Citrix buys Framehawk, ramping up virtual desktop wars

Citrix Systems(s ctrx)  is buying Framehawk to boost the performance of virtual desktops and applications over wireless networks, a key issue as more people use tablets and smartphones as primary devices. Framehawk technology will be used with Citrix HDX in XenApp and XenDesktop products, according to InfoWorld. Details on how that will happen and terms of the deal were not announced.

The news comes days after VMware(s vmw) hired a couple desktop virtualization execs away from Citrix and Citrix named Rakesh Narasimhan  to head its desktop virtualization effort.