The new year brings new products and a new partner program to drive growth and differentiationWhat an incredible turnout among partners attending Citrix Summit 2015! Thank you partners!

In a record turnout, over 4,000 partners and sales employees experienced our premier kickoff event, where they learned about the strategic direction for the new year and aligned their goals and plans.

The robust agenda at Summit delivered technical, business and sales training, hands-on labs, certification exams and demos. The experience among attendees also heightened this year with plenty of networking — partners and Citrix sales staff socialized and expanded their relations to better prepare for a year of mutual growth and profitability.

Citrix senior leaders presenting business, technology and channel priorities — Mark Templeton back on stage was not only commanding, but also exciting as he shared a compelling vision of the software-defined workplace that’s bringing mobility transformation to business and people — inspiring greater collaboration, efficiency and agility and, ultimately, shaping the future of how IT services are delivered, managed and consumed.

Powered by Citrix secure mobile workspaces, the software-defined workplace gives customers the ability to build true mobile workspaces on the infrastructure and cloud of their choice.

Citrix Is Leading The Shift With The Industry’s Only Complete Mobile Workspace Solution.

Now is a great time to be a Citrix partner. We offer products and channel programs to help partners transform their customers businesses so they can fully realize and accelerate business mobility that is fully secure and always available.

At Summit, several announcements reiterated how we plan to lead the shift on the software-defined workplace. I want to summarize two major announcements — a new product and new channel program — both geared to help partners deepen the mobility conversation with customers, broaden sales conversations from products to solutions and increase profitability.

Citrix WorkspacePod Powered by HP

One of the biggest announcements at Summit was a solution that streamlines the delivery of modern workspaces by leveraging Citrix Workspace Suite — the only complete workspace suite solution, built on Citrix mobile, data, desktop and networking technologies.

Citrix WorkspacePod powered by HP integrates Citrix workspace infrastructure software with HP’s Moonshot platform and the HP ProLiant SL4540 server for a complete, integrated solution that delivers benefits including hardware savings up to 40 percent and greater density per rack with significant energy savings.

Partners will be able to use WorkspacePod to deploy workspace solutions that are scalable to thousands of users with superior, predictable performance and intuitive end-user experience.

A WorkspacePod technical preview will be available in Q1, and Citrix and HP are inviting partners and customers to register for consideration as an early adopter. If you are a Citrix partner and would like to become an early adopter, register your interest now.

Citrix Specializations

Just as customers look to Citrix for market-leading technology solutions, they also want assurances of partner expertise, demonstrated by hands-on experience, references and best practices. That’s why Citrix has created a new path to partner success in lucrative, fast-growing markets supported by Citrix Mobile Workspaces.

With Citrix Specializations — the cornerstone of the new Citrix Solution Advisor program announced at Citrix Summit — partners can earn greater financial rewards along with other valuable benefits by becoming a Citrix Specialist with demonstrated competency in one or more of these technology categories: Virtualization, Mobility and Networking.

Qualify in the category that reflects your current business model, and then expand your scope with additional specializations to further drive your profitability and success.

  • If you are a Citrix partner, visit Partner Central to learn more about the requirements and benefits of the exciting new Citrix Specialist opportunity.
  • If you are interested in becoming a Citrix Solution Advisor and learning about Citrix Specializations, please visit Become a Partner on

Get All the Highlights From Citrix Summit

Summit was an extremely rewarding and informative conference. I encourage Citrix partners to download speaker presentations and view keynotes and the most popular Summit sessions on demand from Citrix SalesIQ. Recorded sessions will help you plan deals, learn about product roadmaps, and discover the use cases and other details that made Summit so valuable.

Finally, please put Synergy 2015 on your calendar — we are planning an outstanding event in Orlando, Florida on May 12–14, with deepened focus on the software-defined workplace.

Stay connected – follow the Citrix Partner Network on LinkedIn and @CitrixPartners on Twitter. Also, follow @CitrixSpecial for the latest news about Citrix Specializations.