Guest of the Week (8/4/17)
Calvin Hsu, Vice President of Product Marketing, Citrix Systems Inc.
Congratulations Calvin! You are theCUBE’s Guest of the Week.
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure is not exactly top-trending news for tech analysts at the moment, according to Calvin Hsu, vice president of product marketing at Citrix Systems Inc. The virtualization technology hosts desktop operating systems on central servers within data centers. After generating a thick flurry of hype several years ago, many industry experts have pronounced VDI, if not dead, at least dull. There is a small problem with their attitude, though: They never asked the customers, Hsu stated.
Demand for simple-to-operate VDI never waned in enterprises and midsize businesses, according to Hsu. With a second wind from Hyperconverged Infrastructure, vendors — namely Citrix and Nutanix Inc. via a new partnership — are bringing new solutions to the market.
“Analysts don’t necessarily feel the day-to-day pain of managing a desktop,” Hsu told Dave Vellante (@dvellante) and Stu Miniman (@stu), co-hosts of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile livestreaming studio, during the Nutanix .NEXT event in Washington, D.C.