It’s here – The Citrix Service Provider program AND Receiver for iPhone 1.0. This is the most exciting announcement since I’ve been here at Citrix. 

Can you imagine the power of the most successful application delivery technology on the planet coupled with the highest growth mobile device on the planet?  We’ve been working on both at Citrix for a while and now they are both available together. 

Today Citrix announced the creation of a new licensing approach for service providers.  The Citrix Service Provider program that enables hosting services companies to access our technology in a subscription licensing arrangement to rapidly expand the delivery of applications for Windows based Software as a Service.  This program is a monthly “active” subscriber pricing and licensing model that gives flexibility with no upfront cost. 

We’ve spoken to several hosting service providers and ISVs who have been looking for a solution like this for years.  The results of the poll in one of my past blogs revealed that over 32% of those responding thought Citrix should have a subscription based licensing program and others wrote in that the program should include at a minimum both XenApp and XenDesktop.  Well we heard you and have included these products as well as XenServer.  You can find out more about this program and the details for it in the partners section of citrix.com. 

Now imagine the power of a service provider license agreement with the combined power of a universal client that allows access to any Windows application on any device.  Have you got that picture in your mind?  Now imagine turning those applications loose on the hottest mobile device on the planet… you guessed it, the iPhone!  If you want to experience it, just go get it at the Citrix web site!   

With the power of what end users have been asking us for in the iPhone and the ability to drive software as a service through subscription licensing, Citrix provides the only complete solution for service providers to give access to any application on any device.  Oh and obviously the same HDX experience is consistent on Desktops, Laptops, Smart Phones and Thin Clients… and all of this is now in the Citrix Service Provider program! 

You asked for it… and we delivered!

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