Welcome!

News Feed Item

Citrix Announces Workspace Services, Cloud-based Platform for DaaS, Virtual App Delivery and Mobility

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:

  • A Platform for Citrix Partners – Workspace Services is designed as an extensible, multi-tenant platform for partners, including Citrix Service Providers, system integrators and channel partners, to deliver customer value by providing cloud-based orchestration and delivery for Citrix technology so partners can focus on addressing end-users’ complete workspace needs.
  • Ability to Deliver a Complete Mobile Workspace – Mobile workspaces require more than just a hosted desktop or app. Users need a complete portfolio of services, including desktops, apps, mobility solutions and data sharing, to do their jobs. These services become the platform for enterprises to deliver a complete mobile workspace and for service providers to build a differentiated offering.
  • Workspace Delivery on the Best Clouds – Workspace Services integrates with the best clouds for any number of workspace needs. It includes provisioning into the leading public clouds, private cloud providers, and the unique ability to integrate with enterprise datacenter infrastructure.
  • Delivery with Citrix HDX Technologies – Mobile workspaces require the best user experience across a wide range of devices and network conditions. Only Citrix HDX technologies deliver an optimized experience for any device for use across changing network conditions.
  • Unified Experience Across Hybrid Environments – By integrating Workspace Services with enterprise resources and existing deployments, customers and partners can unify the user and management experience across a hybrid cloud environment.
  • Convenient Concierge Service – One-click access to a concierge from any device or app allows subscribers to get live assistance through their mobile workspaces. Built on the world’s largest on-demand support platform – Citrix GoToAssist – the concierge service addresses the critical need for supporting a superior subscriber experience.
  • User-Focused Analytics –Workspace Services includes user-focused insights to analyze end-user experience, usage, environment and service performance across all locations and clouds. This gives partners and customers the ability to leverage cloud analytics to monitor both new cloud deployments and existing on-premises deployments and correlate issues across the environment.

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.

Quotes

Mitch Parker, Vice President and General Manager, Citrix Cloud Services

“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.”

Brad Anderson, Corporate Vice President, Cloud & Enterprise at Microsoft

“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.”

Jeff Spagnola, Vice President, Cloud Sales at Cisco

“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.”

Rick Dehlinger, CTO at nGenx

“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.”

Availability

Citrix Workspace Services will be available as a technology preview with cloud desktops in the second half of 2014.

Related Links

Follow Citrix

About Citrix

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 productiveWith 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.

For Citrix Investors

This release contains forward-looking statements which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The forward-looking statements in this release do not constitute guarantees of future performance. Those statements involve a number of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, including risks associated with the impact of the global economy and uncertainty in the IT spending environment, including in revenue growth and recognition of revenue, products and services, their development and distribution, product demand and pipeline, economic and competitive factors, including risks associated with international growth and IT consolidation, as well as other risks detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Citrix assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking information contained in this press release or with respect to the announcements described herein.

The development, release and timing of any features or functionality described for our products remains at our sole discretion and is subject to change without notice or consultation. The information provided is for informational purposes only and is not a commitment, promise or legal obligation to deliver any material, code or functionality and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions or incorporated into any contract.

