Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Citrix Acquires Framehawk for Desktop Virtualization over Wi-Fi, Cellular

Citrix has acquired Framehawk, a start-up based in San Francisco that develops optimization software for extending virtual desktops and applications to mobile devices over Wi-Fi and cellular.  Financial terms were not disclosed.

Citrix said the Framehawk platform will combined with its HDX technology in the Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop products. Framehawk’s leadership and engineering teams will be integrated into the Enterprise and Service Provider division of Citrix.

“With enterprises increasingly enabling mobility for their employees, the ability to deliver apps and desktops with the best user experience to any of the billions of devices on the market is of paramount importance. As a company, we are focused on delivering the best user experience on any device, over any network. The addition of Framehawk’s technology to the HDX portfolio enables Citrix to continue to lead the industry in delivering a powerful virtual desktop and application experience," stated Sudhakar Ramakrishna, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise and Service Provider division at Citrix.