Citrix Announces Industry Support For Dynamic Desktop Initiative (DDI)
ORLANDO, Fla.–In conjunction with its launch of the Dynamic Desktop Initiative (DDI), Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS), today announced broad industry support for its plan to deliver and maintain a best desktop computing experience for employees working in branch, back and front offices.
“Our AMD Virtualization TM technology provides an ideal hardware-based technology for running many virtualized operating systems in the data center,” said Terri Hall, vice president, Software Alliances and Solutions. “Citrix’s Dynamic Desktop Initiative with the Desktop Broker feature is an advancement that will make accessing those
“We are delighted to be a part of this exciting initiative from Citrix,” stated Charles Sharland, CEO AppSense. “As a Citrix eco-system partner, we look forward to working with our mutual customers on extending the value of the Citrix platform to the desktop. AppSense’s expertise in robust application control, security and performance management enables us to make a significant contribution to the Dynamic Desktop Initiative.”
“As a longstanding Citrix partner, Dell supports the Dynamic Desktop Initiative,” stated Judy Chavis, Director, Business Development & Global Alliances. “Dell PowerEdge servers deliver value and cost savings to Citrix customers. We are committed to providing dedicated resources to help customers who are looking to update, improve or consolidate their desktop deployments with Citrix Desktop Broker.”
“We pride ourselves on the high level of mobility and enterprise security we are able to deliver to our customers,” stated Joe Makoid, President, Devon IT. “With Citrix Desktop Broker and the Dynamic Desktop Initiative, our SafeBook customers will enjoy even more productivity and better security for their virtual desktops & applications.”
“It is very exciting times to be a member of the Citrix Global Alliance Partner program and being part of the Dynamic Desktop Initiative,” stated Quote from Stephan Glathe, CTO, enteo Software. “We see the initiative as a major step towards bringing a flexible, yet cost effective desktop to millions of users. Enteo software and configuration automation capabilities will enable agile management of the next generation virtualized environments.”
“As the world’s fastest growing major thin client vendor and a leader in blade PC and server based computing, HP delivers a wide variety of trusted, proven technologies that enhance the data security and reliability of the desktop experience,” said Jeff Groudan, vice president of business PC marketing, HP. “Customers that choose the new Citrix Desktop Broker combined with HP Thin Clients can be confident they will be deploying a simple, secure and flexible solution from industry leaders in remote computing.”
“As the market share leader for Citrix Presentation Server, HP is excited by Citrix’s move to enhance their capabilities around desktop virtualization,” said Rick Becker, vice president and general manager, BladeSystem Division and Velocity Software, HP. “The Dynamic Desktop Initiative strongly complements our strategy to help customers reduce costs while enhancing their ability to adapt to change. HP is uniquely positioned to complement Citrix’s products and deliver a desktop virtualization solution utilizing HP’s industry-leading ProLiant servers and BladeSystem server blades that have been Citrix qualified.”
“IBM is creating Next Generation Client Solutions, and by partnering with industry leaders like Citrix, we can deliver desktop functionality from our highly secure and reliable System x and BladeCenter servers,” said Jim Northington, vice president, IBM High Performance System x Solutions.
“Neoware is excited to participate with Citrix in the new Dynamic Desktop Initiative,” stated Matt Wrabley, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Neoware. “By moving computing back into the datacenter and deploying Neoware thin client software and devices, Citrix’s Dynamic Desktop Initiative enables IT Managers to deliver the robust software applications users require, while retaining the security and manageability once associated with legacy mainframe environments. In addition, by managing the user connections with Desktop Broker, you extend all of the session management value we’ve come to expect from Presentation Server into the virtual environment.”
“VMware, the global leader in virtualization software for industry standard servers and desktops, and a solution-level member of the Citrix Global Alliance Program, is excited to work with Citrix in the delivery of desktop virtualization solutions,” said Raghu Raghuram, vice president, product and solutions marketing, VMware. “Citrix Desktop Broker, the first Citrix product specifically designed for VMware’s Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), makes server hosted desktops on VMware Infrastructure even more compelling for customers.”
“Our Itona Thin Clients TC45xx and TC46xx have been exclusively designed for Citrix environments,” stated Frank Noon, VP Worldwide Sales at VXL. “Citrix Desktop Broker, the first phase in the Dynamic Desktop Initiative, will enable our customers to enjoy better access to a complete range of web and desktop applications from their virtual desktops.”
“As the global leader in thin computing, and a Solution-level member of the Citrix Global Alliance Program, Wyse works closely with Citrix in the delivery of complete desktop virtualization solutions,” said John Kish, president and CEO, Wyse Technology. “The benefits that a thin computing environment provides – security and management – are a compliment to the Citrix Dynamic Desktop Initiative. Citrix is the undisputed volume leader in desktop virtualization and Citrix Desktop Broker gives more flexibility to our common customers to deploy a thin computing environment using either published desktops in Presentation Server and Windows XP based desktops using Desktop Broker.”
“XenSource is pleased to support the Citrix’s Dynamic Desktop Initiative. XenSource leads in x86 XenTM server virtualization for Windows, and now joins with Dynamic Desktop Initiative to extend the power of XenTM virtualization to the Windows desktop environment,“ said Frank Artale, vice president of business development at XenSource.