Showing posts with label Citrix. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Citrix. Show all posts

Monday, February 12, 2018

Citrix acquires Cedexis for application delivery service for multiclouds

Citrix Systems has acquired Cedexis, a start-up that offers a real-time, data-driven service for dynamically optimizing the flow of traffic across public clouds, data centers, CDNs, and ISPs. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Cedexis, which is based in Portland, Oregon, delivers real-time insight into network performance. This enables intelligent traffic steering for applications in multi-cloud environments.

“Citrix and Cedexis are a natural combination. We see tremendous value for our customers and partners, along with significant growth potential for our solutions,” said Ryan Windham, CEO of Cedexis. “Citrix is the clear leader in software-defined networking that helps IT adopt and manage complex cloud environments. It makes sense to combine our offerings into a comprehensive secure digital perimeter approach, which unifies and delivers the apps, data and services people need to be productive.”

Monday, January 9, 2017

Citrix Acquires Unidesk for Windows Application Layering

Citrix has acquired Unidesk, which developed a Windows application packaging and management technology known as layering. Financial terms were not disclosed. Unidesk is based in Marlborough, MA.

Unidesk makes it easier to deploy and manage apps and desktops through Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop. Unidesk offers full-stack layering technology, which enhances compatibility by layering the entire Windows workspace as modular virtual disks, including the Windows operating system itself (OS layer), apps (app layers), and a writable persistent layer that captures all user settings, apps, and data.

Citrix said application layering has emerged as the best way to separate apps from the underlying operating system, so they can be managed once and delivered from any end user computing solution to any device.

“Unidesk has been recognized by customers and industry analysts as the clear leader in application layering, offering multiple unique advantages that streamline secure app delivery and VDI deployments and make them easier to manage,” said Jeroen van Rotterdam, senior vice president of Engineering at Citrix. “By incorporating Unidesk technology into XenApp and XenDesktop, Citrix advances its industry leadership by offering the most powerful and easy to deploy application layering solution available for delivering and managing app and desktops in the cloud, on-premises and in hybrid deployment environments.”

Citrix will continue to sell Unidesk as a standalone product for VMware Horizon and Microsoft virtual desktop deployment customers.

http://www.citrix.com

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

LogMeIn to Merge with Citrix's GoTo Meeting

LogMeIn will merge with Citrix's GoTo business in a transaction valued at approximately $1.8 billion based on shares to be issued and LogMeIn's closing price of $65.31 as of July 25, 2016.

The deal combines two popular applications for collaborating online. The combined company is expected to have annual revenues in excess of $1 billion with more than two million customers.
The companies cited cost saving synergies of $65 million within the first year post-close, and run rate cost synergies of more than $100 million in year two.

Bill Wagner, President and CEO of LogMeIn, who will lead the combined company as President and CEO, commented, “We are extremely excited about this transformative merger and the profound benefits it will bring to our customers, our people and our shareholders.  Both companies have passionate employees who are committed to developing easy-to-use software that simplifies the way we connect with people, devices, apps and products.  The additional scale of the combined company will allow us to accelerate innovation in order to deliver better outcomes for our customers and also creates a compelling financial model that will reward our shareholders.”

Kirill Tatarinov, President and Chief Executive Officer of Citrix, said, “We believe this combination is a winning outcome for all parties. Both LogMeIn and GoTo have a shared goal of developing innovative solutions to exceed customer expectations by simplifying business and personal communications. Given that we have already been working towards a spinoff of GoTo, we expect this to be a smooth transition for the business. From Citrix's perspective, this transaction will allow us to further enhance our strategic focus, operational efficiency and accelerate execution of our strategy to provide the world's best integrated technology services for secure delivery of apps and data.”

http://www.citrix.com
http://www.logmein.com

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Citrix Hits Q1 Sales $826 Million, up 9% YoY

Citrix achieved revenue of $826 million, compared to $761 million in the first quarter of fiscal year 2015, representing 9 percent revenue growth. Net income for the first quarter of fiscal year 2016 was $83 million, or $0.54 per diluted share, compared to $29 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015.

