The Citrix Ready program became the primary technology alliance program replacing the CGAP (Citrix Global Alliance Program) – Technology program in 2008. As part of a new initiative to better integrate and promote our entire ecosystem of Citrix technology partners and their products in 2010, Citrix incorporated the CGAP – Technology Member program into the Citrix Ready program, by creating a new membership level, “Citrix Ready – Technology Member”.

As per the communication sent out in Q2 2010, partners currently enrolled in the CGAP – Technology program will be provided the opportunity to join the Citrix Ready program at the no-cost “Technology” level. The CGAP – Technology partnership will formally cease to exist on 1st Feb 2011.

The Citrix Ready program, is a product verification program that allows technology partners to validate their product, solution, or service as compatible with Citrix. If you are looking to become a technology partner with Citrix, here are some important resources for you to review:

If you are a CGAP – Technology Member interested to make the transition, here is how you can get started, to join the Citrix Ready Program (highly recommended):

  1. Confirm your interest to join the Citrix Ready Program at Technology or Core level, and complete Verification testing for your products. Visit the Citrix Ready Verification Test kits page to find the test kit suitable for your product. The confirmation can be sent along with the completed verification testing of your products to CitrixReady@citrix.com . (Please be sure to review the benefits matrix document to review the program benefits at the different membership levels).
  2. Upon confirmation of the submitted test kits, apply for Citrix Ready! Once you have successfully completed product verification testing and it has been validated by Citrix, simply complete the Citrix Ready online application to join.
  3. The Citrix Ready team will then help you with the on-boarding process, through which you will have access to the entire set of Citrix Ready resources.

Be sure to complete these steps above before 1st Feb 2011. All CGAP – Technology program records will be terminated post this date, and you will need to sign up for the Citrix Ready Program to avail partner benefits, including access to the ‘My Citrix’ partner portal.

Please send us your questions via CRupgrade@citrix.com.







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