My client is seeking a candidate to be responsible for designing, delivering and maintaining a secure, fast, effective, reliable Citrix physical and virtual Server Architecture ensuring the delivery of core and client service business applications.
12 month fixed term contract
Key Performance Areas:
Server Management and Administration – Citrix Servers
Install, configure and maintain Citrix Virtual environment (Citrix XenServer multiple pools and XenApp server farms).
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The degree requires 30 credits of graduate study. All candidates must complete 18 credits of required course work consisting of six credits of foundations, three credits of research and nine credits of core courses.
Additionally, each candidate chooses six credits of elective study and six credits of capstone experiences. Candidates who are working in UMass Lowell’s Division of Student Affairs will complete two semesters of substantial capstone/practical training at the end of their M.Ed. coursework. The capstone will be supervised and evaluated jointly by an appropriate supervisor in the Division and a faculty member from the School of Education. Candidates who are not engaged in work within the Division of Student Affairs will complete six credits of capstone course work in which they plan and implement a program within their institution of higher education designed to further the goals of their department, Strengthen procedures, or maximize the efficient operation of a particular group. The project must be planned and approved by the candidate’s current supervisor (there are no placement services for this option) as well as by the School of Education faculty member overseeing the course.
The School of Education's commitment to "Education for Transformation" provides opportunities for students in the M.Ed. Education Administration: Higher Education option to:
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For the latest course information, please see the UMass Lowell Online Graduate Catalog.
Citrix is a well-known American cloud software company. It was founded over three decades ago by the late Ed Iacobucci, a virtualization pioneer who began his career at IBM. The company, based in California, has over 400,000 enterprise clients worldwide, including most of the Fortune 100 and Fortune 500.
Citrix Hypervisor traces its roots to Xen, a virtualization software released in 2003 as a research project at the University of Cambridge. Citrix acquired XenSource, the company behind the Xen, in 2007 and, in 2018, renamed the enterprise version of Xen to Citrix Hypervisor.
The company currently employs nearly 10,000 people worldwide and has over $3 billion in annual sales.
Citrix Hypervisor is a free add-on for all customers that pay for Citrix desktop-as-a-service (DaaS). There's no standard pricing for Citrix DaaS-- you'll have to contact the company directly for a quote.
Yet, sample price estimates on Microsoft Azure's cloud platform show $20 per user per month for a 500-person contact center team and $18 per user per month for 1,000 office employees. It seems the unit price drops the more the number of users and rises the fewer the number.
A hypervisor is a software that creates and runs virtual machines. It enables one host computer to support multiple guest virtual machines by sharing its hardware resources.
A virtual machine (VM) is a software that emulates the functionality of a separate physical computer. For instance, you can run the Windows operating system on a MacBook laptop. Here, the Windows VM acts like its separate computer, and you can switch between it and your macOS operating system anytime.
There are many use cases for virtual machines. For example, you can use it to try a new operating system you’re considering adopting. Also, let’s say you’re a developer using a MacBook Pro powered by macOS but want to build an app for the Windows OS. You can run a Windows virtual machine and program your application instead of buying a new Windows-powered computer.
Citrix Hypervisor lets you run multiple independent virtual machines on a single physical computer. Any software program executed on these virtual machines is separated from the underlying host hardware resources. It works for personal computers and servers.
Citrix Hypervisor is based on the Xen Project hypervisor, with extra features and technical support provided by Citrix. The Xen hypervisor is a type-1 or bare-metal hypervisor, meaning it runs directly on the host machine’s physical hardware. The other type is the type-2 hypervisor, which runs on top of an existing operating system.
Citrix Hypervisor delivers fast and efficient performance as a type-1 hypervisor with direct access to the host hardware. It's also very secure owing to the absence of flaws and vulnerabilities that accompany operating systems. With this software, every virtual machine is isolated from the other, and the isolation helps protect them from cyber threats.
Key features of the Citrix Hypervisor include;
Resource pools enable Citrix users to manage multiple servers/virtual machines and their connected storage as a single entity. Thanks to this feature, you can move and run virtual machines on different Citrix Hypervisor hosts-- create on one server and move to another without interference.
A single pool can contain up to 64 servers running the same version of Citrix Hypervisor software but with different hardware.
If one server suffers a hardware failure, you can restart the failed virtual machines on another server within the same resource pool and have it running exactly as before. You can also configure virtual machines to migrate to another host automatically when their host fails.
Citrix Hypervisor lets users create disk images of virtual machines. A disk image is a file containing all the contents of a specific virtual machine– you can upload that image to another host system to provide you an exact replica of that virtual machine.
