Citrix launches CloudBridge CSX solution

Enterprise IT vendor Citrix announced the CloudBridge CSX solution, powered by the new CloudBridge 2000WS appliance.

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

The CloudBridge CSX Solution combines the new CloudBridge appliance with applications provided by partners Qumu, Talon and Cortado to offer the most critical services needed at the branch – video distribution and streaming, multi-site file collaboration, and localized print services.

The combination of 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.

Chalan Aras, vice president and general manager, CloudBridge Product Group, Citrix

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.

Chalan Aras, vice president and general manager, CloudBridge Product Group, Citrix, said: “CIOs today are thinking about how to address the transition to the cloud, particularly at branch locations. As enterprise IT tries to become more efficient by moving some non-critical apps at the branch to the cloud there’s a need to address application delivery.”

Citrix also announced new Citrix Ready validations — Citrix Ready CSX for CloudBridge designations. This new Citrix Ready category 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.

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