Cloud Services

Following the significant expansion of the Citrix and Cisco successful desktop virtualization partnership into three strategic areas: cloud networking, cloud services, and mobile workstyles, Cisco and Citrix are continuing their collaboration to deliver significant innovation into the market, as evidenced by Cisco's Desktop-as-a-Service announcement.

Citrix is working with Cisco to help Service Provider partners scale quickly, easily and economically, while delivering high levels of performance and service through best-of-breed joint DaaS solutions. The alliance partners have already deployed tens of thousands of new virtual desktops to small and large customers around the world. The Citrix and Cisco joint DaaS solution offers customers a customized, validated and integrated cloud-based solution that includes Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, Application Orchestration, CloudPortal Services Manager and CloudPlatform combined with the Cisco Virtualized Multiservice Data Center (VMDC) architecture. This enables service providers to offer multi-tenant, differentiated services to their customers, and to capture new service and revenue opportunities with customers that are looking for HDX user experience, mobile, desktop and thin client device support, and self-service ease of use.

Service Providers adopting the joint DaaS solution will realize the following benefits:

  • Reduced implementation risk - Technically, the solution is a combination of two well-proven architectures from two leading vendors
  • Best business partnering - Citrix, as does Cisco, provide partners with industry-leading resources for service definition, demand generation, sales training and customer on-boarding – all services specific to creating success in the DaaS market
  • Best track joint record - No vendor other than Citrix has a larger installed-base of cloud-hosted desktops, and no vendor other than Cisco has the server and networking reach among SPs.

Our track of proven success is evidenced by Citrix and Cisco CSP customers ChannelCloud and Proxios:

"ChannelCloud has built our comprehensive end-to-end managed DaaS solution based on Citrix and Cisco DaaS solutions. With it, we're able to provide a seamlessly integrated platform that runs all our channel partners’ software and business systems at the greatest possible value. Today we're hosting Desktop Infrastructure for leading providers including Digicel Group, an international telco operating in 26 market."

Kent Erickson

"The Proxios virtual desktop offering is based on key Citrix and Cisco technologies to ensure that we deliver the finest user experience possible, while our customers access their desktop applications anytime, anywhere.  Companies with multiple locations or high dependence on IT technology to run their business, such as law firms, manufacturing and financial services, depend on the high performance, cloud hosted applications and desktops that Proxios is able to provide."

Frank Butler