R&D team in Cambridge has really upped the fundraising stakes with the Ominous Office escape room. The concept? Lucinda, an artificial intelligence assistant, has gone rogue … and her creator April Anderson has gone missing. Those lucky […]

Citrix Synergy 2017 Day 3 by VanBragt.Net

Wilco van Bragt
Already last day of Citrix Synergy 2017. Day three started with a keynote by Gen. Colin Powell, followed by a lot of breakout sessions. In the blog my day 3 experiences of Citrix Synergy. The last day of Citrix Synergy 2017 started with a keynote by Gen. Colin Powell. Again this kind of keynotes are […]

Citrix: Workspace IoT Maker Space @CitrixSynergy

Citrix Systems
What is a maker space? Well, it’s a place where people (makers) with shared interests, especially in computing or technology, can gather to work on projects while sharing ideas, equipment, and knowledge. Maker spaces are popping up all over the world and inspiring DIYers to build innovative new products and services together. They usually have 3D printers, […]

Citrix says Get Ready to Rumble!

Citrix Systems
Citrix enjoys giving back to communities through our SimplyServe programs. At last year’s Citrix Synergy conference, I helped organize a SimplyServe IoT event for a Las Vegas grade school class. We taught 30 fifth-graders how to build a push-to-talk video walkie-talkie in 90 minutes using the Citrix Octoblu IoT platform. We are stepping things up at […]

Citrix Octoblu: an Architectural Breakdown

Bas van Kaam
Not that long ago, I wrote a blogpost about IoT regarding some of the things you (might) need to consider when thinking about delivering IoT as a service, from an integrator perspective, for example. Something which often goes beyond the technology involved. If you missed it, you can read about it here. I also briefly […]

IoT for the Citrix Administrator at Synergy: Why Should the Users Have All the Fun?

Citrix Systems
At Citrix, we’ve been busy creating some exciting new experiences for end users by incorporating IoT devices and concepts into everyday activities and workflows. But we’ve not forgotten about the infrastructure administrators. Our Octoblu IoT platform is a powerful tool for a wide variety of process automation use-cases, as well as for interfacing an almost […]

Simply Serve @ Citrix Synergy Video- Chris Matthieu, Octoblu IoT

Citrix Systems
Chris Matthieu from Octoblu shares his experience teaching 5th grad students build a video walkie talkie using donated Arduino kits and Octoblu technology. This video is from the fine folks at Citrix

Citrix: Could Octoblu, Slack & Powershell Create the Perfect XenDesktop SysAdmin?

Citrix Systems
2017 has been labeled as the year for IoT. I’ve been exploring how you can integrate Citrix’s own IoT platform, Octoblu, with a fully deployed XenDesktop environment. I’m currently interning as a Software Test Engineer in the RTST (Real Time System Test) team. The RTST is a live XenDesktop environment that imitates exactly what many […]

Citrix Synergy 2017: Introducing the Inaugural Citrix Workspace IoT Makerspace

Citrix Systems
Citrix Synergy 2017 Orlando is fast approaching. While the core of the conference activities run May 23-25, there are also fantastic activities that get occur before the main show starts. One of these pre-conference activities is the Citrix Synergy Learning Labs. These hands-on sessions give you a chance to get your hands dirty, digging deep […]

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