May 12, 2015
Today at Citrix Synergy, Citrix unveiled a “build once, deploy anything” infrastructure it said simplifies management and provides device-independent end points.
Modern workspaces, the company said, are no longer confined to a physical location or a specific device, providing the digital tools users need to get their job done from anywhere. As a result, businesses today are under intense pressure to respond to the demand for consumer-like apps and experience, including instant and seamless access to data and services and BYOD programs that let people use the latest devices for work.
“The reality is that the ever-changing consumer marketplace has come to define the technologies that people want to use at work — and rightfully so, since they offer significant enhancements to productivity and efficiency,” said Mark Templeton, president and CEO of Citrix. “We wanted to find a way to help businesses feed the wave of innovation versus having to react to it.
At the conference, the company announced:
* A new cloud services control plane that merges the worlds of on-premise and cloud, allowing IT managers to create secure, mobile workspaces that include desktops, applications and data from whatever infrastructure source best meets their specific needs.
* A workspace that moves with customers across four types of devices, providing a new approach to restricting document sharing based on a file’s contents to enable secure collaboration whenever inspiration strikes.
* A networking vision for a unified system that secures and delivers all applications by scaling and optimizing enterprise hybrid clouds.
* New enterprise mobility management (EMM) technology advancements coupled with integrations and an expanded partner ecosystem, providing stronger security, better user experience and greater flexibility for customers.
According to the new Citrix 2020 Technology Landscape report1, the workplace is undergoing another major shift from a physical workspace to a software-defined workspace where employees have the flexibility to work on any device with anyone, anywhere, anytime.
Further coverage of the conference will appear online and in an upcoming issue of Connections+.