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Desktop Virtualization: An Appliance Based Approach


Delivering Desktop Virtualization, especially at scale, can be a challenging project. Because of the interplay between storage, server hardware, virtualization software, endpoints and management tools, IT architects and decision makers have traditionally had to engineer through complexity to deliver a better, flexible and more manageable desktop.

The effort is worth the reward, but what if there was a way that the benefits of desktop virtualization could be delivered without the associated complexity? 

In this webcast, independent consultant and BriForum presenter Shawn Bass, along with other industry experts, will discuss the details of how Dell has worked with Citrix to deliver a no compromise desktop virtualization appliance that may be the fastest, easiest, and most economical way to finally deliver desktop virtualization at scale.


Travis Brown Senior Solutions Manager, Dell

Travis Brown is a Senior Solutions Manager at Dell, specializing in desktop virtualization. He has been in the virtualization delivery space for 8 years. Travis spends a lot of time talking to customers about specific client virtualization projects. This includes Dell’s Executive briefing center, one to one conversation, and at road shows. He has led the marketing team in North America and EMEA geographies. Travis has a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Texas A&M University and a Master of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Dallas. 

Krishna Subramanian vice president of marketing and business development, Citrix

Krishna Subramanian is vice president of marketing and business development for Citrix VDI-in-a-box. She joined Citrix through the acquisition of Kaviza, the industry leader in easy affordable desktop virtualization. At Kaviza, she served as chief operating officer, marketing, sales and alliances. Prior to Kaviza, Krishna led mergers and acquisitions for the Sun Microsystems Cloud Computing business that delivered over a half-billion dollars of incremental revenue. Before Sun, Krishna was the CEO and co-founder of Kovair, a software-as-a-service CRM company that grew to become a Computerworld Top 100 Emerging Company. Subramanian holds a Master’s degree in computer science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She brings over 20 years of industry experience to Citrix in enterprise software, virtualization and cloud computing.

Shawn Bass Independent Consultant

Shawn Bass is an independent consultant based in the Chicago area, is a “Citrix Technology Professional” and a “Microsoft Most Valuable Professional.” He’s been working with Citrix technologies since the WinView product days, and today, most of his clients are Fortune 500 companies (primarily in the financial services and insurance markets).

Shawn got involved in trying to help the server-based computing community around February 2005. Back then, he’d spent long hours lurking on a variety of forums and learning from others, so he decided it was finally time to give back to assist others. Since that time, he’s become an active poster on the support forums on, the official Citrix Support Forums, and Shawn is a nine-time (and top rated) presenter at BriForum, and has spoken at other worldwide events including Citrix Synergy, PubForum, and various Citrix user groups. He also continues to teach the independent desktop virtualization 5-day master class that he and Brian developed back in 2004.

Dell, Inc. and Citrix
Jun 12, 2012, 12:30 EDT (16:30 GMT)

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