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Virtualization Moves Closer to the Desktop


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Virtual computing has moved closer with the unveiling of a new client-based hypervisor that allows users to run multiple virtual machines on a single laptop. The XenClient from Citrix Systems sits directly on a user's device rather than a server and is optimized for Intel vPro-based systems, leveraging the chipmaker's vPro remote management technology.

This hypervisor architecture will help usher desktop virtualization into mainstream adoption, Citrix President and CEO Mark Templeton said Wednesday (May 12).

With XenClient, users will be able to run multiple virtual machines directly on their computer. This will allow IT administrators the ability to ensure that critical corporate apps and data are managed in secured desktop environment, while still offering users the flexibility to install personal apps in a separate virtual machine on the same desktop.

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