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Citrix Delivers New Technology to Enable DaaS Service Providers to Deliver Desktops from the Cloud

Citrix today announced new technology solutions that will provide additional services and revenue opportunities for the rapidly expanding Citrix Service Provider (CSP) channel. Available today, Cloud Provider Pack 2 gives service providers powerful, industry-leading technology that enables a simple approach to providing differentiated and vertical-specific Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) offerings delivered with Citrix XenApp® and Citrix XenDesktop®. Citrix Cloud Provider Pack 2 includes new Application Orchestration technology that automates sophisticated hosting-related tasks, such as management of infrastructure allocation, application placement and networking in Citrix multi-tenant hosting environments. It also provides portal-based provisioning to simplify Windows-related provisioning operations for hosting providers through a new release of CloudPortal™ Services Manager. Service providers can easily leverage cloud multi-tenancy with prescriptive reference architectures on a variety of cloud architectures, including Citrix CloudPlatform™ powered by Apache CloudStack®.

“We continue to double down on our commitment to our industry-leading DaaS service provider partner program, creating technologies that help them build differentiated businesses by enabling both desktops and apps as a service. The delivery of new technology solutions and relationships with major industry players will help grow this key channel, and fulfill an important technology need for end customers. No other vendor on the market, other than Citrix, has this strong mix of technology to enable service providers,” said Mitch Parker, group vice president and general manager at Citrix.

Today, the Citrix Service Provider program surpasses 2,600 partners offering DaaS solutions globally, as well as dozens of white label providers, heavily penetrating vertical markets such as telecommunications, healthcare, public sector, legal, finance, manufacturing, retail, agriculture, education. Unlike commodity cloud-hosted VDI options, Citrix provides service providers with the industry-leading XenApp and XenDesktop, delivering anywhere, anytime application and/or desktop access on any of the billions of devices on the market today. In addition, service providers have access to a choice of multi-tenancy models with virtualization- and cloud-neutral reference architectures. The powerful combination of leading technology and marketing support allows CSPs to create highly-differentiated, verticalized and high-value services for their customers.

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Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) is a cloud company that enables mobile workstyles—empowering people to work and collaborate from anywhere, securely accessing apps and data on any of the latest devices, as easily as they would in their own office. Citrix solutions help IT and service providers build clouds, leveraging virtualization and networking technologies to deliver high-performance, elastic and cost-effective cloud services. With market-leading cloud solutions for mobility, desktop virtualization, networking, cloud platforms, collaboration and data sharing, Citrix helps organizations of all sizes achieve the speed and agility necessary to succeed in a mobile and dynamic world. Citrix products are in use at more than 330,000 organizations and by over 100 million users globally. Annual revenue in 2012 was $2.59 billion. Learn more at www.citrix.com.

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