From the beginning, our vision for Citrix Workspace Cloud has been to offer the fastest and easiest way for IT to enable business productivity with secure apps, data, device management and more. We built Citrix Workspace Cloud to help IT organizations meet the growing demand to deliver instant access to all the apps and data people need to get their jobs done on any device, in any location, empowering them to deliver on-demand IT.

Now that the platform is live and available, how people outside of Citrix view Workspace Cloud? Do industry analysts see the platform delivering on its value proposition?

Here is what Mark Bowker, senior analyst from Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), had to say:

“The demands of mobile are driving change at an incredible pace inside businesses, pressuring IT organizations to deliver applications securely and without compromising the end-user experience. In addition, applications are diversifying outside the corporate walls and IT needs to assemble the delivery of these workspaces as a comprehensive, corporate-managed work environment. A cloud-based management platform, such as Citrix Workspace Cloud, offers a promising strategy for delivering and managing these workspaces in an effective, efficient way.”

We created Citrix Workspace Cloud to empower our channel partners and customers to use the platform to easily combine virtual apps and desktops, mobile apps and device policies and data–securely delivered from any cloud or infrastructure they choose–whether on-premises, off-premises or both in a hybrid model.

We recently heard from Citrix channel partners and customers, where they shared their plans and ideas for using the platform to streamline the way they manage workloads, accelerate new workspace deployments, and address new market segments. Do industry analysts agree?

Steve White, the Program Director for Strategic Alliances Research at IDC, shared this view:

“The inevitable move from on premise to cloud is something that all vendors are having to address with their solutions and partner ecosystem. Citrix solutions have been moving with the market, which is illustrated by the availability of Citrix Workspace Cloud to their customers and via their partner channel. IDC has always been impressed with how thoughtful Citrix are with their partner ecosystem, and the availability of this new offering with a strong partner focus is another thoughtful step. We’ll be interested to hear how partners and customers respond.”

While customers and partners continue to embrace the platform, we’re just beginning to see its potential to drive innovation. Our product teams are building new services, and our channel partners and technology partners are creating new blueprints through core services lik eCitrix Lifecycle Management to accelerate deployments and address new use cases and solve problems for IT.

Expect to see new services and value emerge on Citrix Workspace Cloud. Stay tuned to see what’s next.