I am delighted to announce the Citrix Ready Best of Synergy Winners in each category.

The winners created the most innovative solutions based on Citrix technologies and were selected by a panel of judges, consisting of executives & product leaders from Citrix.

Desktop Ecosystem Winner!

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.

Mobile Ecosystem Winner!

Samsung – Galaxy SIII Mobile Device

Samsung offers an unmatched portfolio of innovative devices that showcase Citrix technology across the mobile enterprise.  Samsung’s wide range of mobile product offerings combined with Citrix mobile solutions such as Receiver, Cloud Gateway and the Citrix Go-to product family bring the full power of secure desktop virtualization to any device, enabling mobile work life styles.

Networking Ecosystem Winner!

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 Ecosystem Winner!

UShareSoft –  UForge platform

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.

Congratulations to our winners in each of the categories!

We would like to thank all our partners that submitted for the Citrix Ready Best of Synergy and look forward to working with you as you re-define the boundaries that we work and play in, embracing mobile lifestyles and the acceleration of cloud services.

Read here for more details on the “Best of Synergy 2012” winners and finalists.

Ranjit Castelino,

Director, Citrix Ready