Think of a disk image as a backup system for your virtual machine. Thanks to the Open Virtualization Format (OVF), an open-source standard, you can easily import or export virtual machines from one host machine to another– it doesn’t matter what virtualization software you created the VMs on.
This software supports two disk image formats; Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) and Virtual Machine Disk (VMDK).
Citrix Hypervisor lets you recover virtual machines from a hardware failure. It stores your virtual machine’s metadata (structural information about files and folders) in a backup environment. In case of failure, you can restore the metadata to recreate your virtual machine.
By default, Citrix Hypervisor uses a command line interface, meaning you must know specific codes to input to get the software to perform its functions. Using a command line interface is pretty challenging for the average computer user due to the requirement to memorize commands. Fortunately, you can install a Graphical User Interface (GUI) console to operate Citrix Hypervisor with less difficulty.
You can contact Citrix through email, live chat, or telephone to resolve issues. There’s also extensive documentation about Citrix Hypervisor on the official website.
The best alternative to Citrix Hypervisor that we’d recommend is VMware Workstation Pro (opens in new tab). It offers similar features to Citrix Hypervisor for a more affordable price. It’s also easier to use, but the drawback is that it isn’t compatible with the macOS operating system.
Citrix Hypervisor is a tool we’d gladly recommend for enterprises that want to create and manage a cluster of virtual machines. The main drawback is its high price which makes it unsuitable for small businesses with few employees.
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Changing demographics, new technologies and rapidly evolving workforce needs are transforming where, how and what people learn. Nobody understands this more than those of you who are already working in post-secondary environments, where students face rising costs and have an increasingly diverse range of goals and needs.
UW’s Doctor of Education in Higher Education Administration can not only help you navigate professionally in this shifting landscape, but it can also help you advance as a leader ready to help position your organization to better serve students now and into the future.
About Higher Education Administration
Whether you work at a college, university, adult education center or serve in military or corporate training settings, UW’s online Ed.D. program will provide you a strong background in the functional areas of higher education, preparing you for senior administrative positions as well as teaching in a higher education setting.
While the Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration stresses theoretical study and research, the Ed.D. emphasizes applied theory and research with the goal of providing a stronger foundation for enhancing your professional practice and leadership skills, making it possible for you to effect visionary changes in your organization.
As an online higher education administration doctoral student, you will have chance to earn a terminal degree while also retaining your position at your current institution. You will also develop the research and leadership skills to take your career in new directions and make a difference in students’ post-secondary experiences.
Here are some reasons to consider the UW Ed.D. higher education administration program:
Campus orientation. Spend one day on the UW campus near the beautiful Laramie Mountains, where you will learn about the program while getting to know faculty and fellow students. The remainder of your program takes place 100 percent online.
Flexible course delivery. Maintain your current work and life commitments while earning your doctorate. Courses are offered online and through a blended format of online and audio conferencing.
Faculty practitioner-scholars. Learn from faculty who have held various administrative positions in post-secondary settings and are also active scholars. UW higher education administration faculty study areas such as community colleges, adult education, distance education and social justice in higher education.
Dissertation. Research and write a dissertation based on your interests and career goals. exact dissertation titles include:
Minor. Add a graduate minor in qualitative research methods or quantitative research methods to your Ed.D. program.
Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED). Select a degree program dedicated to excellence. The College of Education is among the approximately 100 institutions that belong to the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate. We apply the CPED quality framework to help prepare you to become a skilled practitioner who can meet contemporary educational challenges.
Travel grants. Pursue support to cover travel costs associated with presenting at or attending professional conferences.
Assistantships. Explore graduate assistantships in other campus departments. These opportunities offer full-time, on-campus students faculty research involvement, college-level teaching experiences and stipends.
Accredited. The College of Education at UW is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
Scholarships. Look into relevant graduate scholarships from UW, such as:
The UW Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration prepares you for upper level administrative positions at colleges and university and other post-secondary environments.
Higher Education Administration Careers
UW higher education administration Ed.D. alumni can work in the following positions:
“Choosing the Ed.D. program was a very positive decision. The classes are interesting and timely, the faculty are incredibly supportive, and the ability to complete a doctoral degree at a distance made getting the Ed.D. a reality while working full-time. This is a quality program with great support, in a convenient format and at a reasonable cost!"
– Breann Lamborn, Ed.D. ’19
Below is a sampling of Higher Education Administration Ed.D. classes you might take as a student at the University of Wyoming:
View the full Doctor of Education in Higher Education Administration degree program curriculum.
Increasingly challenging educational environments, coupled with evolving accountability standards, makes today’s schools complex organizations that require strong leadership. Based on national and state standards, Drexel's Master of Science in Educational Administration prepares elementary and secondary teachers and counselors to become effective and successful school administrators.
