An agreement has been concluded between Google Cloud and Citrix which will become its preferred partner in terms of virtual desktop.
Citrix will start building cloud services based on Google Cloud Compute bricks. (Credit: DR)
Citrix will start to benefit from preferential treatment from Google Cloud, the two companies having signed a partnership to provide virtual office as a service (Desktop as a service, DaaS). As part of this global agreement, Citrix will launch a DaaS offering on GCP. Conversely, the latter will become a privileged and strategic partner of the provider of virtualization solutions.
According to its statements, Citrix will create on GCP the foundations on which its cloud services will be based, starting with a specific management plan that will allow workstations hosted in the cloud to deliver any application to any end device. "This partnership will leverage native cloud services and the Google Cloud backbone using advanced SDN networking and edge caching services to deliver the fastest and most efficient experience. most consistent, transactional simplicity anda high performing DaaS virtual office ”, explained Vishal Ganeriwala, vice president of product marketing at Citrix, in a blog post .
Supporting business migration
According to Mr. Ganeriwala, an overview of this management plan will be available in the coming months. "Business migrations to the cloud can be a bit chaotic, but Citrix and Google want to make them as painless as possible and ensure their success with new enabling resources and new technical capabilities," he said. added. "Soon, companies will be able to take advantage of our new migration and deployment guides to take their plans to migrate to Google Cloud with Citrix step by step.
The vendor said it was expanding also the capabilities of its applications and virtual desktops service Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops on Google Cloud, including customer-managed keys for Customer Managed Encryption Keys (CMEK) account encryption, and support for application layers and protected virtual machines, among other things. Citrix recently entered into another technology alliance, this time with Nutanix for cloud deployments and hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI). In addition, Citrix has experienced some changes in its management team, with the promotion of Bob Calderoni, appointed a few days ago CEO and interim president, following the resignation of David J. Henshall.