LAS VEGAS -- Today at Citrix iForum, the worlds largest application delivery conference, Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CTXS) unveiled its end-to-end virtualization technology strategy, including the introduction of two new product lines. This announcement comes on the heels of its recently completed acquisition of XenSource, Inc., a privately held leader in enterprise-grade virtual infrastructure solutions (see today's separate press release on the company's close of the XenSource acquisition). The acquisition positions Citrix a longtime leader in application virtualization as the only company to offer a comprehensive application delivery infrastructure that leverages server, application and desktop virtualization to make the entire IT infrastructure far more flexible and dynamic.
Citrix is now positioned to be a key provider of server, desktop and application virtualization technologies, a market which IDC expects to be worth in excess of $3.4 billion by 2011, said John Humphreys, program vice president, IDC. Citrixs new end-to-end virtualization offerings augments the companys application delivery strategy and represents the foundational components of the future application delivery environment.
End-to-End Virtualization: From the Datacenter to the Desktop
Virtualization has become one of the most talked-about technologies in recent years because it breaks the hard-coded link between hardware and software, allowing individual computing components to be dynamically combined and reassembled for maximum efficiency and agility. Citrix has long been the leading provider of virtualization technologies at the user tier of computing with products that deliver mission-critical applications to end users with the best performance, security and cost savings. The XenSource acquisition allows Citrix to extend its use of virtualization into the logic and data tier of applications, improving overall customer value and enhancing its position as the market leader in end-to-end application delivery infrastructure.
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