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Citrix pitches Workspace Cloud for hybrid cloud service delivery

Citrix is aiming its solutions at hybrid cloud users

Citrix is aiming its solutions at hybrid cloud users

Citrix has unveiled Workspace Cloud, a set of cloud-based tools aimed at bridging the application deployment and management gap between on-premise and cloud infrastructure.

The solution, based on XenApp, XenMobile and XenDesktop technology, is basically an integrated and consolidated set of existing Citrix tools used to stream virtual apps to and manage mobile devices, and share content across devices and services – whether that data is located on-premise or in a cloud platform.

The company is pitching it as a “new control pane” for data across any device, and any infrastructure.

“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,” said Jesse Lipson, vice president and general manager, cloud services at Citrix.

Scott Ottaway, vice president at 451 Research said Citrix’s move to consolidate and integrate it offerings comes at a time when enterprises are struggling to bridge this gap between securing and managing content between a combination of on-premise and cloud platforms.

“When it comes to end-user computing, Enterprise IT is at a cross-roads with multiple challenges around device management complexity, data and application security, and requirements to deliver consumer-like, consistent experiences across any device,” Ottaway said.

“And IT leaders have more pressure than ever to achieve rapid time to market with new IT services, especially new mobile applications,” he said, adding that ensuring infrastructure agnosticism and reducing vendor lock-in will be essential for solutions vendors like Citrix moving forward.

Cancer Research UK taps Citrix for enterprise mobility management

Cancer Research  UK is deploying Citrix's enterprise mobility management software

Cancer Research UK is deploying Citrix’s enterprise mobility management software

Cancer Research UK has deployed Citrix’s enterprise mobility management solution on top of its existing XenDesktop landscape in a bid to enable its employees to work more flexibly.

The charity is deploying an enterprise mobility management solution based on Citrix XenMobile, Citrix ShareFile, Citrix Worx Mobile Apps and NetScaler ADC technologies. It said the move would allow it to centralise its infrastructure management and secure access to corporate data on a wider variety of devices.

“The integrity of the Cancer Research UK brand is vitally important to our ability to raise funds and finance our work.  We cannot risk that through poor data security. We have to protect data we hold on our supporters and, of course, we have a lot of sensitive information. Citrix has helped us to achieve that goal, empowering employees in a secure manner,” said Mick Briggs, head of IT at Cancer Research UK.

The deployment will also make collaboration more efficient by allowing committee members and fundraisers to transact certain types of documents and data securely through ShareFile, where they would have previously relied solely on print-outs and removable storage (i.e. USB thumb drives).

“I want to ‘not care’ about what device people bring to work. Whether using a corporate device or one of their own, XenMobile gives us that policy-driven granularity of control. We’ve become the enablers that let people work where and when they want, on whatever device they choose. That makes our team more effective and it makes Cancer Research UK more effective as a whole,” Briggs added.

Jason Tooley, UK country manager, Citrix said: “Cancer Research UK has enabled its staff with secure access to important and often confidential data, desktops and apps, via any device, over network, significantly improving the productivity of its workforce. In a climate of cost reduction, with pressure to innovate, this project demonstrates the positive impact that IT can have on both individual employees and the organization as a whole.”