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Citrix and HPE heat up at Citrix Synergy and HPE Discover


By Monica Desai. This blog post was co-authored by Jeff Carlat, Sr. Director of Global Strategic Alliances at Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

As the weather heats up, so are the marquee customer events for the Citrix HPE alliance. We are just off the heels of Citrix Synergy 2019 and our partnership is further accelerating this week at HPE Discover 2019.

Citrix and HPE Pointnext Innovations at Synergy

Customers increasingly want work environments that are simple, economical, and secure, and Citrix Synergy 2019 delivered. There, we showcased the HPE Greenlake Lighthouse program with Citrix and got overwhelmingly positive feedback on this innovative hybrid-cloud consumption-based approach to delivering Citrix Workspace that addresses everyday pain points our customers are looking to solve.

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So you may be asking, what made the solution so attractive? Not only are we offering turnkey, one-of-a-kind, consumption-based Citrix Workspace solution, we’re delivering:

  • Cost Optimization: Wherever you are in your cloud journey, the solution delivers the economics of public cloud in an on-premises instance. Because it’s delivered in a consumption model, you only pay for what you use – per user, per month – and you can burst capacity up and down, all from your on-premises data center.
  • Simplicity: HPE Pointnext removes the headaches that often surround lifecycle management as it manages the entire stack of hardware, software, and services, freeing you from the cost and complexity of mundane tasks like deployment, capacity planning, and patching updates. This enables your staff to focus more on customer experience and innovation.
  • Security: Rest assured, security is a top priority for HPE and Citrix. You can keep applications that require the highest levels of compliance and control on-premises and still get the benefit of paying only for what you use. You retain full control of the crucial Citrix desktop and application environment while HPE ensures that the platform is available, performant, and secure in your data center.

Learn more about the HPE VDI Greenlake offering with Citrix Cloud in Synergy blogs by Sridhar Mullapudi, SVP, Product Management at Citrix and Saadat Malik, VP, IOT and Intelligent Edge Services at HPE.

Also, watch Steve Blacklock, VP, Citrix Global Strategic Alliances and Saadat Malik further discuss our longstanding partnership while at Synergy and Greenlake offer in more detail here.

HPE SimpliVity Automation, Hybrid-Cloud Workspace Solutions and More!

In addition to the HPE Greenlake VDI solution, we showcased other innovative Citrix HPE joint solutions at Synergy, including our HPE Simplivity automation for Citrix Cloud workspace appliance. This hyperconverged solution, built on HPE SimpliVity, integrates everything you need to quickly and cost effectively virtualize your desktop environments and centralize management into an HCI appliance with an automated connection to Citrix Cloud. You can deploy scalable, secure, fully integrated hybrid cloud virtualized desktop environments in hours, not days.

Watch Phil Sailor, HPE Director, Software Defined and Cloud Group, talk about HPE SimpliVity automation for Citrix Cloud while at Synergy, here.

Synergy attendees were also excited about our next-gen set of hybrid-cloud workspace solutions for the edge like the HPE Edgeline EL4000 Engineering Workstation with Citrix Citrix Cloud. This innovative workstation, based on HPE Moonshot, delivers high bandwidth, low latency, and high performance (3D graphics etc.) in a slim form factor to enhance secure collaboration between engineering teams and to enable IoT and Industry 4.0 app and product development.

We would be remiss if we didn’t mention the exciting personal appearance in the booth by the IT monster from HPE’s “Tame the IT monster” campaign.

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Learn More at HPE Discover

At HPE Discover, we are delivering several great breakout sessions highlighting our joint hybrid-cloud solutions with HPE SimpliVity and Citrix Cloud, as well as our as-a-services offerings with HPE Pointnext.

Hybrid cloud on your terms with HPE SimpliVity and Citrix
Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Speakers: Prashanto Kochavara, Product Manager, HPE, and Allen Furmanski, Solutions Architect, Citrix Systems

Scale-as-you-grow hybrid-cloud solutions with HPE Greenlake VDI Lighthouse and Citrix

Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Speaker: Allen Furmanski, Solutions Architect, Citrix Systems, and Mark Wayt, Worldwide Client Platforms Architect, HPE Pointnext

If you’re attending HPE Discover, we hope you’ll take the time to check out one of our breakout sessions and meet with our subject matter experts. We’d love to help you explore how the hybrid cloud workspace solutions we’re developing with HPE can help you reduce cost and improve time-to-value.

And if you’d like to schedule an appointment to meet at HPE Discover or if you aren’t attending Discover but want to learn more about how Citrix and HPE are innovating to deliver the future of work, contact your Citrix or HPE sales representative or alliance leaders Monica Desai and Jeff Carlat.

Citrix Named HPE Technology Partner of the Year

Finally, we are excited to share that Citrix has been awarded the HPE  2019 Technology Partner of the Year award for “as a Service” solutions. We were thrilled to receive this award because it reflects Citrix’s and HPE’s continued investment, momentum and collaboration in the areas of advisory and professional services and consumption-based offerings to deliver the future of work.


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