At Citrix Synergy, Citrix unveiles Citrix Workspace Cloud, a new platform designed to simplify the on-demand delivery of a wide range of IT tools and services. With Citrix Workspace Cloud, Citrix is providing partners and businesses with a solution to address the increasing pressure that new devices, apps and work styles are putting on traditional infrastructure. People today want instant access to all the apps and data they use to get their jobs done, and they want to be able to get that access from any device and any location. This idea of a workspace is built on the premise that people have a place where Windows apps, web apps, mobile apps, desktops, documents and collaboration come together on whichever device or network is being used.
The Citrix Workspace Cloud creates a new control plane that merges the worlds of on-premises and cloud, allowing IT managers to create secure, mobile workspaces that include desktops, applications and data from whatever infrastructure source best meets their specific needs. Citrix Workspace Cloud is the ultimate expression of choice and personalization and is paving the way to a brighter future for IT, and for the people that consume it. As the world moves to this hybrid model, businesses have flexibility to securely deploy the apps and systems needed within the enterprise. By delivering all management via the cloud, Citrix is providing its customers and partners with the experience, flexibility and security needed to architect, design, deploy and publish easy-to-use mobile workspaces to anyone, anywhere – on any device.
This cloud-based management platform provides customers the flexibility to choose which clouds or datacenter resources fit their needs best, then select the applications, data, files and features that work best for each specific organization and each person. Partners add value by architecting and designing customized, personalized workspaces uniquely suited to meet their customers’ business requirements, combining new Citrix technologies with existing Citrix workspace environments to simplify management and gain greater value from their Citrix investment.
Citrix Workspace Cloud Test Drive
To enable partners and customers to understand the scope and value of what Citrix Workspace Cloud offers, Citrix is offering a test drive – launching at Citrix Synergy – that walks through the process of publishing a Citrix pre-designed workspace, and allow up to five people to subscribe and use those workspaces. The test drive will include examples of key services like application and desktop delivery, mobility management, data and content sharing, infrastructure management and more. Additional detail on Citrix Workspace Cloud and access to the test drive is available as of Tuesday, May 12 at noon ET on citrix.com/workspacecloud.
Jesse Lipson, Vice President and General Manager, Cloud Services at Citrix says that : “Citrix Workspace Cloud is the future of on-demand IT. People want access to all their apps and data, and this no longer equates to a desktop. Citrix has created the fastest and easiest way to deploy new resources, simplified infrastructure management, and provided freedom of choice in selecting the right hosting and delivery model. Today, we are excited to offer this test drive to our partners and customers so they can see how Citrix Workspace Cloud supports their business and on-demand IT strategies.”
Jim Comfort, General Manager of Cloud Services at IBM says that: “IBM Cloud customers and partners look to us to help simplify their IT management and improve user experience. Soon, Citrix customers using the Workspace Cloud management plane will be able to select IBM Cloud’s SoftLayer infrastructure to easily deploy or migrate their workloads to the cloud. We also plan to offer the new SoftLayer-delivered service as part of our IBM Mobility Services portfolio. With these new offerings, we’re providing customers with even more options to adopt cloud—whether hybrid or private—to transform their businesses.”
Dr. Tom Bradicich, Vice President, Server Engineering at HP says: “HP and Citrix deliver a choice of mobile workspace solutions through an on-premises cloud, off-premise cloud, or hybrid approach, efficiently powered by our breakthrough HP Moonshot and HP ConvergedSystems. The new Citrix Workspace Cloud allows our customers to go further with the simplified design and deployment of a broad set of workspace services, through a single cloud management platform. Our partnership, coupled with quick and easy provisioning of multiple cloud architectures and hybrid IT models, sets us apart in the industry as a leading cloud solution provider.”