Citrix and Microsoft Team Up for Digital Transformation of Businesses

This digital transformation with the cloud and mobility will accelerate the move of businesses to Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and Windows 10 as well as advance security strategies.

citrix and microsoft team upGreatResponder.com  The Citrix announces its partnership with Microsoft to provide the businesses with the benefits of cloud and mobility. The objectives of this partnership is to meet the needs of the modern workforce with application and desktop virtualization in the cloud, network delivery and enterprise mobility management.

The Citrix has selected the Azure as the preferred and strategic cloud for its future road map and the team will work to develop new integrations between Citrix XenMobile, NetScaler and the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite, to improve efficiency and data security.

“Companies of all sizes across all industries around the world have an amazing opportunity to embrace digital transformation and empower their people to work productively from anywhere at any time,” said Kirill Tatarinov, president and CEO of Citrix. “Our customers are asking Citrix and Microsoft to work closer together to help them fully leverage innovations like Windows 10, Office 365 and Azure. This enhanced partnership ensures we can be more agile in responding to our customers’ needs.”

As part of the partnership, the team will aim to accelerate the deployment of Windows 10 Enterprise within their customer’s organizations. Citrix customers can use AppDNA to aid migration to Windows 10 by providing application lifecycle management tools to discovcitrix and microsoft team uper and resolve application compatibility issues, the team claims.

The Citrix NetScaler will integrate with EMS to provide virtual private network capabilities for more secure, identity-based access to on-premises applications on Microsoft Intune-managed devices. Citrix will also offer customers who have purchased Windows Software Assurance on a per-user basis the option to host their Windows 10 Enterprise Current Branches for Business images on Azure through its XenDesktop VDI solution, which the team claim is a first in the industry.

“Our relationship with Citrix has always been founded on the commitment to making our mutual customers successful by empowering their people to be more productive,” said Scott Guthrie, executive vice president of Cloud and Enterprise at Microsoft.

The Citrix NetScaler will integrate with EMS to provide virtual private network capabilities for more secure, identity-based access to on-premises applications on Microsoft Intune-managed devices. This will give customers a broad array of options for managing access to on-premises applications in an increasingly mobile-first world.

Citrix Cloud Computing Company Acquires FrameHawk to Enhance Its Virtual Desktop Service Portfolio

Citrix Cloud Computing Company Acquires FrameHawk to Enhance Its Virtual Desktop Service Portfolio

Citrix Cloud Computing Company Acquires FrameHawk to Enhance Its Virtual Desktop Service Portfolio

The FrameHawk technologies, especially Lightweight Framebuffer Protocol LFP will be used in combination with the Citrix cloud computing technology HDX in XenDesktop and XenApp products to improve the efficiency of DaaS services.

GREATRESPONDER.COM – It was announced by cloud computing vendor Citrix this week that it is buying the FrameHawk company to strengthen its Desktop Virtualization product portfolios. The statement does not disclose the financial terms of this acquisition but it is very clear that the FrameHawk technologies would be very useful for improving the efficiency of Citrix desktop product portfolios.

According to the statement, the Citrix will use the technologies developed by the FrameHawk Company in the domain of communication, especially its light weight efficient protocol called Lightweight Framebuffer Protocol LFP would be used in combination with the cloud computing frameworks of Citrix such as – XenApp and XenDesktop.

The Citrix is working aggressively to improve the virtual desktop services over the wireless networks due to the fact that many companies are adopting mobile and tablets in their businesses, but the communication over wireless and mobile networks is not smooth and efficient. Normally, on mobile networks accessing the virtual desktops will be less efficient due to intermittent glitches resulting from congestion and other issues. To overcome these issues related to communication problems, the Citrix plans to implement LFP technology developed by the FrameHawk Company would be used with the Citrix HDX to improve the efficiency of DaaS product portfolios of the company.

Already, there is a serious talent hunting contest going on between VMware and Citrix that resulted two top guns of Citrix snagged by VMware to take advantage in DaaS market place. With this merger, the Citrix cloud computing business, especially DaaS would be strengthened.

The FrameHawk was founded about 5 years back in 2008 in San Franscisco, CA. Its LFP protocol creation was inspired by the experiences of the company engineers that they got while working with spacecraft communication at NASA. According to FrameHawk, the goal of the development of this technology was to enable communication on the mobile networks from over 240000 KM distance without any customized chip sets on each device.

The virtual desktop service is getting speeds aggressively, many companies are trying hard to capitalize their market spaces in this domain of business. Many companies like VMware, Amazon and others have recently acquired different companies to strengthen their desktop products.

VMware Hires Top Cloud Computing Talent Bob Schultz and Sumit Dhawan from Citrix

VMware Hires Top Cloud Computing Talent Bob Schultz and Sumit Dhawan from Citrix

VMware Hires Top Cloud Computing Talent Bob Schultz and Sumit Dhawan from Citrix

The former general manager of desktop and application section and group vice president at Citrix has joined as ‘chief strategy lead’ at End User Computing group EUC of VMware cloud computing Virtualization vendor.

GREATRESPONDER.COM – It was announced this week through a blog post by the GM and EVP of EUC Mr. Sanjay Poonen. This is a strategic move by VMware to consolidate its efforts in the domain of desktop Virtualization. The VMware has already announced its ambition to pursue aggressively in the field of desktop Virtualization. This hiring of desktop virtualization expert would be very helpful for VMware to consolidate its service portfolio in the domain of cloud computing industry.

The most shocking news for Citrix came when Sumit Dhawan was hired by the VMware as a head of strategy, product portfolio and engineering for the company’s desktop business organization. He was one of the most trusted senior leaders of the CEO of Citrix Company. He worked at Citrix for more than 16 years during that tenure has been very instrumental in development of the strategies in cloud computing based products portfolio especially desktop virtualization.

Many people in the industry consider this contest of recruiting the executives between these two major cloud vendor companies is similar to that between Google and Microsoft a few years back.

In his blog Poonen wrote, “He brings considerable experience to VMware. I also think that VMware wants to make a statement, considering that they grouped Sumit and Bob – along with Kit’s promotion – into the same announcement”. He further added that “End user computing is a serious business for us, and we’re so serious about it that we just hired two senior executives away from our top competitor”.

In another statement, a former executive of Citrix said, “Sumit is a long-time Citrix guy and ran a bunch of the things that shaped the XenApp business and the new XenMobile business.”

Many analysts in the cloud computing industry are anticipating this move as an indicator of seriousness of VMware towards the business of desktop virtualization in this fiercely competitive market place. A dynamic team comprising Sanjay, Bob, Sumit and others is really a great sign for VMware to aggressively pursue its goals in the cloud business.