Citrix and Google Cloud announced that they have expanded their strategic partnership to provide enterprise organizations with the tools needed to support hybrid work.
As part of their partnership, Citrix will launch a new Desktop-as-Service (DaaS) offering on Google Cloud, which will leverage the management plan and HDX protocol to enable seamless delivery of virtualized applications and desktops on the cloud computing service. of the search giant.
This expanded collaboration provides a dispersed workforce and hybrid workforce with a secure way to access the tools and information they need to be productive from anywhere.
Tim Minahan, EVP of Business Strategy at Citrix, explained in a press release how this new offering will enable organizations to successfully implement hybrid work models:
“Businesses no longer struggle with whether they should embrace remote working, but with how quickly and efficiently they can do it. 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.”
Citrix’s new DaaS solution on Google Cloud enables organizations to scale and secure their remote workforce without IT responsibility.
With just a few clicks, they can provision and deploy virtual apps and desktops for employees on Google Cloud without having to separately purchase their own Google Cloud subscription or additional IT resources. At the same time, the two companies also plan to co-develop a new, integrated control plane that will make it easier to monitor and make these desktops available to users.
The expanded partnership leverages Google Cloud’s cloud-native services and backbone network using advanced software-defined networking and edge caching services to deliver a fast and consistent experience when using Citrix’s new DaaS.
By using the Citrix Workspace app and Citrix Secure Internet Access with Chrome OS, organizations can ensure that their hybrid and remote employees are protected from Internet threats, both inside and outside Citrix Workspace.