Digital business transformation is driving real-time data collection, automation, and analytics at an unprecedented rate. Companies embracing the Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine Learning (ML) today are positioning themselves for many competitive advantages tomorrow.
Apps have evolved from OS-specific native consumer apps to mobile apps to web apps and now to IoT apps. Similarly, data has moved from being accessible in self-contained native apps to client-server apps to on-demand APIs, and now to streaming between apps and smart/wearable devices in realtime 24/7. Citrix has been—and continues to be—a pioneer in managing the transition and seamless, secure access of apps and data.
Welcome to the age of Autonomics!
As applications and systems become better connected and as more real-time data streams to analytics and machine learning systems, platforms can begin to self-configure, self-heal, self-optimize and even self-learn.
Autonomics can also be used to predict customer behavior. Imagine offering a customer the right deal at the right time – even before they realize they want or need a particular product or service. This experience can be serendipitous and even enchanting for customers, demonstrating that you are in tune with their needs. Citrix Octoblu IoT platform can help you achieve this vision.
Octoblu enables companies to create IoT services with secure realtime exchange of data. The services are built on open communications and management platform that supports a variety of protocols for physical devices to communicate seamlessly with each other, people, legacy applications, and cloud services. Through public, private, or hybrid clouds users can connect, design, process, and analyze the flow of information. All services have been designed to operate over a robust security and right management architecture.
Octoblu connects and automates most of Citrix’s products and services including: Storefront, Receiver, XenMobile, LifeCycle Manager, NetScaler, Director, Sharefile, Podio, and RightSignature.
We have over 125 additional “things” consisting of smart devices, wearable devices, and third-party services connected to the Octoblu platform available for automation. Among our list of services is Microsoft’s Azure Machine Learning!
Citrix Octoblu engineers and Microsoft machine learning scientists recently spent a day collaborating to make our IoT and ML platforms work better together. The outcome was a reference example of a restaurant recommendation engine based on customer preferences. Here’s a brief video, that demonstrates Octoblu and Azure Machine Learning capabilities.
The Citrix Octoblu and Director teams have also started working together to apply lessons learned in autonomic self-healing and machine learning principles to auto-scale and manage Citrix deployments. More to come on this work in the very near future…
Stay tuned for more posts demonstrating how Citrix Octoblu can automate more workflows involving XenApp, XenDesktop, XenMobile, StoreFront, ShareFile, RightSignature, Director and NetScaler! In the mean time, please feel free to signup for Octoblu services and start automating your business processes today!