The Citrix Cisco Alliance has opened 2015 just as we closed 2014 – continuing to build innovative and unique solutions for our customers. We continue to see strong collaboration in our joint solutions engineering and validation efforts, and our companies continue to bring you new solutions across desktop and app virtualization, cloud services and DaaS, cloud networking and mobility.

I Just Returned from Cisco LIVE Milan, Cisco’s First of 2015. It delivered on the anticipation preceding the event!The theme in Milan this year was  “TOMORROW Starts Here.”  We on the Cisco and Citrix Alliance couldn’t agree more – we are ahead of the curve and already defining the shape of the IT landscape and joint solutions for tomorrow…TODAY!

At the Milano Congressi for the Event Last Week

We showcased our innovative solutions to meet virtualization, mobile and cloud networking business challenges.  Our experts articulated how business mobility, delivered by Citrix, enables everyone to work better through our comprehensive, validated and tested solutions with Cisco.

As a Platinum sponsor in the World of Solutions, Citrix demonstrated the latest integrations across the four key joint business solutions of the Citrix and Cisco Strategic Alliance:

Desktop Virtualization

Cisco desktop virtualization solutions with Citrix XenDesktop running on Cisco UCS.


Cisco Mobile Workspace Solution with Citrix  – from core Data Center infrastructure, to mobile Security integrations and mobile device and application management up to productivity and collaboration apps – our solution has it all.

Cloud Networking

Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and Citrix NetScaler, with demonstrations of Cisco APIC integration, policy orchestration with Cisco APIC-EM (Enterprise Module) for Citrix XenDesktop and video streaming users, as well as demonstrations of NetScaler integrated with the Nexus 7000 through the RISE protocol (how to make your NetScaler look like a “service blade” in the 7000 – cool!).

Cloud Services

Extending the datacenter to leverage any cloud, with a demonstration of the joint Cisco and Citrix DaaS solution, plus an onstage demo of what is possible in cloud – Citrix Daas on Cisco Cloud Services (CCS).

Citrix Also Participated in the Cisco Live DevNet Zone

At the SDN pod where we took attendees through the Citrix vision for integration between Citrix solutions and Cisco’s ACI APIC DC and APIC Enterprise Module to deliver apps and data with the best performance and reliability.

Check Out the Keynotes, with Citrix Referenced by Cisco Leaders

Application Centric Infrastructure Technology Trend Keynote (2015 Milan)

Cloud Technology Trend Keynote

We were also LIVE on Cisco TV at the event in Milan, with Graham Melville,  Sr Dir, Product Mktg – Cloud Networking, Networking & Cloud joining me as my guest discussing our overall partnership and Citrix NetScaler integration with our joint Cisco and Citrix cloud networking solutions.

We Were Excited To  Reach Out To the 6000+ Attendees

Through our demos of NetScaler integrations with ACI and Nexus, DaaS with Cisco and XD on UCS, 4 daily in-booth presentations, numerous breakout sessions and one-on-one meetings with key customers.  Who knew a 3-D Printer pounding out plastic hands, frogs and Owls could attract so much attention.  I hope those of you who won one of our 6 3-D printer giveaways can impress your friends just as much!

As our alliance continues to innovate and build the next solutions for desktop and apps virtualization,  mobility, cloud networking and cloud services – we look forward to seeing more of you at the next CiscoLive Melbourne, March 17-20, 2015!

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