Citrix acquires Ringcube

Citrix today announced the acquisition of RingCube, provider of the OS virtualization platform called vDesk, which recently shifted from management of hosted virtualization to providing so called Containers for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) on top of VMware View or Citrix XenDesktop. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

This acquisition follows the recent acquisition of Kaviza by Citrix in May this year, further extending the VDI solution portfolio. With the technology of RingCube, Citrix will be capable of providing personalization of virtual desktops, without providing a dedicated Virtual Desktop to each user which Citrix currently provided as a solution for this requirement.

vDesk provides a personal vDisk for each user, which only contains apps, data and settings unique for that user, providing users with their own unique desktop experience.