“I am very pleased with our performance this quarter on both the top line and bottom line,” said Kirill Tatarinov, chief executive officer for Citrix. “The progress we made in refocusing the company - simplifying our portfolio and sharpening our message – is starting to pay off."

Some highlights:

  • Product and license revenue increased 10 percent;
  • Software as a service revenue increased 17 percent;
  • Revenue from license updates and maintenance increased 6 percent;
  • Professional services revenue, which is comprised of consulting, product training and certification, decreased 12 percent;
  • Net revenue increased in the Americas region by 14 percent, increased in the EMEA region by less than 1 percent, and decreased in the Pacific region by 8 percent.


http://www.citrix.com

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Citrix Appoints New CEO - Kirill Tatarinov

Citrix announced the appointment of Kirill Tatarinov as President and CEO.

Kirill Tatarinov most recently served as Executive Vice President of the Microsoft Business Solutions Division (MBS) with responsibility for the Microsoft Dynamics business across development, sales, marketing, and operations. Prior to joining MBS in 2007, Mr. Tatarinov led the Management and Solutions Division at Microsoft, where he was in charge of the Microsoft Windows management technologies and products, including Microsoft System Center, as well as Windows Server solutions. Before joining Microsoft in 2002, Mr. Tatarinov was Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for BMC. Tatarinov earned a master’s degree in systems engineering from Moscow University of Transport Engineering and a master’s in business administration from Houston Baptist University.

http://www.citrix.com


Citrix's CEO Steps Down, Elliot Mgt. Exec Joins Board

Mark Templeton has decided to step down as president and CEO of Citrix Systems. He has served in that position since 1998. The Citrix Board has initiated a CEO search process and has retained Heidrick & Struggles to assist with the process of identifying and evaluating candidates.

Citrix also announced a cooperation agreement with Elliott Management Corporation, an investment firm whose affiliated funds own approximately 7.5 percent of the company’s common stock.  Elliott’s Jesse Cohn has been appointed to the Citrix board of directors to replace Asiff Hirji who has decided to step down from the company's board, effective immediately. In addition, as part of its continuing board evolution process, the company will commence a search for an additional independent board member, mutually agreeable to Citrix and Elliott, who will replace a current board member when appointed. In addition, Elliott and certain of its affiliates have agreed to customary standstill, voting and other provisions for a period of at least a year. Citrix has also formed an operations committee, which will work closely with the company’s management team on a comprehensive operational review focusing on improving Citrix’s margins, profitability and capital structure.

https://www.citrix.com/news/announcements/jul-2015/cooperation-agreement.html

Monday, January 11, 2016

Accelerite to acquire Citrix CloudPlatform

Accelerite agreed to acquire Citrix CloudPlatform, powered by Apache CloudStack and CloudPortal Business Manager. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Citrix CloudPlatform (powered by Apache CloudStack) is cloud computing software for creating, managing, and deploying public and private cloud infrastructure services. CloudPortal Business Manager is a unified cloud services delivery and business management platform that enables cloud services automation for provisioning, billing, metering and user management.

"Customers are our top priority and we are confident that Accelerite will nurture our customers who are heavily invested in running their clouds on these solutions," said Steve Wilson, vice president, Core Infrastructure at Citrix. "Accelerite has been successful in acquiring product lines from other large companies to grow cloud computing and virtualization software products. Citrix will work closely with Accelerite to build on CloudPlatform integrations with our key offerings that enable the secure delivery of apps and data."

Accelerite said that in addition to increasing the level of investment in the product line to reinvigorate the roadmap with new features and functions to meet the evolving needs of CloudPlatform users, it will continue to work closely with Apache Foundation and contribute its CloudPlatform roadmap to the Apache CloudStack project.

http://www.accelerite.com

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Citrix to Spinoff GoTo Products, Restructure Core Business

Citrix Systems will spinoff its GoTo family of products into a separate public company as part of an organizational restructuring aimed at renewing its focus on core products.

Citrix plans to increase emphasis and resources to core enterprise products for secure and reliable application and data delivery, including XenApp, XenDesktop, XenMobile, ShareFile and NetScaler. The company will end investment in certain other products and programs, in some cases moving technologies into strategic products, in other cases providing an orderly end-of-life to non-core products.

