Chromebooks are increasing in relevance in the enterprise and are now the fastest growing computer segment in the market per NPD. With its web-based management console and automatic security and manageability updates that require little to no maintenance, Chromebooks offer many intriguing benefits for organizations in addition to being an ideal platform for virtualizing applications.

Earlier this week in Orlando, Citrix was pleased to welcome Google to Citrix Summit as the sponsor of the Google Lounge. The Google Lounge offered an opportunity for Citrix employees and Partners to relax in a casual environment, in-between the 70+ Summit breakout sessions, keynotes and Certification Labs, while experiencing the newest generation of Chromebooks from Dell, HP, Acer, Toshiba and Samsung to access Windows-based corporate apps and data via Citrix Receiver for HTML5. With Receiver for HTML5 users can easily and securely access their Windows desktop and business, SaaS and Web-based apps over any network delivered by XenApp or XenDesktop to any Chromebook.

Additionally, many of the newest Chromebooks are now Citrix Ready verified including the new HP Chromebook 14 and Acer C720 Chromebooks which are both based on the powerful Intel Haswell Processor family.

With a compelling use case for secure virtualization, Chromebooks will continue to grow in the enterprise and Citrix plans to ensure that all of the latest Chromebook offerings are Citrix Ready and able to work seamlessly with Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp across any network.