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Cloud Software Group Inc. and Microsoft announce eight-year strategic partnership

Thu 11 Apr 2024

Cloud Software Group Inc. and Microsoft have disclosed an extensive eight-year strategic partnership agreement to deepen collaboration in cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) solutions.

This alliance seeks to enhance the market approach for the Citrix® virtual application and desktop platform while fostering advancements in cloud and AI technologies.

The partnership intends to provide tailored solutions, expert guidance, and support to expedite customers’ cloud journeys, with Citrix utilising Microsoft Azure as its preferred cloud solution.

“As organisations 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 will simplify procurement options through Azure Marketplace, facilitating the evaluation and adoption of Citrix solutions.

“The simplification of our new Universal and Cloud Platform licensing, including NetScaler, will enhance the consumption and deployment of joint solutions with Microsoft,” said Hector Lima, Chief Revenue Officer at Citrix.

Cloud Software Group’s commitment to innovation extends to AI, with engineering teams utilising GitHub Copilot to enhance developer productivity by over 20%. Spotfire, a Cloud Software Group business unit, introduced the Spotfire Copilot™ extension on Microsoft Azure OpenAI service, embedded within Spotfire to expedite data analysis.

“Our strategic partnership with Cloud Software Group enhances the user experience with integrated solutions and go-to-market support for its Citrix business unit,” said Judson Althoff, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Microsoft.

This partnership heralds accelerated productivity and innovation in AI technologies. Cloud Software Group’s transition to Microsoft 365 empowers field teams with top-tier productivity and AI tools, fostering collaborative go-to-market initiatives.

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