As part of the restructuring, Citrix will eliminate about 1,000 full-time and contract roles, excluding the effect of spinning off the GoTo business.

"We are simplifying our business in all areas - product, marketing, sales, operations and development," said Bob Calderoni, interim CEO and president, and executive chairman. "Focusing on our core strengths and simplifying how we work with customers and partners will help us improve execution, drive higher profit and begin investing for growth in areas in which we provide the greatest customer value."

http://www.citrix.com

Friday, September 18, 2015

Mirantis Launches NFV/OpenStack Initiative

Mirantis has launched a network function virtualization (NFV) initiative with partners Citrix, Metaswitch Networks and Overture Networks.

Mirantis will offer an NFV reference architecture and OpenStack validation program for partner virtual network functions (VNFs). New partner validations have been completed for:

  • Citrix NetScaler
  • Metaswitch‘s Perimeta Session Border Controller (SBC)
  • Overture Networks’ Ensemble Service Orchestrator (ESO), which provides NFVO & VNFM capabilities and will be validated with Mirantis OpenStack and a broad ecosystem of VNFs

Mirantis’ NFV initiative will also add critical NFV features to Mirantis OpenStack, making it a carrier-grade OpenStack distribution that offers a small physical footprint, high availability (HA), single root I/O virtualization (SR-IOV) and other NFV features that support high performance VNF deployments.

“The telecommunications industry is in the midst of a massive transformation. It faces a ballooning customer base consuming massive amounts of data, and competition from a new wave of startups born out of the Web,” said Mirantis VP of Product and Partner Marketing, Kamesh Pammaraju.

https://www.mirantis.com/company/press-center/company-news/mirantis-launches-nfv-initiative-citrix-metaswitch-overture-networks/

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Citrix's CEO Steps Down, Elliot Mgt. Exec Joins Board

Mark Templeton has decided to step down as president and CEO of Citrix Systems. He has served in that position since 1998. The Citrix Board has initiated a CEO search process and has retained Heidrick & Struggles to assist with the process of identifying and evaluating candidates.

Citrix also announced a cooperation agreement with Elliott Management Corporation, an investment firm whose affiliated funds own approximately 7.5 percent of the company’s common stock.  Elliott’s Jesse Cohn has been appointed to the Citrix board of directors to replace Asiff Hirji who has decided to step down from the company's board, effective immediately. In addition, as part of its continuing board evolution process, the company will commence a search for an additional independent board member, mutually agreeable to Citrix and Elliott, who will replace a current board member when appointed. In addition, Elliott and certain of its affiliates have agreed to customary standstill, voting and other provisions for a period of at least a year. Citrix has also formed an operations committee, which will work closely with the company’s management team on a comprehensive operational review focusing on improving Citrix’s margins, profitability and capital structure.

https://www.citrix.com/news/announcements/jul-2015/cooperation-agreement.html

Elliott Sends Letter to Citrix Board of Directors

Elliot Management Corp. published an open letter to the Board of Directors of Citrix, saying it believes the company can achieve a notable increase in shareholder value by implementing a new management plan and undertaking structural reforms.

Elliot currently holds 7.1% of Citrix Systems' stock.

Specifically, Elliot said it believes that Citrix can achieve a stock price of $90 ~ $100+ per share by the end of 2016, which represents a rise of 50%, by improving its operational performance given that it great products in strong markets. One area of concern for Elliot is the company's cost structure, which has grown faster than revenues.

Elliot, which also criticized Citrix's product portfolio as too broad, is presenting a new operating plan for the company.

http://www.elliottmgmt.com

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Elliott Sends Letter to Citrix Board of Directors

Elliot Management Corp. published an open letter to the Board of Directors of Citrix, saying it believes the company can achieve a notable increase in shareholder value by implementing a new management plan and undertaking structural reforms.

Elliot currently holds 7.1% of Citrix Systems' stock.

Specifically, Elliot said it believes that Citrix can achieve a stock price of $90 ~ $100+ per share by the end of 2016, which represents a rise of 50%, by improving its operational performance given that it great products in strong markets. One area of concern for Elliot is the company's cost structure, which has grown faster than revenues.

