There’s never a dull moment when it comes to the Citrix and Cisco alliance! Whether it’s an exciting industry announcement, a new joint solution or a busy week of conference activities, we are always innovating together (and having fun along the way!)

Cisco at Citrix Synergy

We are just on the heels of Citrix Synergy, where the Cisco booth was buzzing! There was nonstop action, great questions from our valued customers, innovative demos and standing-room-only presentations!

We all saw Mark Templeton showcase the software-defined workplace. To complement this, Citrix and Cisco demonstrated how we are delivering workspace mobility on a software defined network with innovative solutions for virtualization, mobility, networking and cloud services.

Specifically, we highlighted:

  • How to architect the next generation Workspace with Citrix and Cisco. Mike Brennan, Cisco UCS TME Manager and Rob Briggs, Citrix Alliance Architect did a phenomenal job explaining how UCS with Citrix desktop and app virtualization sets the gold standard for workspace mobility.
  • How our customers are using our technology to drive business results. Our valued customer, Denver Health Hospital, shared how they are able to provide affordable, quality health care using Citrix, Cisco and NetApp solutions.
  • New solutions for our mid-size customers with the Cisco and Nimble SmartStack with Citrix, based on the UCS Mini. Frank Anderson, Cisco UCS architect, describes this solution in more detail here.
  • Cisco and Citrix Powered Desktop as a Service. This was an absolute hit as we showcased the release of our new Cisco Validated Design for Citrix-based DaaS.
  • The Citrix Mobile Workspace solution with Citrix. Many of our customers expressed interest in this solution, with details available here.

This all rests on an innovative, performance-rich, application-aware software-defined network.

Raj Gulani, NetScaler product guru, summarizes all the buzz around NetScaler and ACI at Synergy here. Raj and Monahar Singareddy also delivered sessions on how Citrix and Cisco are delivering software-defined networking through Netscaler 1000V and Nexus integration, and shared best practices for designing and deploying NetScaler in Cisco data center deployments.

All in all, we had 5 demos in the Cisco booth dedicated to our key solution pillars in Desktop Virtualization, Cloud Services, Mobile Workspace and Cloud Networking, and record numbers of valued conversations with our joint customers and partners.

Citrix at Cisco Live 

And now…. we’re continuing the momentum headed into Cisco Live! next week. Citrix is participating in Cisco Live! San Diego as an Emerald Sponsor.

Come and visit us at Booth #2023 to see the many facets of our joint partnership and just how complementary our joint solutions are! The breadth of natural technology intersection points for our alliance is ever-growing, with best-in-pclass solutions across mobility, cloud, data centers and software defined networking.

Come see how Citrix and Cisco can fit the needs of your organization, for any sized Enterprise organization, Service Provider or channel partners!

Cisco and Citrix will showcase how we are:

  • Accelerating application delivery with our software defined networking solutions that fully integrate with Cisco ACI. Come check out our session on Wednesday, June 10, 1 pm – 2 pm, Meeting Room 11B (PCSSDN-1001).
  • Integrating NetScaler with Cisco RISE technology to create a unified experience across Nexus data center switches.
  • Delivering industry leading application delivery solutions for every use case, on any device, application or cloud.
  • Bringing cost savings and simplicity to mid-market app and desktop virtualization deployments with the SmartStack with Citrix VDI solution on the UCS Mini
  • Powering the cloud with Citrix and Cisco Desktop as a Service (DaaS)
  • Addressing the mobility requirements of your organization with our innovative Mobile Workspace Solutions.


In addition to all of the great goings-on at our booth, we will have a variety of activities to network and have fun with, too! 

  • Enter our social media contest to win a GoPro Hero 4 camera by taking a selfie and showing us your tweet wearing cool Netscaler Rocks sunglasses that we will be providing.
  • Attend our breakout session to learn more about how tightly integrated our Software Defined Network solutions are with NetScaler and ACI.
  • Visit our VIP suite at Wednesday night’s Customer Appreciate event during Cisco Live! to have great conversation about how we can address the needs of your organization and listen to some great music together!
  • Come see Cisco’s cool DevNet Zone, where Citrix will be featured providing developers with the tools, resources and code to build our joint solutions!

Finally, be sure to enter our Grand Prize Drawing for a 3-D printer! We will be giving away $100 Visa Gift cards at the end of each of our booth presentations.

Cisco Live! is sure to be a great event. Join us next week to learn, have fun and embark upon your journey together with Citrix and Cisco! See you in sunny San Diego!