The Citrix CloudBridge announced the expansion of its CloudBridge™ product to incorporate wide-area networking (WAN) optimization capabilities from the industry-leading Citrix Branch Repeater®.  The CloudBridge™ product line now addresses the transforming needs of enterprises as they evolve their applications from small datacenters to global locations and the cloud, while delivering the best user experience for virtualized desktops and mobile users.

By merging Branch Repeater, which accelerates a wide array of PC applications today and delivers the highest performance for virtualized desktops, with its CloudBridge accelerated cloud connectivity solution, Citrix will enable enterprises to deliver applications from any datacenter or cloud while allowing a smooth transition from legacy PC applications. At the same time, CloudBridge™ also allows enterprise datacenters to establish secure and optimized bridges to public cloud services such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure as well as to their own data centers and branches, broadening the choice of locations for application execution and delivery.

With this new offering CloudBridge is leading the evolving WANOp market to help enterprises shift to the mobility era and away from the PC era.  We are not alone in our thoughts as here is what others had to say:

Brad Casemore, IDC Research Director, Datacenter Networks, IDC

“To support a workforce armed with a range of devices, functionalities, and application demands, IT organizations are rethinking data center strategies with an emphasis on enabling private and hybrid clouds, rearchitecting the desktop to accommodate user mobility at the branch, and improving data center efficiency to support economies of scale.”