Citrix Announces Workspace Services, Cloud-based Platform for DaaS, Virtual App Delivery and Mobility
Cloud-based Service Enables Faster Time-to-Value for Partners and Customers, Increases Simplicity of Building Mobile Workspaces on a Choice of Clouds
LOS ANGELES – Today at Citrix Synergy™, Citrix announced Citrix Workspace Services™, the first platform for designing, building and delivering mobile workspaces. The cloud-based platform allows both partners and customers to rapidly build and offer desktops-as-a-service (DaaS), virtual application delivery and mobility services from any cloud. Citrix leads the DaaS market today serving over 350,000 subscribers, growing 50 percent annually, through over 1,500 service providers who offer hosted desktops and applications. Building on this momentum, Citrix is introducing new capabilities for its partners and customers. Citrix Workspace Services is a cloud-based platform that enables partners, enterprises and independent software vendors (ISVs) to quickly and simply design and deliver mobile workspaces that allow people to work better and increase business productivity, agility and efficiency. Workspace Services builds upon a full range of Citrix technologies including the open architecture of Citrix XenApp® and Citrix XenDesktop® virtual app and desktop delivery, the market-leading user experience of Citrix HDX™ technologies, the most robust mobility solution with Citrix XenMobile®, a comprehensive data fabric with Citrix ShareFile® and a global customer care service with Citrix GoToAssist®.
Today, market forces are impacting the workplace, forcing organizations of all sizes to evolve to meet these challenges. Service providers and enterprises need faster ways to create business value by focusing on delivering a complete mobile workspace where apps, desktops and data services are securely delivered to any user, on any device, over any network. Citrix Workspace Services enables service providers and enterprises to focus on addressing users’ complete workspace needs rather than having to focus on the management of workspace infrastructure. Citrix Workspace Services simplifies the creation and delivery of mobile workspaces by automating the setup, configuration and management of Citrix products.
Citrix Workspace Services is able to provision and deliver across a wide range of public clouds, including the market leaders, as well as private clouds and datacenter infrastructure. Through this unique capability Workspace Services enables partners and customer to host their mobile workspaces on the infrastructure cloud or datacenter of their choice. The Citrix Workspace Services platform is built on Microsoft Azure, leveraging capabilities such as Azure App Services, Azure Active Directory and Azure Virtual Network, and is engineered for global availability, massive scalability, security and reliability. Workspace Services enables Citrix partners and customers to reduce up-front solution costs, accelerate their projects and manage their environments across multiple clouds.
Choice. Versatility. Extensibility. Experience.
Citrix Workspace Services gives partners and customers new levels of choice, versatility, extensibility and experience: the choice to use multiple public clouds, private clouds or enterprise datacenter infrastructure; the versatility to deliver a wide range of workspace services; the extensibility of a cloud-based platform for partners to build differentiated solutions; and the high-definition user experience Citrix customers have come to expect. Workspace Services provides the following functionality:
Citrix Workspace Services will enable the rapid adoption of cloud-based mobile workspaces for service providers and enterprises using the infrastructure of their choice with the freedom to experiment and grow without the up-front fixed costs of a traditional deployment.
With Workspace Services, Citrix is building upon its leadership in DaaS to help our customers and partners more rapidly take advantage of cloud delivery to create complete mobile workspaces for their users. Workspace Services gives customers and partners what no other vendor can, a choice in clouds, the ability to deliver a wide range of workspace services, with the high-definition user experience that users have come to expect from Citrix.
Citrix Workspace Services delivered on Microsoft Azure is the latest example of our collaboration with Citrix, which has always been centered on innovation and the success of our mutual customers and partners. Together, we defined the virtual desktop category and now we are collaborating on new Citrix services on Azure, which will do the same for the cloud.
The Cisco Cloud is specifically designed for the delivery of mission-critical workloads such as Citrix Workspace Services. By offering solutions such as desktop-as-a-service, the Citrix Workspace Services offering complements our mutual vision for an open, flexible and scalable architecture truly built to support the Internet of Everything.
Citrix technologies provide nGenx a great platform for delivering compelling services from the cloud. Citrix embracing a 'cloud first' strategy with Workspace Services aligns with our own and the direction the cloud-based platform is headed should ultimately give nGenx more opportunity to focus on what we do best - solving the hard problems for our partners and customers.
Citrix Workspace Services will be available as a technology preview with cloud desktops in the second half of 2014.
Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) is a leader in mobile workspaces, providing virtualization, mobility management, networking and cloud services to enable new ways to work better. Citrix solutions power business mobility through secure, personal workspaces that provide people with instant access to apps, desktops, data and communications on any device, over any network and cloud. This year Citrix is celebrating 25 years of innovation, making IT simpler and people more productive. With annual revenue in 2013 of $2.9 billion, Citrix solutions are in use at more than 330,000 organizations and by over 100 million users globally. Learn more at www.citrix.com.
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