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Cisco and Citrix Partnership will shine at Citrix Synergy 2014

April 28, 2014
at 6:30 am PST

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In case you didn’t notice , the partnership between Citrix and Cisco has been growing nicely over the part 2 years in many areas .
Amongst numerous areas of collaboration here are some common solutions that will be highlighted at the coming conference Citrix Synergy

  • Cisco Enterprise Mobility solution for business to employee with Citrix XenMobile
  • Cisco Desktop Virtualization with Citrix Xen Desktop 7.1 on Cisco UCS
  • Cisco DaaS with Citrix (CloudPlatform or UCS director on UCS)
  • Cisco’s Citrix NetScaler 1000V  (vPath and RISE)
  • Cisco ACI strategy and how Citrix integrates OpFlex.

The last bullets point, especially the endorsement by Citrix of RISE ,  the new protocol for Nexus 7000  have been amply covered over the past weeks  in blogs from Gary Kinghorn  as well as video – You will find links at the bottom of this blogs. But check also Citrix page on Netscaler 1000V.

Citrix was  one of the close partner present  when we announced  last month at Interop  OpFlex, a new open standards- based protocol (OpFlex)  for Application Centric Infrastructure  (ACI) .In this video, Sunil Potti, Citrix VP & GM Netscaler,  explained why Citrix is standing shoulder to shoulder with Cisco on this topic.

Cisco and Citrix have been also working diligently to offer the best solutions in terms of mobility . You may want to check this blog from Jonathan Gilad on Cisco strategy and solutions around mobile workplace . Check his recent blog Beyond BYOD to Workspace mobility 

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Desktop virtualization which combines technology such as Citrix Xen Desktop  running on unified Computing or converged platforms such as Flexpod from NetApp or VBlock from VCE  is another fast growing collaboration area.
Tony Paikeday our favorite VDI blogger will cover in subsequent blogs this specific aspect of our collaboration. Meanwhile check his last blog  Citrix Xen Desktop 7.1 with Flexpod Data Center -Cisco validated Design 

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If you plan to be in Los Angeles , I encourage you to stop on our booth( #204,) and attend some of our demos (see list of demos here)
We plan also to have a list of quick presentations (15mn) in our booth theater. Check the schedule when you stop at the booth

Finally here is a list of speaking sessions that we recommend you to attend

Cisco at Citrix Synergy May 2014 
We hope to see you in 10 days at the Anaheim convention center . Meanwhile please follow us  on Twitter @ciscodc and #ciscocitrix
Additional Resources 
Cisco at Citrix synergy External Website 
Nexus 7000 RISE and Citrix Netscale -- interview of Joe Peck , Citrix Product manager 
Benefits of Netscaler Integration with Nexus 7000 RISE -- Interview with Steve Shah , Senior director Product Management 

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