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Citrix Slashes the Costs of Virtual Desktops

DAILYHOSTNEWS, October 27, 2011 – Citrix has announced that it is opening up its recently acquired ShareFile data cloud to create an extensible platform for sharing business data across a wide range of apps, devices and services. The announcement was made yesterday at Citrix Synergy- the conference where cloud computing, networking and virtualization meet.

The company’s new “Follow-Me-Data Fabric” will make it easy for third-party developers and vendors to incorporate common data services like search, share, sync, secure and remote wipe into their solutions through a set of open APIs. Taking a platform approach will also make it easier to create dynamic mesh-ups that extend secure data sharing services to both new and existing apps. This will ensure that user data can be accessed easily and securely from millions of business and consumer devices.

Citrix also announced the first two products in its own portfolio that will be integrated into this open data fabric, Citrix Receiver, the company’s universal software client, and Citrix GoToMeeting, the award-winning collaboration solution.

Jesse Lipson, Vice President and General Manager, Data Sharing product group at Citrix said in his remarks, “It is gratifying to see how we are immediately leveraging the ShareFile technology in the Citrix product line to enable the Follow-Me-Data vision of anywhere, anytime access to data and collaboration. With the three key components of applications, data and collaboration, we are able to deliver on the personal cloud concept for millions of users.”

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Citrix Ready ISV Partners Can Leverage Follow-Me-Data for their Solutions. The company is also extending the Follow-Me-Data capabilities to Citrix Ready software and application partners. As customers and partners build on the Follow-Me-Data platform, they will be able to easily add follow-me-data services to their products, leveraging the data that other apps store there, and instantly inheriting all the management, mobility and scalability that are in the Citrix ShareFile infrastructure.

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Citrix Systems is a leading provider of virtual computing solutions that help people work and play from anywhere on any device. More than 250,000 enterprises rely on Citrix to create better ways for people, IT and business to work through virtual meetings, desktops and datacenters.

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