April 12, 2011 // By: Heather McIlvaine
Increased worker productivity and reduced overall computing costs – Citrix products and solutions are capable of delivering incredible benefits to enterprises. Since opening its doors back in 1989, Citrix, an SAP partner, has been one of the leaders in the business of virtualization.
Admittedly, desktop virtualization is hardly breaking news; the concept has been around since the 1960s. But in recent years, Citrix and SAP have been using virtualization technology to extend the value of SAP applications to more users at any location and on any device.
SAP.info spoke with Roland Wartenberg, Director of Strategic Alliances at Citrix, Chris Fleck, Vice President, Community & Solutions Development at Citrix, and Simon Crosby, CTO, Datacenter and Cloud Division at Citrix, to get the latest information on the projects Citrix is working on with SAP. They highlight Citrix XenServer, Citrix Receiver, and Citrix OpenCloud.
SAP.info: What are the latest projects SAP and Citrix have been working on?
Roland Wartenberg: Just last November, SAP announced support for Citrix XenServer, and that was huge for Citrix. We worked with SAP for almost two years to make sure that XenServer supports SAP applications and dashboards in the back end. In March of this year, SAP completed its testing of XenApp 6.0 and released a support statement.
Citrix Receiver has been available for just under a year, so customers already are able to run front end components, like SAP Business Suite, on any kind of new mobile device. Right now, Citrix Receiver is the top business app in the Apple App Store.
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