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Reference Architecture Released: Citrix Service Provider on Microsoft Cloud OS

By Kurt Moody   Citrix Service Provider Reference Architecture Kicks off version 4 series of architectural documents for Citrix Service Providers We are excited to announce the first in a wave of new architectural documents for Citrix Service Provider partners, the “Citrix Service Provider Reference Architecture on Microsoft Cloud OS.” This fourth version of the Citrix Service Provider Reference Architecture provides detailed guidance on the particulars of implementing Citrix technologies for Desktops-as-a-Service on Microsoft Cloud OS, plus also communicates many of the high level architectural concepts that can be (and have been) applied in Citrix CloudPlatform based environments. With the exciting innovations...
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Building a DaaS Industry Focus: Citrix Summit Panel on Marketing, Margins, and Maturity

By Ken Oestreich This past January marked the 2nd year that Citrix Summit devoted an entire track to Citrix Service Providers – and the 2nd year I hosted a panel explaining why Managed Service Providers of hosted workspaces tend to succeed the more they differentiate and focus. Service providers may debate that taking a vertical approach seems counterintuitive – given that many business owners shudder to think they would consciously turn-away business if it did not fit a narrow model.  But our panel’s point was simple: with narrower focus often comes higher margins, more effective sales/marketing, and more repetitive business. My Session’s Thesis Focused on the Following...
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5 Awesome Examples of Business-Ready DaaS

By Ken Oestreich The term “DaaS” is often synonymous with a “raw desktop in the sky”. But that’s a only like getting a new laptop… just an OS and maybe some antivirus. The rest of the set-up and customization is up to you. Meh. What lines-of-business really want are “business-ready desktops“, customized, optimized and supported for a company’s industry and specific use cases. In the past I’ve personally blogged about the value providers reap when creating offers targeting specific markets. As the run-up to Citrix Synergy 2014 flashes by, I’ve had the privilege to work with some Citrix Service Providers who...
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Desktops-as-a-Service is About the Experience, Not Just the Technology

By Penny Gralewski   Successfully selling Desktops-as-a-Service isn’t about speeds and feeds, it’s about experience. End users want to access business-ready desktops on any device. The business buyer wants to learn how Desktops-as-a-Service can make their day-to-day business more efficient, flexible and secure. What distinguishes Citrix—and Citrix Service Providers – from other players in the market is the understanding that it’s more than technology features that make a service provider successful. In the “experience economy,” buyers purchase an experience, not just a product. Research and industry presentations have brought this topic to the forefront.  Today’s experience economy is re-inventing business based on...
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