Citrix and Google Cloud have announced an expansion of their strategic partnership, which will include Citrix launching a new Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) offering.
The new service will leverage Citrix’s management plane and HDX protocol to enable seamless delivery of virtualised applications and desktops on Google Cloud. In a statement announcing the new collaboration, Citrix said that the service will aim to deliver the ‘future of hybrid work’, empowering distributed workers to securely access the tools and information they need to engage and be productive.
“Enterprises are no longer struggling with whether they should embrace remote work, but how quickly and efficiently they can do it,” said Tim Minahan, executive VP of business strategy at 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 the 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 its cloud services on Google Cloud, starting with a purpose-built management plane enabling 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,” commented Kevin Ichhpurani, corporate VP, 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.”