We are pleased to bring you a guest blog post by Simon Clephan, Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Alliances for IGEL. IGEL is a key Citrix Ready partner and supports Citrix by providing a simple, secure, smart environment for app and data delivery at the endpoint.

Citrix Synergy and IGEL, where the Future of Work takes the next leap!

IGEL’s 15-year-plus collaboration with Citrix, and as a Citrix Ready partner, is a big part of how IGEL continues to break new records with its endpoint management, thin client, and software deployments.

We are excited about this year’s Synergy theme, ‘the future of work.’ IGEL and Citrix are moving enterprises into the future of VDI, literally every day, by streamlining the use of Citrix VDI, DaaS and hosted desktop solutions.

IGEL and Citrix Ready

Stop by IGEL’s Booth #202 and see our complete lineup of Citrix Ready solutions including our IGEL OS™-powered Universal Desktop™ (UD) thin and IZ Series™ zero clients and all-in-one thin client solutions that are compatible with Citrix XenApp, XenDesktop, and CloudBridge. Additionally, learn more about our Citrix Ready, IGEL Universal Management Suite™ (UMS), IGEL Universal Desktop Converter™ (UDC), and IGEL UD Pocket™ micro client.

When you’re at our booth be sure to check out our Citrix Ready, UD7 Universal Desktop, the latest addition to IGEL’s portfolio of virtualization-optimized endpoints. The UD7 answers the need for access to multiple, high-quality displays for applications such as video production, operations centers or hospital diagnostics centers. It’s another example of how IGEL and Citrix are developing new and innovative ways to improve the end-user computing experience. BTW, just in case you were wondering, UD7 supports HDX Technology, HDX 3D Pro, and HDX Premium.

Also, you won’t want to miss IGEL and Lakeside’s demo of end-to-end VDI performance tracking via the IGEL OS virtual channel. The Lakeside SysTrack Workspace Analytics now has full visibility into IGEL OS-powered endpoints, gathering performance metrics. It ties this collected data to active Citrix VDI sessions, giving organizations rich insight into ways to further optimize their EUC performance from the keyboard to Datacenter.

Looking at the Future of Work

IGEL’s Citrix Synergy lineup this year is a non-stop experience for you to gain technical insights, solve virtualization challenges, celebrate with us as our treasured partners and customers and, most definitely, also have some fun in between sessions!

You’ll want to join us at these events:

  • IGEL Technical Boot Camp, May 7, 11 AM-5 PM, Anaheim Marriott Hotel
  • IGEL Breakout Session, ‘A Software-Defined Approach to Managing and Securing the Endpoint,’ May 9, 10:30 – 11:15 AM, Room ACC, Level 2, 207A
  • Innovation Theater presentations May 8-10 with Citrix, Nutanix, Imprivata, Lakeside, UniPrint, VMware, NVIDIA, and AMD.

‘Ready’ for Fun 

Citrix Synergy marks IGEL’s first IT Baller giveaway of $20,000 so be sure and spend time in the IT Baller money machine to put your name in to win. Here are some of the ways to win:

  • Attend any of our IGEL innovation theater presentations and you’re automatically entered
  • Score highest on our ‘virtual’ race car game powered by IGEL, Citrix, and NVIDIA
  • Get a golden ticket for wearing your IT Baller swag
  • Take a quick survey

The IT Ballerprize winner announcement will be May 10 at 3PM, at our Booth #202!

Relax between sessions with IGEL at events including:

  • IGEL Community Happy Hour with IGEL’s Doug Brown, May 7, 5-6:30 PM, Anaheim Marriott Hotel
  • Partners VIP Luncheon, May 9, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM, Anaheim Marriott Hotel. Register here.
  • Customer VIP Luncheon, May 10, 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, Anaheim Marriott Hotel. Register here.

See You At Citrix Synergy!

There are lots of choices at Synergy to chat with us about your specific virtualization challenges, learn more about our endpoint management portfolio and how we work together with Citrix to streamline VDI, or just breathe and relax for a few minutes, and possibly win our first IT Baller prize!

For one-on-one meetings contact us via the website at www.igel.com/synergy.

See you there!