Elliot, which also criticized Citrix's product portfolio as too broad, is presenting a new operating plan for the company.

http://www.elliottmgmt.com

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Citrix Workspace Cloud Aims for On-Demand IT

Citrix is launching a new cloud platform designed to simplify the on-demand delivery of a wide range of IT tools and services.

The Citrix Workspace Cloud creates a new control plane that merges the on-premises and cloud, allowing IT managers to create secure, mobile workspaces that include desktops, applications and data from whatever infrastructure source best meets their specific needs.

Citrix said its cloud-based management platform provides customers the flexibility to choose which clouds or datacenter resources fit their needs best, then select the applications, data, files and features that work best for each specific organization and each person. Partners add value by architecting and designing customized, personalized workspaces uniquely suited to meet their customers’ business requirements.

“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. Today, we are excited to offer this test drive to our partners and customers so they can see how Citrix Workspace Cloud supports their business and on-demand IT strategies.”

http://www.citrix.com/products/workspace-cloud/overview.html

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

What Does SDN Need to Succeed? Citrix Responds...

SDN needs to become "business-defined networking," says Graham Melville, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Cloud Networking at Citrix.

Businesses need an IT infrastructure that is more agile, consumes fewer resources, and capable of making intelligent decisions as network loads change.  Application intelligence should drive the way that the network is formed and the way paths are formed.

Filmed at NetEvents' Cloud Innovation Summit 2015 in Tiburon, California.

See: https://youtu.be/YN2BaDWMjtw


Sunday, April 26, 2015

CloudBridge Debuts Virtual WAN Link Aggregation

Citrix announced its "CloudBridge Virtual WAN Edition", which allows enterprises to create a virtualized WAN by bonding multiple network services such as MPLS, broadband, mobile and satellite Internet links together to maximize WAN capacity and reliability. The Citrix CloudBridge Virtual WAN constantly assesses the performance of paths within the virtualized WAN to instantaneously and automatically adapt to changing network conditions.

The solution extends the company's existing CloudBridge appliances and integrates with the company’s HDX and application acceleration technologies.

The CloudBridge Virtual WAN will be generally available as a new software edition on select CloudBridge appliances in Q2 2015. Additionally, virtual appliances and versions for third party cloud providers, such as Amazon Web Services, will be available in Q3 2015.

http://www.citrix.com/products/cloudbridge/overview.html

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Citrix Intros 160 Gbps NetScaler Application Delivery Controller

Citrix introduced its next generation NetScaler MPX 25000 series, a carrier-grade application delivery controller (ADC) for communications service providers.  The new NetScaler is a two rack-unit (2RU) 160 gigabit-per-second appliance that enables operators to scale mobile S/Gi-LAN data plane capacity to 3.5 Tbps while preserving earlier capacity investments.

Significantly, the NetScaler MPX 25000 series can enable the transition to NFV by converting to a multi-tenant platform supporting dozens of virtual ADC instances. The company said it is able to capture cloud-scale efficiencies and economics in the NetScaler MPX 25000 series by using merchant silicon rather than the custom ASICs common to competing ADC products.

Key benefits of the NetScaler MPX 25000:

  • Scale mobile S/Gi-LAN services – Enables operators to scale any network use case, including optimization and gateway load balancing, CGNAT and traffic-steering in the data plane; and LTE DNS, SMPP, SIP, and Diameter load-balancing in the control plane.
  • Consolidate multiple use cases on a single platform – Allows operators to reduce use case-specific deployments that add complexity and inefficiency to the S/Gi-LAN environment. The most impactful consolidated scenario is that of carrier-grade network address translation (CGNAT) and data-plane load balancing and, optionally, traffic steering.
  • Minimize stranded investments – Helps operators protect their network infrastructure investment through Citrix TriScale scale-out clustering, which enables multiple appliances to be treated as a single logical and functional unit. As operators look to minimize up-front investment and scale capacity with new hardware, they can continue to make use of the original hardware.
  • Bridge the NFV gap – Helps operators protect and transition their network infrastructure to multi-tenant appliances supporting up to eighty virtual ADC instances with Citrix TriScale scale-in multi-tenancy.

