Today at Citrix Synergy, Citrix announced it is opening up ShareFile to create an extensible platform for sharing business data across a wide range of apps, devices and services.  The new “Follow-Me-Data” platform will make it easy for third-party developers and vendors to incorporate common data services like search, share, sync, secure and remote wipe into their solutions through a set of open APIs.

ShareFile fits perfectly into the Follow-Me-Data vision of anywhere, anytime access to data and collaboration.  The ShareFile service will continue to make it easy for businesses of all sizes to securely store, sync and share business documents and files, both inside and outside the company.  Our centralized cloud storage capability allows users to share files across multiple devices and access them from any location, hence “Follow-Me-Data.”

Citrix customers will be able to enjoy ShareFile as a standalone service in a browser, on a desktop as a separate app and within Microsoft Outlook.  ShareFile capabilities will also be available as a ‘Workspaces’ feature within the GoToMeeting collaboration product.  Customers can expect to see this feature arrive in early 2012 at no extra cost for GoToMeeting customers.  Cool, right?

Tune in here to check out a Synergy demo video of ShareFile by Jesse Lipson. You can also enjoy a virtual Synergy experience by simply logging into your favorite social media account. Follow updates @sharefile.

Is your data following you?