Using 21st-century learning tools, rigorous academic preparation, and invaluable internship experiences, the MS in Educational Administration degree program offers graduate students enduring model for successful school leadership in rural, urban, and suburban settings.
The MS in Educational Administration degree program is a performance-based credential designed as a path to career advancement for elementary and secondary teachers and counselors in K-12 schools. Eligible students may pursue school principal positions and/or supervisor of special education positions. Graduates become school leaders with the strategic vision and tools necessary to initiate change.
Specifically, the MS in Education Administration’s learning outcomes specifically address and respond to the Pennsylvania Inspired Leadership (PIL) Program.
All curriculum for the MS in Educational Administration is developed and vetted with PIL's standards* in consideration:
In Drexel University’s MS in Educational Administration degree program, future school leaders participate in rigorous academics and authentic internship experiences while enjoying the flexibility of an online degree experience.
There are five unique online program options designed to fit your specific career goals:
* Requires a state-issued teacher certificate prior to enrollment. Certification may be issued from any U.S. state or territory.
** Requires a state-issued special education certificate prior to enrollment
All our programs are ideal for certified teachers and counselors who aspire to support 21st-century students and make a difference in the field of education.
As a leading provider of online learning, we understand the dedication it takes to include advanced study in your work and family life and we make every effort to assist you with your studies. Every student is assigned a graduate academic advisor to map out a personalized plan of study. Advisors develop personal relationships with their students, helping them select courses and counseling them in reaching their academic and career goals.
Blackboard serves as an online support center. Through Blackboard students can:
During the course of study, students benefit from activities such as lecture series by national speakers, dynamic workshops and internship orientations. After graduation, students continue to receive support through our mentorship program.
With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting Drexel Online's "Completing Your Application Guide."
The MS in Educational Administration was created using a framework of national standards to train individuals with elementary and secondary teaching experience to become transformational school leaders for a new generation.
Graduates learn a proven skill set that can be applied to the following six standards:
● Identifying a personal school vision
● Establishing a school culture based on learning
● Managing finances, facilities, and resources
● Collaborating and communicating with the school, parents and community
● Operating with integrity and fairness in an equitable manner
● Functioning as a student advocate within political, legal, social, economic and cultural contexts
To gain real-world experience in the duties of a school administrator, students pursue activities such as facilitating workshops for teachers, working with parents and community, observing in principal meetings, attending school board meetings, working on new curriculum or program initiatives and directing school-wide activities.
In the internship phase, the student works with a state-certified school principal or an assistant principal in their school district. The student accumulates 15 hours each week for a total of 600 hours over four terms.
Course descriptions may be found in the Drexel University Course Catalog.
Students in the MS in Educational Administration program complete a research capstone course where they are introduced to various types of research designs and learn to be both consumers and producers of research. Following completion of the research course, students will complete a capstone experience by selecting one of the two-course multi-disciplinary sequence options below:
The MS in Educational Administration is offered 100% online. You can get started by filling out the Drexel Online application.
The Citrix-Tibco deal passed a shareholder vote in April.
Virtualization and cloud products vendor Citrix and enterprise applications vendor Tibco Software have completed their merger, valued at $16.5 billion, with new leadership calling the combined company “a new global leader in enterprise software.”
The two companies announced the deal’s completion in a statement Friday. Investment firms Vista Equity Partners and Evergreen Coast Capital Corp. – an affiliate of Elliott Investment Management – took Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Citrix off the NASDAQ to complete the deal.
CRN has reached out to the companies for comment.
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Shareholders will receive $104 cash per share, according to the statement. The Citrix-Tibco deal passed a shareholder vote in April.
Tom Krause, who left Broadcom after the chip giant’s announced acquisition of VMware to become CEO of the combined Citrix and Palo Alto, Calif.-based Tibco, called the combined company “a new global leader in enterprise software” in the statement.
“We are excited to create a new global leader in enterprise software, designed for scale and growth, through the combination of Citrix and TIBCO,” Krause said. “The platform we have built will expand and deepen our relationships with our valued customers and partners, drive the future of mission-critical cloud software solutions and create long-term value for all our stakeholders.”
With the completion of the Citrix-Tibco deal, Krause revealed on LinkedIn that he is now CEO of Cloud Software Group (CSG), the owner of Citrix and Tibco.
A website for CSG said that Citrix and Tibco will remain separate business units as well as their major solution lines, including Citrix’s NetScaler and ShareFile and Tibco’s ibi and Jaspersoft.
The companies will retain their own branding as well, according to CSG.
Hector Lima, Citrix’s executive vice president and chief customer officer, has the title of EVP of field and channel sales with CSG, according to the website. Lima “leads the global sales, channel ecosystem and customer experience organization,” according to CSG.