Citrix, Citrix Synergy, Workspace Services, XenDesktop, XenApp, HDX, XenMobile, ShareFile and GoToAssist are trademarks of Citrix Systems, Inc. and/or one or more of its subsidiaries, and may be registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in other countries. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
With so much going on in this space you could be forgiven for thinking you were always working with yesterday’s technologies. So much change, so quickly. What do you do if you have to build a solution from the ground up that is expected to live in the field for at least 5-10 years? This is the challenge we faced when we looked to refresh our existing 10-year-old custom hardware stack to measure the fullness of trash cans and compactors.
The emerging Internet of Everything creates tremendous new opportunities for customer engagement and business model innovation. However, enterprises must overcome a number of critical challenges to bring these new solutions to market. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Michael Martin, CTO/CIO at nfrastructure, outlined these key challenges and recommended approaches for overcoming them to achieve speed and agility in the design, development and implementation of Internet of Everything solutions wi...
Cloud computing is being adopted in one form or another by 94% of enterprises today. Tens of billions of new devices are being connected to The Internet of Things. And Big Data is driving this bus. An exponential increase is expected in the amount of information being processed, managed, analyzed, and acted upon by enterprise IT. This amazing is not part of some distant future - it is happening today. One report shows a 650% increase in enterprise data by 2020. Other estimates are even higher....
Why do your mobile transformations need to happen today? Mobile is the strategy that enterprise transformation centers on to drive customer engagement. In his general session at @ThingsExpo, Roger Woods, Director, Mobile Product & Strategy – Adobe Marketing Cloud, covered key IoT and mobile trends that are forcing mobile transformation, key components of a solid mobile strategy and explored how brands are effectively driving mobile change throughout the enterprise.
With over 720 million Internet users and 40–50% CAGR, the Chinese Cloud Computing market has been booming. When talking about cloud computing, what are the Chinese users of cloud thinking about? What is the most powerful force that can push them to make the buying decision? How to tap into them? In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Yu Hao, CEO and co-founder of SpeedyCloud, answered these questions and discussed the results of SpeedyCloud’s survey.
Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more business becomes digital the more stakeholders are interested in this data including how it relates to business. Some of these people have never used a monitoring tool before. They have a question on their mind like “How is my application doing” but no id...
Smart Cities are here to stay, but for their promise to be delivered, the data they produce must not be put in new siloes. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mathias Herberts, Co-founder and CTO of Cityzen Data, will deep dive into best practices that will ensure a successful smart city journey.
DevOps at Cloud Expo, taking place Nov 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long dev...
Identity is in everything and customers are looking to their providers to ensure the security of their identities, transactions and data. With the increased reliance on cloud-based services, service providers must build security and trust into their offerings, adding value to customers and improving the user experience. Making identity, security and privacy easy for customers provides a unique advantage over the competition.
Qosmos has announced new milestones in the detection of encrypted traffic and in protocol signature coverage. Qosmos latest software can accurately classify traffic encrypted with SSL/TLS (e.g., Google, Facebook, WhatsApp), P2P traffic (e.g., BitTorrent, MuTorrent, Vuze), and Skype, while preserving the privacy of communication content. These new classification techniques mean that traffic optimization, policy enforcement, and user experience are largely unaffected by encryption. In respect wit...
SYS-CON Events announced today that StarNet Communications will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. StarNet Communications’ FastX is the industry first cloud-based remote X Windows emulator. Using standard Web browsers (FireFox, Chrome, Safari, etc.) users from around the world gain highly secure access to applications and data hosted on Linux-based servers in a central data center. ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that 910Telecom will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Housed in the classic Denver Gas & Electric Building, 910 15th St., 910Telecom is a carrier-neutral telecom hotel located in the heart of Denver. Adjacent to CenturyLink, AT&T, and Denver Main, 910Telecom offers connectivity to all major carriers, Internet service providers, Internet backbones and ...
Traditional on-premises data centers have long been the domain of modern data platforms like Apache Hadoop, meaning companies who build their business on public cloud were challenged to run Big Data processing and analytics at scale. But recent advancements in Hadoop performance, security, and most importantly cloud-native integrations, are giving organizations the ability to truly gain value from all their data. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, David Tishgart, Director of Product Marketing ...
Almost two-thirds of companies either have or soon will have IoT as the backbone of their business in 2016. However, IoT is far more complex than most firms expected. How can you not get trapped in the pitfalls? In his session at @ThingsExpo, Tony Shan, a renowned visionary and thought leader, will introduce a holistic method of IoTification, which is the process of IoTifying the existing technology and business models to adopt and leverage IoT. He will drill down to the components in this fra...
StarNet Communications Corp has announced the addition of three Secure Remote Desktop modules to its flagship X-Win32 PC X server. The new modules enable X-Win32 to safely tunnel the remote desktops from Linux and Unix servers to the user’s PC over encrypted SSH. Traditionally, users of PC X servers deploy the XDMCP protocol to display remote desktop environments such as the Gnome and KDE desktops on Linux servers and the CDE environment on Solaris Unix machines. XDMCP is used primarily on comp...