Take a look at the news Citrix announced on February 11th…in short, Citrix announced the CloudBridge™ CSX solution, powered by the new CloudBridge 2000WS appliance. The new CloudBridge 2000WS appliance helps consolidate the number of physical servers needed at the branch location by combining full wide area network (WAN) Optimization capabilities with a new, pre-configured Windows Server.

The CSX solution extends the value of the CloudBridge platform to beyond WAN optimization to become a more strategic appliance for enterprise IT to leverage for their branch networking.  Unlike legacy WAN optimization solutions, CloudBridge can now perform multiple roles at the branch, which is something that enterprise IT has been asking Citrix to deliver.  To learn more about the CSX solution, keep reading.

The CloudBridge CSX solution combines the CloudBridge 2000WS along with Citrix Ready partners to extend the benefits of the new CloudBridge 2000WS product.  More specifically, Citrix announced three Citrix Ready partners who have qualified their solutions specifically for the CloudBridge 2000WS platform.  These three partners, Qumu, Talon and Cortado, are verified to work with the new CloudBridge appliance to offer the most critical services needed at the branch – video distribution and streaming, multi-site file collaboration, and localized print services.  Here is a little more detail on what these partners provide:

  • Qumu – The Qumu Video Control Center, a unified video and webcasting platform enables enterprises to exercise complete control over video content while enabling consumption over any device. The VideoNet Edge component of the Qumu solution, verified as Citrix Ready, enables management of a video delivery service over a WAN efficiently, while cutting IT infrastructure cost.
  • Talon – Talon’s RemoteFAST™ provides Microsoft File Aware application acceleration and storage caching solutions for branch office infrastructure.  RemoteFAST, which is verified as Citrix Ready, enables full-scale branch office consolidation and eliminates performance bottlenecks with large files.  RemoteFAST provides branch offices with scalable and reliable application performance along with business collaboration across distributed workforce environments along with network and application performance, visibility and real-time traffic monitoring.
  • Cortado – Cortado’s ThinPrint solution provides professional print management for Citrix XenDesktop environments. The ThinPrint Connected Gateway, which is verified as Citrix Ready, enables high performance branch printing while reducing the overall cost of the printing infrastructure.

Qumu, Talon and Cortado are the first partners to be “Citrix Ready CSX for CloudBridge’ verified, with more partners being expected in the future.  Go here to see the full release as well as links to more information: http://www.citrix.com/news/announcements/feb-2014/cloudbridge-announcement