Cloud Software Group and Microsoft Sign Cloud/GenAI Partnership

Published On: April 21, 2024Categories: Buzz

Cloud Software Group, and Microsoft announced an eight-year strategic partnership intended to strengthen the go-to-market collaboration for the Citrix virtual application and desktop platform and support the development of new cloud and AI solutions with an integrated product roadmap. Additionally, Cloud Software Group will make a $1.65 billion commitment to the Microsoft cloud and its generative AI capabilities.

Under the partnership, Citrix is the preferred Microsoft Global Azure Partner solution for Enterprise Desktop as a Service when collaborating with joint Azure customers. The companies will jointly offer tailored solutions and support in an effort to accelerate customers’ cloud journeys. Additionally, Citrix will leverage Microsoft Azure as its preferred cloud solution.

“As organizations embrace flexible work models, the need to empower employees with secure, innovative solutions for enhanced productivity becomes imperative,” said Sridhar Mullapudi, General Manager at Citrix. “The partnership between Citrix and Microsoft epitomizes the ‘Better Together’ relationship, combining both companies’ strengths to deliver unmatched value and innovation to our customers.”

“The simplification of our new Universal and Cloud Platform licensing, which brings together all of our capabilities, including NetScaler, will make our joint solutions with Microsoft much easier for customers to consume and deploy,” said Hector Lima, Chief Revenue Officer at Citrix.

In addition, Cloud Software Group’s engineering organizations are deploying GitHub Copilot to all their engineers with the goal of increasing developer productivity. Also, Spotfire, a Cloud Software Group business unit, recently announced a new Spotfire Copilot extension built on Microsoft Azure OpenAI service.

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The two companies and their partners intend to bring joint cloud solutions and Generative AI to a much higher volume of customers.

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