Desktops-as-a-Service (DaaS) is a hot topic these days, and for good reason. As the DaaS market continues to expand, hosting has become a very successful segment of the Citrix business. Each month Citrix Service Providers service over 400,000 users of DaaS-based Citrix technologies, including XenDesktop and XenApp.
More importantly, Citrix Service Providers go far beyond “bare” hosted desktops. They build, market, and sell high-value business-ready hosted services that provide customers with a complete mobile workspace. They securely deliver apps, desktops, files and data seamlessly to any user, on any device, over any network.
In addition, Citrix empowers our service providers to create and deliver customized solutions for vertical industries, niche businesses and unique customer needs. Examples were showcased at the Citrix Synergy 2014 keynote presentation, and we continue to share CSP success in creating hosted desktops that deliver the line-of-business apps end users need.
Citrix helps service providers build a successful hosting business in a number of ways
- The comprehensive Citrix Service Provider Center of Excellence helps create a high-value, differentiated business by providing guidance on the entire lifecycle of planning, implementation, marketing and sales.
- A detailed and validated Citrix Service Provider Reference Architecture offers prescriptive guidance for successful design and implementation of a Citrix-based hosted business.
- The Citrix portfolio of technologies allow services providers to offer a hosted desktop or applications, mobile device management, file share and synch, and self-service provisioning, plus the security and reliability that are hallmarks of Citrix offerings.
- A Microsoft partnership with a proven track record of over two decades offers joint solutions that reduce costs and increase IT flexibility and agility. All Citrix Service Providers are also Microsoft SPLA partners – an alignment that is well supported by both Citrix and Microsoft.
The Citrix Service Provider program has expanded tremendously in the last few years. We are committed to supporting our partners’ growth and success as we continue to dominate and mold the future of DaaS together.
Join Citrix in enabling mobile workspaces via the hosted model by becoming a Citrix Service Provider. Learn more at www.citrix.com/csp.
Tammy Richards’ focus is on enabling channel partners with a robust, evolving portfolio of platforms, resources, programs and tools designed to simplify partners’ path to success. As managing director, Worldwide Channel Marketing and a Citrix team member since 2001, Tammy’s been repeatedly named to CRN’s annual Women of the Channel; she is also listed on CRN’s 2014 Power 100 based on her insight and influence in driving channel success.