Citrix & Nutanix boost cloud capabilities to enable the future of work
Nutanix and Citrix have today announced a collaboration to support the future of work in almost any cloud environment.
The two companies are partnering to deliver services across public and private clouds that enable elastic, on-demand and secure access to applications, data, and desktops from any device and location from Nutanix hyperconverged infrastructure environments and hybrid multicloud deployments of Citrix’s Desktop as a Service (DaaS), as well as Virtual Apps and Desktops services.
The two companies will deliver comprehensive DaaS options that are able to help organisations procure, deploy, and manage their Citrix environments running on the Nutanix Cloud Platform, delivered with original equipment manufacturer (OEM), global system integrator (GSI), service provider (SP) and public cloud providers.
Furthermore, Nutanix will be named as a Citrix preferred choice for HCI hybrid and multicloud deployments. This means customers will be able to take advantage of Nutanix HCI一whether on-premises or in the public cloud一delivering simplicity, cost advantages, and a unified management plane enabling workload portability across clouds.
In turn, Citrix will become the preferred enterprise end user computing solution on the Nutanix Cloud Platform. Delivered as part of Citrix Workspace, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops enables organisations to serve up personalised access to the systems, information and tools their employees need in one, unified experience and dynamically apply security policies based on a user’s behaviour and environment so they can work when, where and how they want with the confidence that their applications, information and devices are safe.
Customers will be able to take advantage of it to create a unified digital workspace platform that delivers application and data security, IT efficiency, and productivity across all vertical and use cases.
Citrix executive vice president and chief customer officer Hector Lima says that organisations are evolving to cater for hybrid workforces.
“In strengthening our partnership, Citrix and Nutanix can deliver the right building blocks for customers to make the transition successfully and reap the benefits it can provide in attracting and retaining talent, scaling operations, and creating competitive advantage.”
Nutanix chief commercial officer Tarkan Maner adds that organisations with hybrid workforces need agility, flexibility, and reliability.
“Together, Nutanix and Citrix can deliver remote work solutions which can be deployed across private and public clouds, combining the simplicity of the Nutanix Cloud Platform, powered by the industry-leading HCI software, with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops™ services, to empower workers, wherever they happen to be.”
The two companies will also work together on go-to-market programs and enablement, product roadmaps and customer support.