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Citrix partners with Cloud4C, with eye on improving virtual desktop infrastructure

20 Jan 2021

Citrix and Cloud4C have today announced their partnership, a move that will enable enterprises to deploy Citrix’s Virtual Apps and Desktops service to devices across the workforce.

The collaboration aims to improve workplace productivity and performance, and prioritise efficiency and security, the companies say. Cloud4C’s expertise in virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solutions will complement the efforts of Citrix experts who simplify implementation, reduce deployment time, and help in leveraging the full benefits of virtualised desktops.

In a statement, Cloud4C says providing security for remote work is the ‘core value proposition’ of the VDI solution, which has become ever more relevant as the COVID-19 pandemic makes its presence felt throughout the world.

“We are happy to collaborate with Citrix to offer a hybrid Citrix VDI solutions which help enterprises with high-definition consistent VDI experience on any device,” says Cloud4C founder and CEO Sridhar Pinnapureddy.

“At Cloud4C, we are equipped with multiple certified resources for Citrix, Windows, Security, and public cloud platforms.”

As part of the partnership, Cloud4C will take end to end ownership, overseeing the implementation, licensing, infrastructure and end-to-end managed services facets of the business. 

This collaboration will also provide other services to enterprises, such as quick provisioning of desktops based on the requirement, easy connect over the internet or via MPLS link, Hosted Shared Delivery or VDI mode of Virtual Desktop and Integration with existing Active Directory/New AD. 

Apart from these services, the customers can leverage single window managed service and easy integration with other cloud services like Office 365.

“The pandemic has highlighted the importance of solutions to enable people to work from home and keep business-critical services going,” says Citrix area vice president for the Indian Subcontinent Ravindra Kelkar.

“Now more than ever, it is crucial to support businesses and their distributed workforce to get work done efficiently, unlocking their full potential, without putting their employees nor security requirements on risk.”

The partnership between Citrix and Cloud4C follows Citrix’s expansion of its partnership with Microsoft last year, in an effort to help organisations to embrace more flexible working models amid pandemic.

Under the terms of the deal, Microsoft selected Citrix Workspace as a preferred digital workspace solution, and Citrix selected Microsoft Azure as a preferred cloud platform to move existing on-premises Citrix customers to Microsoft Azure and enable people to work anywhere across devices.

Both Citrix and Microsoft maintained their long-standing policies of supporting choice for those customers who request alternatives to meet their business requirements.