Citrix and Google expand partnership
Alliance aimed at helping businesses to fully embrace secure cloud transformation
Citrix Systems and Google have expanded their existing partnership to facilitate delivery of Citrix environments from Google's cloud infrastructure, and better integrate document collaboration and endpoint products.
The companies said they are working on enabling Citrix partners and customers to use Citrix Cloud, an emerging platform for launching hybrid Citrix environments, allowing deployment of virtualised applications and desktops on the Google Cloud Platform.
Along with these new cloud solutions, Citrix and Google also said new integrations are available between Citrix ShareFile and Google G Suite that enable follow-me-data when using Citrix workspace solutions.
According to the two companies, a new ShareFile plug-in that allows the secure sharing of files via Gmail and a ShareFile connector to Google Drive provides users with one place to find all their documents.
In addition, Citrix NetScaler CPX is available now on Google Cloud and is targeted for availability in the Google Cloud Launcher marketplace by the end of the quarter. Google Cloud's emphasis on containers and the Kubernetes orchestration system will allow the developer community to use NetScaler CPX to easily build and scale secure applications in the cloud.
Nan Boden, head of Global Technology Partners, Google Cloud, said: "Today, we are deepening our successful partnership with Citrix. By adding the ability to manage IT services in Google Cloud Platform from Citrix Cloud service offerings, we and Citrix are providing enterprise customers more options as they make moves to the cloud.
Boden said the collaboration with Citrix will help businesses of all types accelerate their transition to the cloud including the desktop infrastructure and applications that they want to use.
Steve Blacklock, vice president, Global Strategic Alliances at Citrix, said companies of all sizes across all industries around the world have an amazing opportunity to embrace cloud transformation and empower their people to work securely from anywhere using digital workspaces. "Our customers are asking Citrix and Google to work more closely together to deliver innovative solutions from the cloud to help them embrace the future of work," he said.
With Citrix Cloud services integrated with Google Cloud, Google customers will have the ability to easily add virtual apps and desktops that run on Google Cloud and use them alongside the G Suite productivity suite.