“The NFV-driven discontinuity in the mobile industry is challenging operators to re-architect and rethink their delivery networks. Drawing on our experience from deployments in more than 140 mobile networks and in the world’s largest public clouds, Citrix continues to deliver the technology innovation to help mobile operators transform their networks. This is made possible by NetScaler - the industry’s only fully software-defined ADC," stated Klaus Oestermann, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Delivery Networks, Citrix.

http://www.citrix.com
http://www.citrix.com/news/announcements/mar-2015/citrix-introduces-next-generation-carrier-grade-netscaler-for-co.html

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Citrix Joins Microsoft Cloud Storage Partner Program

Citrix is an inaugural member of Microsoft's new Cloud Storage Partner Program.

Citrix ShareFile is a secure enterprise file sync and sharing service that meets the mobility and collaboration needs of people and the data security requirements of enterprises. ShareFile enables customers to mobilize data and provides a single point of secure access across platforms, including network shares, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft OneDrive for Business or any other enterprise content management system.

Citrix ShareFile will now be integrated with Microsoft Office Online.

http://www.citrix.com

Monday, January 12, 2015

Citrix Acquires Sanbolic for Scale-out Storage Virtualization

Citrix has acquired Sanbolic, a start-up specializing in workload-oriented storage virtualization technologies. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Sanbolic, which is based in Waltham, Mass., developed a scale-out software architecture for optimizing the delivery of application-specific workloads, from any media type – SSD, Flash and hard drives in NAS, SAN, server-side and cloud deployments. Sanbolic allows customer deployments to be geo-distributed across multiple locations and clouds; to scale in a linear and predictable manner; to have simplified provisioning and management; and to gain overall efficiency.

Citrix said the acquisition of the Sanbolic workload-oriented infrastructure technologies, combined with its own XenDesktop, XenApp and XenMobile products, enables Citrix to develop a range of differentiated solutions. Thes solutions promise to dramatically improve the economics and reduce the complexity of Windows application delivery and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) deployments.

More than 200 Citrix customers already use Sanbolic to guarantee non-stop availability and geo-clustering of their XenApp and XenDesktop solutions.

http://sanbolic.com/
http://www.citrix.com

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Cisco Supports new Citrix Workspace Suite

Cisco announced its support for the new Citrix Workspace Suite, which simplifies how organizations provide highly secure and optimized access to apps, data, communications and services on any device from networked locations.

The Cisco Mobile Workspace Solution with Citrix is an end-to-end solution that delivers application and desktop virtualization as well as highly secure mobile access control and enterprise mobility management (EMM), including enterprise file sharing. The combined solution is customizable and can be deployed in part or comprehensively to meet the broadest range of work styles and business requirements.

“Our alliance with Cisco spans many years, and as Cisco’s first mobile workspace partner, we share a common vision of helping customers embrace mobility by seamlessly uniting our technologies to deliver a solution that enables better ways of working. Today, we are delivering on that vision and offering customers a powerful solution that enhances user experience and productivity while simplifying and securing IT infrastructure in a cost-effective manner,” stated Sudhakar Ramakrishna, senior vice president and general manager, Enterprise and Service Provider Division, Citrix.

http://www.cisco.com
http://www.citrix.com

Thursday, April 10, 2014

NTT Com Launches U.S. Cloud-based Virtual Desktop Service

NTT Communications announced the US-market launch of an Enterprise Virtual Desktop Infrastructure service based on XenDesktop by Citrix Systems.

The service, which runs on newly-built server infrastructure located in the United States, is aimed at globally active enterprises with a need "to protect information, standardize IT governance and integrate desktop environments with standardized cloud infrastructure rather than having to build desktop environments in each country. PC environments in overseas locations can now be constructed and managed from within the United States on an integrated basis.

NTT Com's Enterprise Virtual Desktop Infrastructure is linked to Arcstar Universal One, the company's global network service for enterprises.

Going forward, NTT Com plans to launch Enterprise Virtual Desktop Infrastructure platforms in other markets, including Europe and ex-Japan Asia, as well as enhance the customer portal with added functionality.

