Hiya CloudReady Fans!
We’re back with another blog post to tell you about an awesome partnership we’ve established.
CloudReady, meet your long-lost cousin (on your father’s side), Citrix Ready!
Before jumping into what this means, let’s hit pause for a second and talk about what Citrix is.
What is this Citrix business anyway?
Citrix is the company behind an industry-leading virtualization product, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops (formerly known as XenApp and XenDesktop). Virtual Apps and Desktops allows organizations to securely and conveniently use Windows or Linux applications/desktops, running on a remote cloud or on-premises data center resources, and delivered to any end user device, ranging from mobile phone to CloudReady device to Chromebook to Windows PC.
More information here.
What is the Citrix Ready Program?
As defined by Citrix, “Citrix Ready is a partner program that showcases verified partner products trusted to enhance Citrix solutions for mobility, virtualization, networking and cloud platforms. The Citrix Ready designation is awarded to third-party partners that have successfully met test criteria set by Citrix, and gives customers added confidence in the compatibility of the joint solution offering.”
While CloudReady and Citrix have always worked well together, this partnership takes it one step further, providing additional elements of value to our customers and our product.
So really, why is this partnership important to CloudReady and our customers?
It’s not official until it’s on Facebook the Citrix Ready Marketplace.
CloudReady is now officially defined as a supported operating system in Citrix’s Chrome Devices ecosystem, so that organizations can confidently adopt CloudReady without replacing their hardware or tools.
Can you hear me now?
This partnership has deepened the channel of communication between Neverware and Citrix Product & Support teams, allowing Neverware to be both a strong resource of knowledge and a voice for our customers that are either using or considering using Citrix products.
Into the future, and beyond!
Citrix Ready certification doesn’t only mean mutual product compatibility at this point in time. It also means that all future improvements Neverware & Citrix make to their products will be supported and complimentary.
Why would I want to use Citrix on CloudReady?
Many organizations see the value of CloudReady’s secure, manageable and easy-to-use platform, but dependencies on old or familiar Windows applications stop them from changing their endpoint OS. Things like Andrew from finance’s killer Microsoft Excel macros or Michelle from accounting’s full-version of Quickbooks are the reasons that organizations feel the need to remain on old/legacy platforms.
There’s a solution!
Virtualization tools like Citrix can deliver these applications seamlessly to your CloudReady devices, allowing your users to experience all the great things that come with CloudReady without sacrificing any business-critical functionality. Users and teams that are ready to move to a full cloud experience can do so, while users who still rely on legacy applications can continue to use them via CloudReady and Citrix’s highly secure and manageable environment. The combination of Windows applications running in Citrix’s seamless window mode, with CloudReady’s local, multimedia-rich browsing and web application experience, is sure to change the way you think about end user computing.
Our Product Team is working hard to further improve the experience of Windows apps on CloudReady. Want to help us mold the next-generation of end user computing?
How did we achieve Citrix Ready certification?
The CloudReady operating system was run through an exhaustive list of test criteria that validate the robust Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktops features, specifically on CloudReady devices. Things like graphics performance, multi-monitor support, & peripheral support are all tested to ensure a high standard of functionality across the entire CloudReady operating system.
We can all now sleep soundly at night, assured that we’ve done the testing, research and due diligence to ensure enterprise-ready compatibility with Citrix technology and CloudReady.
Using Citrix on CloudReady or Chrome OS already? We’d love to hear from you! Reach out here.