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Citrix Sets Pace for Rapid Expansion of Citrix Ready Program Verifying 247 New Partner Products in First Five Months of 2008
Today at Citrix Synergy, the event where virtualization, networking and application delivery meet, Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) demonstrated continued momentum of its Citrix Ready Program, adding 247 new verified partner products and more than 50 new technology partners. This rapid expansion in the first five months raises the total number of products tested and verified for the Citrix Delivery Center product family to more than 550.

In addition, continuing to drive market adoption of desktop virtualization, the company unveiled a new segment of the Citrix Ready Program Desktop Appliances for Citrix XenDesktop. This new partner initiative is aimed at establishing standards for a new class of device purpose-built to deliver a superior user experience when combined with XenDesktop. Desktop appliances verified Citrix Ready are defined by two levels: Basic and Plus. Devices meeting the Desktop Appliance Plus requirements offer more robust capabilities and performance specifically designed to provide the best user experience with capabilities such as higher resolution, Instant On, multimedia and peripheral device support. For a complete listing of these partners, visit www.citrix.com/cr_desktopappliancelist.

Spanning the datacenter to the desktop, the Citrix Ready program showcases and recommends solutions demonstrating tested partner compatibility with Citrix Delivery Center, the companys end-to-end infrastructure for application delivery. Launched in January 2007, the Citrix Ready Program has expanded to include new technology partners covering all of the four primary delivery controllers in the Citrix Delivery Center product family:

  • Citrix XenDesktop desktop virtualization for delivering Windows desktops
  • Citrix XenApp application virtualization for delivering Windows applications
  • Citrix XenServer server virtualization for delivering application workloads on servers
  • Citrix® NetScaler® application networking for delivering web applications

With solutions deployed at more than 215,000 Citrix customers and delivered by 7,600 Citrix resellers, the proven Citrix Ready Program allows customers to transform their datacenters to delivery centers more easily, in less time and with greater piece of mind, said John Fanelli, vice president, solution and communities marketing, Citrix Systems. Citrix Ready partners that participate in the program enjoy new revenue opportunities, improved customer satisfaction and increased mindshare within the Application Delivery market.

In 2008, the following companies have joined the Citrix Ready Program:

Identix Inc., Add IT Solution, AXEL, SAP AG, TietoEnator Software Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Aladdin, Knowledge Systems, iMDsoft, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd., Infor, Kaspersky Lab, Centralis Ltd., Express Metrix, Hyland Software, Stamps.com, Symantec, Trend Micro, Applied OLAP, Autodesk, Inc., MEDITECH (Medical Information Technology, Inc.), Satori Group, Inc., Attachmate, Chip PC, Xerox, Apere, Inc., Hewlett-Packard Company, Igel, BOSaNOVA, Chip PC, Computer Lab International, Devon IT, HP, VXL Itona, Wyse, PlateSpin Ltd., Platform Computing, B-hive Networks, Chelsio Communic ations, Inc., Neverfail Group, Reflex Security, RELDATA Inc., ToutVirtual, Inc., VMLogix, Inc., Celio Technology Corporation, Akorri, Inc., Fortisphere, Marathon Technologies Corporation, NetApp, Quorum Inc., IdentiPHI, LLC, Positive Networks, rPath, Inc., SteelEye, LeftHand Networks

Published Wednesday, May 21, 2008 3:36 PM by David Marshall
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