Citrix has unveiled its strategy for mobile enterprise workforce and expanded its portfolio of personal cloud solutions. The company’s strategy is based on four pillars: people, data, apps and devices.
To enable mobile workforce, the company introduced GoToMeeting HDFaces for iPad, combining video conferencing, audio conferencing and screen sharing into a single, integrated experience. It also unveiled Citrix Podio, the first solution from its recent acquisition of Podio, for a cloud-based team collaboration platform.
The company’s strategy on data is centred on Citrix ShareFile, a cloud-based file sharing service. To expand this cloud file sharing capability, Citrix unveiled the ShareFile StorageZones technology that enables to choose optimal locations for storing corporate data – either in the public cloud, or on-premise. The company is also plugging ShareFile into its Citrix Receiver software client.
On the applications front, Citrix announced a RemotePC option as part of the FlexCast delivery technology in its Citrix XenDesktop product line. By using the new RemotePC capability, XenDesktop customers will be able to turn existing office PCs into distributed VDI hubs without setting up additional servers and storage in the datacenter. The company also announced Citrix CloudGateway 2, a new update to its unified storefront solution that adds mobile application management capabilities, including full support for native HTML5, iOS and Android apps.
Citrix Receiver, a universal software client, is the centrepiece of Citrix’s strategy on devices. With the acquisition of Virtual Computer, a provider of enterprise-scale management solutions for Xen-based client hypervisors, the company will combine the Virtual Computer technology with XenClient to create the new Citrix XenClient Enterprise edition.
Citrix also unveiled the first wave of devices featuring the new HDX SoC technology.