We are pleased to announce the finalists of the Citrix Ready Best of Synergy awards for 2012. These awards recognize the most innovative solutions based on Citrix technologies, supporting multiple product ecosystem categories. A panel of judges, consisting of executives & product leaders from Citrix selected the category finalists from the nominations.

The selection criteria for the awards were: Technology innovation, ability of the solution to solve a customer need, propensity to further accelerate adoption within the respective ecosystems a demonstration of commitment to the Citrix partnership. A panel of Citrix executives and product leaders reviewed all submissions in detail prior to nominating the finalists and selecting the winners.

The winners will be announced during Synergy Barcelona on October 16 between 6 and 7pm at the Synergy Welcome Reception.

Desktop Ecosystem Finalists

Atlantis – ILIO

Atlantis ILIO is an innovative storage optimization solution that can be deployed with Citrix XenDesktop to reduce the investment in storage hardware required by customers to deploy large scale desktop virtualization platforms.

ComTrade – Management Pack Suite for Citrix

ComTrade Management Pack Suite for Citrix is a unique solution for the Cloud Technology market, enabling public and private Cloud operators to effectively monitor measure and manage complete Citrix based infrastructure.  Their Management Products deliver strong, immediate value for customers and include best-in-class solutions for the management of Citrix XenDesktop, XenApp, XenServer, Web Interface, Provisioning Services, and CloudPortal Services Manager.

LakeSide Software – SysTrack

SysTrack provides user-level statistics and actionable intelligence crucial for optimizing XenDesktop transformation projects and managing the XenDesktop environment on an on-going basis. While both XenDesktop and SysTrack have viable markets independent of the other, the synergies between the two provide significantly enhanced benefit to users of both solutions.

Mobility Ecosystem Finalists

Lenovo – Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Lenovo X1 carbon is a mobile platform for Citrix XenClient Enterprise. The X1 Carbon brings a new level of quality to the ThinkPad legacy of high standards and innovation.

NetApp – Enterprise Data Sharing, NetApp with Citrix

NetApp  storage solution for Citrix ShareFile Enterprise  is an enterprise follow-me data solution that enables IT to deliver a secure and robust service that meets the mobility and collaboration needs of all users. The StorageZones feature of ShareFile allows IT to store data on-premises in customer managed StorageZones. 

Samsung – Samsung Galaxy SIII Mobile Device

The Samsung Galaxy SIII mobile product line and Citrix Receiver are designed to interoperate and provide the business user with a best in class experience when consuming enterprise applications from the cloud. Citrix and Samsung continue to collaborate around CloudGateway and other Citrix technologies to enhance mobile enterprise computing and the consumption of cloud services via a variety of endpoints including the Galaxy SIII.


Networking Ecosystem Finalists

Alcatel-Lucent – Application Fluent Network Solution

Alcatel-Lucent’s Application Fluent Network  applies a profile-driven policy to enable the network to automatically adjust virtualized workload traffic, such as virtual desktops, to meet users’ service quality demands. This solution is able to combine individual user policies, the type of device and applications being used, with the knowledge of the entire network to dynamically adjust network access priority and bandwidth allocation, ensuring required service levels are met. When combined with Citrix Networking solutions, the Application Fluent Network delivers a L2-7 Cloud Network solution optimized for today’s mobile workstyles, virtualized applications and cloud services.

Splunk – Splunk for Citrix NetScaler with AppFlow

Splunk collects, indexes and harnesses the fast moving machine data generated by applications, servers and devices – physical, virtual and in the cloud. Splunk for Citrix NetScaler utilizes NetScaler AppFlow to provide analytics dashboards that give Citrix customers the key performance metrics, real-time visibility and operational insights they need for their IT infrastructure.

Palo Alto Networks – Next Gen Firewall (Palo Alto NGFW)

Palo Alto Networks provides next-generation firewall technology that gives organizations the ability to identify, control, and safely enable applications while at the same time inspecting all content for all threats in real time. When used together with Citrix NetScaler the two companies deliver native application intelligence, template-based management and high performance to optimize the delivery of any application to any user.

Cloud Category Finalists

Cloudsoft – AMP (Application Management Platform)

Cloudsoft’s Application Management Platform simplifies the implementation of sophisticated policies designed to automatically manage complex enterprise applications in a multi-cloud environment. AMP frees the business to pursue cloud, using multiple vendors, across multiple jurisdictions, with company directives and business policies implemented in an automated manner. AMP support for Citrix CloudPlatform, powered by Apache CloudStack, ensures application portability across CloudPlatform and beyond.

RightScale – Cloud Management Solution

RightScale’s Cloud Management solution is fully integrated with Citrix CloudPlatform, powered by Apache CloudStack, and provides management, organization, automation and visibility for companies entering the new era of cloud computing. The RightScale Cloud Management platform uses an innovative approach to ‘templatize’ cloud servers so that customers can be onboarded faster.  RightScale also has an innovative grouping capability to organize servers into ‘systems’ for increased automation and visibility of server usage and activity.

UShareSoft –  UForge platform

UShareSoft –  The UForge platform  enables customers to create, maintain and publish server templates and machine images into public, private or hybrid cloud environments based on Citrix CloudPlatform, powered by Apache CloudStack.  UForge supports all the hypervisors supported by Citrix CloudPlatform. With UForge, customers can also publish these templates directly into an application market place for a CloudPlatform cloud.