Among the executives at CSG include Tibco Chief Information Officer Rani Johnson as CIO, Tibco Chief Financial Officer Tom Berquist as CFO.
Citrix Chief Product Officer Sridhar Mullapudi has been named general manager of Citrix. Tibco Chief Operating Officer Matt Quinn has been named general manager of Tibco, according to CSG.
Abhilash Verma, vice president of product management for application delivery and security at Citrix, has been named general manager of NetScaler. And Ali Ahmed, Tibco’s senior vice president of engineering, has been named CSG’s general manager of enterprise applications, according to the company.
Meanwhile, while Citrix and Tibco have joined together, Citrix subsidiary Wrike has formally split from the virtualization and cloud technologies vendor.
In March 2021, Citrix closed on its purchase of Wrike, a collaborative work management platform and Vista portfolio company, for $2.25 billion.
On Friday, Wrike CEO Andrew Filev posted on the company’s website announcing that Wrike has completed its separation from Citrix and has “the financial backing” of Vista and Evergreen.
“We will leverage our newfound position as a private, autonomous company to continue pursuing innovation focused on solving dynamic workplace challenges and meeting the needs of the modern workforce,” Filev said in the post.
He continued: “As Wrike moves forward, our focus remains the same. We have the most intuitive, versatile, and scalable work management platform on the market and a collaborative, driven team dedicated to freeing our customers to focus on their most purposeful work. There’s never been greater demand for a solution like ours and a better time to deliver it.”
In September, the company hired Brian Clark as chief revenue officer, according to his LinkedIn. He came to Wrike after more than three years with customer experience technologies provider InMoment, leaving with the title of executive vice president and chief revenue officer.
Long Path To Private Ownership
Citrix had a long path to returning to life as a private company. Elliott Management previously bought a stake in the company in 2015 and Elliott partner Jesse Cohn joined the board. He left in 2020, according to a Citrix statement from the time.
Citrix reportedly explored sales and spin-off strategies in 2015 and 2017. Citrix partners at the time voiced displeasure to CRN about Elliott’s 2015 presence.
Rumors of Elliott Management seeking ownership of Citrix popped up in the fall of 2021 following a 16 percent drop in Citrix’s share price year and Elliott Management buying a 10 percent stake in Citrix. Rumors of Elliott and Vista working together to take Citrix private first surfaced in December.
At the start of 2022, Citrix partners who spoke to CRN were cautiously optimistic about the deal.
Partners wanted to see Citrix’s actions back up executives’ words that the company was investing in its channel partner program – not to mention, investing in its technology to break out from the crowded market of vendors offering services aimed at remote workforces.
In 2021, even Citrix’s leadership voiced displeasure in Citrix’s go-to-market strategy. CEO David Henshall stepped down in the fall and interim President and CEO Bob Calderoni promised “to shore up our channel programs and put in place the right incentives for our channel partners.”
“The channel is still there. The channel hasn’t gone away,” Calderoni said on an earnings call in November. “They’re not selling somebody else’s products. They’re just focusing on other parts of their business. And like any part of a sales organization, and the channel is part of our sales organization, we want to make it more profitable for them to do business with us.”
Citrix channel chief Bronwyn Hastins left Citrix in May 2021 for Google Cloud, with Mark Palomba – Citrix’s chief operating officer of sales and services – taking over the role.
In April, Hector Lima told CRN about efforts to “decentralize” its partner program, pushing more resources for partners “out to the edge” and making Citrix easier to do business with for partners.
In addition to the partner program changes, Lima said that Palomba would leave the role of channel chief, with Citrix possibly adopting multiple channel chief roles.
Elliott Investment Management is said to have purchased about $1 billion of the junk-bond deal supporting its planned buyout of software company Citrix Systems (NASDAQ:CTXS).
Apollo Global (APO) also purchasde about $500 million of the the $4 billion bond deal, according to traders, who cited a Bloomberg report.
The update comes as banks have struggled in exact month to finance the $15 billion takeout of Citrix (CTXS) by Elliott and Vista Equity partners due to the nature of the financing markets. Several media outlets including Bloomberg earlier Wednesday reported that Wall Street banks are expected to lose about $600 million on debt backing the Citrix deal that they were forced to sell to investors at huge discounts.
The Elliott news also comes after an Apollo executive said a week ago that that he doesn't expect banks to to start financing debt for leveraged buyouts anytime soon. Banks aren't likely to fund large transactions until at least the fourth quarter due to the current economic uncertainty, David Sambur, co-head of private equity at Apollo told Bloomberg TV.
Citrix (CTXS) agreed in January to a $16.5 billion sale to Vista Equity and Elliott Management.