Ardence was a software company headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts with representatives in Washington, D.C.; Virginia Beach, VA; Chicago, IL; Denton, TX; and in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India. It developed a software-streaming product and an embedded OEM development platform. It was founded in 1980 as VenturCom.

Ardence, a Citrix Company
Company typePrivate
IndustryComputer software
HeadquartersWaltham, Massachusetts
Area served
Key people
Stephen M. Woodard, Vice President, Product Line Executive, OEM/Embedded Group
Number of employees
104 (2006)
Footnotes / references
Formerly: Ardence, Inc., VenturCom

On December 20, 2006, Citrix Systems Inc. announced an agreement to acquire Ardence. In 2008, some former Ardence executives acquired the Ardence programs from Citrix and formed IntervalZero.

History edit

VenturCom was founded in 1980,[1] by Marc H. Meyer, Doug Mook, Bill Spencer and Myron Zimmerman. The company changed its name to Ardence in 2004.[2]

On December 20, 2006, Citrix Systems Inc. announced an agreement to acquire Ardence.[3]

In 2008, a group of former Ardence executives founded IntervalZero and acquired the Ardence embedded software business from Citrix.[4] Citrix retained a minority ownership the firm.

Products edit

The enterprise software-streaming product deployed Microsoft Windows, SUSE Linux, Red Hat Linux and Turbolinux operating systems, along with all their applications, on demand from networked storage. It allowed any x86-based computer - desktop, server, or device - to be provisioned, or re-provisioned from bare metal.

The core technology behind the software streaming product was a device driver for the selected operating system, which mounts a virtual disk over a custom UDP protocol.[5] Basically, computers were configured to netboot a kernel that contained this device driver.

Awards edit

In 2005, Ardence won the ComputerWorld Horizon Award.[6]

In 2006, Ardence won the CRN Best In Show Award at IBM PartnerWorld.[7]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ [1] Archived 2006-05-23 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "VenturCom Changes Name to Ardence, Re-Locates to New Global Headquarters; New Software-Streaming Solutions Are Fueling Growth and Creating Additional Market Opportunities". 2005-01-31. Retrieved 2020-12-21.
  3. ^ "Citrix Announces Agreement to Acquire Ardence Inc. Enabling On Demand Provisioning for Application Delivery". Associated Press. Dec 20, 2006. Archived from the original on March 23, 2007. Retrieved December 21, 2006.
  4. ^ Citrix Sells its Ardence Embedded Software Business to IntervalZero – TMCNet
  5. ^ Madden, Brian (2006). "Using Ardence Disk Streaming with Citrix Servers".
  6. ^ ComputerWorld Horizon Award
  7. ^ "CRN Best In Show Award". Archived from the original on 2004-10-20. Retrieved 2006-09-07.

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