“Citrix is developing leading desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) provider programs and new technologies that partners use to differentiate their businesses,” said Mitch Parker, Vice President and General Manager, Citrix Cloud Services, Citrix Systems Inc. “Incorporation of XenDesktop in NTT Com’s Enterprise Virtual Desktop Infrastructure will enable U.S. companies to better satisfy their global computing needs. The combination of industry-leading desktop virtualization technology with U.S.-based cloud service platforms will ensure that customers worldwide can use desktop virtual environments safely on a highly flexible and expandable service platform.”

http://www.ntt.com/aboutus_e/news/data/20140410.html

Earlier this year, NTT Communications began offering U.S. and Europe-based platforms for Arcstar UCaaS, its globally seamless, cloud-based unified communications service for enterprises.

NTT Com's Arcstar UCaaS uses cloud-based infrastructure to assure low-latency, highly redundant communication. It integrates VoIP phones, web and audio conferencing, instant messaging, presence and other collaboration tools in the cloud.

Arcstar UCaaS combines the expertise and experience of NTT Com and group companies including Arkadin in fields such as applications, cloud infrastructure and networks.

http://www.ntt.com/aboutus_e/news/data/20140203.html

In 2013, NTT Communications agreed to acquire the majority stake in Arkadin, which delivers SaaS conference-related solutions covering audio, web, video conferencing and unified communications services.

Arkadin, which was launched in 2001 by CEO, Olivier de Puymorin, serves approximately 37,000 customers in 32 countries, including France, Germany, the UK, USA, Australia, China, Singapore and Japan. The company was based in Paris.  Arkadin was backed by AXA Private Equity.

Arkadin offers unified communications based on Microsoft Lync, as well as Cisco Jabber combined with WebEx. Services are delivered in the cloud.  Arkadin also offers Adobe Connect for audio/video/web conferencing and collaboration.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Citrix Integrates its NetScaler ADC with Cisco Nexus Fabric

The Citrix NetScaler application delivery controller (ADC) can now be configured as a remote services blade for the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch, enabling automated control, simplified deployment and an overall lower cost of operations compared to a conventional side-by-side deployment.

The integration of NetScaler into the Nexus 7000 is made possible by Cisco Remote Integrated Service Engine (RISE) technology. Once installed, NetScaler integrates an external appliance as if it were an embedded service module attached directly to the switch backplane in order to leverage the intelligence of the switch itself. RISE technology significantly reduces the number of steps required to integrate NetScaler with the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch.

"As networks transform into cloud architectures for secure and scalable mobile services delivery, intelligent automation becomes a core underpinning to ease deployment, enhance operational control and enable true network elasticity. Leveraging Cisco RISE technology in the Nexus 7000 series, best-in-class application delivery capabilities powered by Citrix NetScaler become an industry-first offering to be tightly coupled with the Nexus fabric - empowering public and private clouds to dramatically simplify networks and gain unparalleled agility," stated Sunil Potti, Vice President and General Manager, NetScaler Product Group, Citrix.

http://www.citrix.com/news/announcements/apr-2014/netscaler-cisco-rise-announcement.html

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Citrix and Palo Alto Networks Team on Multi-tenant Network Security

Palo Alto Networks' VM-Series next-gen virtualized firewall and threat prevention offering is now available on the Citrix NetScaler SDX service delivery networking platform.

The Citrix NetScaler SDX ADC cloud service platform is a multi-tenant appliance providing application availability, application acceleration and application security needed in the mobile and cloud world.

Palo Alto Networks VM-Series runs the same PAN-OSTM software as Palo Alto Networks physical enterprise security platforms, bringing next-generation firewall and threat prevention capabilities to virtual data centers. The application-specific protections provided by NetScaler AppFirewall™ complement the next-generation firewall protections provided by the Palo Alto Networks VM-Series.
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The VM-Series integrated with NetScaler SDX serves as a multi-tenant platform capable of delivering dedicated advanced delivery controller (ADC) and next-generation firewall instances tailored to the specific needs of individual, "tenant" applications.

The companies also highlighted the use of Netscaler-enabled firewalls for delivering Citrix XenApp and Citrix XenDesktop®virtual application and desktop virtualization solutions.

http://www.citrix.com/news/announcements/feb-2014/citrix-and-palo-alto-networks-team-to-deliver-consolidated--mult.html

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