Citrix Acquires Framehawk for Mobile VDI Delivery

Citrix (CTXS) announced it has acquired Framehawk, which delivers a solution that optimizes the delivery of virtual desktops and applications to mobile devices, will be combined with HDX technology in the Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop products. Leadership and engineering teams from Framehawk will be brought  into the Enterprise and Service Provider division of Citrix.

The integration of the Framehawk solution with HDX technology will further extend the Citrix position in application and desktop virtualization user experience.

“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,” said Sudhakar Ramakrishna, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise and Service Provider. “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.”

Netscaler now Vblock Ready

The company also announced that the Citrix NetScaler platform is Vblock Ready certified, delivering key functionality to VCE Vblock Systems. Citrix, also now a member of the VCE Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program, is working with VCE to give customers the ability to seamlessly incorporate the NetScaler platform into VCE Vblock System deployments.

Powered by Citrix TriScale technology, the NetScaler SDX service delivery platform, can now deliver multi-tenant L4-7 services offering 80:1 ADC consolidation on a single Vblock System. Through its partnerships with Cisco and VCE, Citrix brings additional value to VCE customers in two distinct areas. The NetScaler functionality found in the Citrix NetScaler 1000V platform announced earlier this year and available from Cisco, tightly couples the capabilities of Citrix NetScaler with Cisco’s virtual networking framework to provide superior network service provisioning and performance.

Enterprises adopting private and public cloud require an application-delivery infrastructure that is dynamic, responsive, and inherently service oriented,” said Rohit Mehra, Vice President, Network Infrastructure at IDC. “With the integration of Citrix NetScaler into VCE’s Vblock, customers get a pre-integrated ADC solution that seamlessly delivers cloud-centric elasticity and scalability while dramatically simplifying the deployment process.”

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