Desktone vs Citrix or another reason of why VaaS is important

Today Desktone “took off the gloves” in competing with Citrix.  Those within Desktone have long known their definitive value-prop as compared to Citrix but have been cautious in promoting this.  Given Citrix’s “market-tectural” attempt to slow down the virtual workspace marketplace with Project Avalon, Service Provider CTO’s and enterprise CIO’s would only have been aware of this if they had their own focused/dedicated innovation lab, or were using what I call VaaS, vendor management as a service.

…it will be interesting to see how this plays out.

With Microsoft’s RDS providing much of Citrix XenApp functionality, and with Desktone providing superior functionality to XenDesktop (and to Project Avalon), are Citrix users going to remain Citrix users?

Or will the Citrix prop of “migrate or lose support” for v4.5 of XenApp next year combined with the significantly lower cost-per-virtual workspace of Desktone and RDS prompt a widespread relook of Desktone?

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