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Santa Clara, Calif. -- Citrix today announced the CloudBridge CSX solution, powered by the new CloudBridge 2000WS appliance, which combines application acceleration and management with seamless cloud connectivity to deliver a superior user experience.

The new CloudBridge appliance helps consolidate the number of physical servers needed at the branch location by combining full wide area network (WAN) Optimization capabilities with a new, pre-configured Windows Server.

Citrix is also announcing today the CloudBridge CSX Solution which further extends the benefits of this new product by combining the new CloudBridge appliance along with applications provided by three partners – Qumu, Talon and Cortado. These three partner applications are verified to work with the new CloudBridge appliance to offer the most critical services needed at the branch – video distribution and streaming, multi-site file collaboration, and localized print services. With these applications now available on the new CloudBridge CSX solution, enterprise IT can deliver essential branch services with an appliance that supports validated applications from trusted Citrix partners.

IT managers are increasingly adopting cloud-based architectures and leveraging third-party providers to lower costs and achieve unlimited scalability. One of the challenges in doing so is upholding the application experience for branch office employees while containing infrastructure costs. IT managers typically retain servers at the branch to ensure that specific services are still delivered locally. The combination of this new CloudBridge CSX Solution with partner add-ons eliminates the need to maintain additional servers at the branch, making it a significant cost savings proposition for enterprise IT.

Unlike its competitors that only offer WAN optimization solutions to address tactical issues of high-cost connectivity, CloudBridge addresses application delivery and the needs of branches that are migrating to the cloud. And for organizations that need to run branch applications, CloudBridge now offers up to two virtualized Microsoft Windows Server instances to run these critical applications.

The partnerships with Qumu, Talon and Cortado announced today exemplify the types of relationships that will give customers simple solutions at the branch by addressing a number of applications from delivering high-quality enterprise video content, fast and multi-site file collaboration, and large-scale printing for Citrix XenDesktop. As the ecosystem grows, additional capabilities enabling applications to move to the cloud will be added to the program.

To help customers accelerate deployment of Citrix CloudBridge solutions, Citrix is announcing new Citrix Ready validations. The new “Citrix Ready CSX for CloudBridge” designation indicates a tested and validated integration with CloudBridge. This new Citrix Ready category explicitly indicates compatibility with the CloudBridge solution and minimizes risk for joint customers when deploying partner solutions with CloudBridge. Qumu, Talon and Cortado are the first partners to be “Citrix Ready CSX for CloudBridge” verified.

  • Qumu – The Qumu Video Control Center, a unified video and webcasting platform enables enterprises to exercise complete control over video content while enabling consumption over any device. The VideoNet Edge component of the Qumu solution, verified as Citrix Ready, enables management of a video delivery service over a WAN efficiently, while cutting IT infrastructure cost.

  • Talon – Talon’s RemoteFAST™ provides Microsoft File Aware application acceleration and storage caching solutions for branch office infrastructure. RemoteFAST, which is verified as Citrix Ready, enables full-scale branch office consolidation and eliminates performance bottlenecks with large files. RemoteFAST provides branch offices with scalable and reliable application performance along with business collaboration across distributed workforce environments along with network and application performance, visibility and real-time traffic monitoring.

  • Cortado – Cortado’s ThinPrint solution provides professional print management for Citrix XenDesktop environments. The ThinPrint Connected Gateway, which is verified as Citrix Ready, enables high performance branch printing while reducing the overall cost of the printing infrastructure.

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