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Citrix and Google Cloud team up to deliver future of hybrid work

By Shannon Williams, Wed 13 Oct 2021

Citrix Systems and Google Cloud have announced they are expanding their strategic partnership to deliver the future of hybrid work for enterprise customers. 

The companies announced a new collaboration that will include Citrix launching a new Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) offering on Google Cloud. The service will leverage Citrix’s management plane and market-leading HDX protocol to enable seamless delivery of virtualised applications and desktops on Google Cloud.

The expanded partnership is designed to empower distributed and hybrid workers to securely access the tools and information they need to engage and be productive, wherever they happen to be.

“Enterprises are no longer struggling with whether they should embrace remote work, but how quickly and efficiently they can do it,” says Tim Minahan, executive vice president of Business Strategy, Citrix. 

“Through this partnership with Google Cloud, we will help customers accelerate and embrace hybrid work models with new virtual desktop services on Google Cloud’s global and secure network.”

Under the terms of an expanded agreement, Citrix will become a preferred and strategic virtual desktop service partner of Google Cloud, and  Google will become a preferred and strategic cloud partner for Citrix

Citrix will build a foundation of their cloud services on Google Cloud, starting with a Citrix purpose-built management plane that will enable cloud hosted desktops to stream any application on any end point device.

“For teams to thrive in a distributed environment they need easy, fast, and secure access to applications and workspaces from virtually anywhere,” says Kevin Ichhpurani, corporate vice president, Global Ecosystem at Google Cloud. 

“We’re excited to partner with Citrix to help organisations support remote work in the long-term, with low-latency and trusted access to desktops and applications across all types of devices, endpoints, and work environments," he says.

This announcement builds upon years of close collaboration between Citrix and Google Cloud. 

And customers like Telecom Italia are ready to capitalise on it.

Telecom Italia (TIM) is always keen to identify the most advanced solutions available on the market to further improve its services. 

"It is clear that Google Cloud and Citrix each know how to leverage the others' technology,” says Mauro Maccagnani, head of digital enterprise solutions at Telecom Italia. 

“Citrix technology is effectively plug-and-play on Google Cloud, and you can set it up very easily," he says.

Citrix builds secure, unified digital workspace technology designed to help organisations unlock human potential and deliver a consistent workspace experience wherever work needs to get done. 

With Citrix, users get a seamless work experience and IT has a unified platform to secure, manage, and monitor diverse technologies in complex cloud environments.

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