Today, in support of the Citrix Workspace Cloud (CWC) launch, AppSense, the global leader of user environment management (UEM) solutions for the secure endpoint, released an Installation blueprint for DesktopNow on the community section of the Citrix Workspace Cloud (CWC) Lifecycle Management catalogue. Using the AppSense blueprint, a complete AppSense DesktopNow installation can be provisioned in just five clicks and two passwords from anywhere.
“AppSense has a long history of supporting Citrix, from the latest releases of XenDesktop and XenApp, to now publishing a blueprint in the Lifecycle Management catalogue of Citrix Workspace Cloud,” said Matt Lull, senior director, Strategic Alliances, Citrix. “Their commitment and the quality of their integration gives our mutual customers the assurance that AppSense and Citrix together deliver solutions that ensure people can work productively and securely.”
With more than 3,500 customers worldwide and more than 8 million desktops under management, AppSense has become the clear enterprise market share leader of user experience management and endpoint security solutions. The best practises offered in the AppSense Installation Blueprint are an accumulated result of years of experience in DesktopNow installation and configuration productivity.
“This is the biggest single announcement from Citrix we’ve seen in several years; CWC will move the VDI market forward, making implementations significantly easier, faster, and less costly. AppSense is delighted to support this innovation,” said Jed Ayres, Senior Vice President of Marketing. “As a result IT will have more time to focus on strategic programmes that support end user productivity without having to worry about the underlying infrastructure. Since AppSense and Citrix can now get your VDI and application virtualization projects to fruition sooner, IT will be an enabler.”
The AppSense blueprint enables swift provisioning of a complete AppSense DesktopNow installation to a local on-premises vSphere or hosted Azure infrastructure. Using DesktopNow together with Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop, organisations can accelerate any of these projects with minimal disruption to end user productivity:
- Endpoint Protection & Security
- Windows Migration (physical and/or virtual)
- Desktop Software Licencing
- Hardware refresh
- Desktop transformation e.g. VDI implementation
To find out more information and access the AppSense Installation blueprint in the Lifecycle Management catalogue, visit: http://www.citrix.com/products/citrix-lifecycle-management/overview.html.
Citrix and AppSense joint partners comments:
“Watching the market and playing an integral role in Citrix Workspace Cloud (CWC) and Lifecycle Management (CLM) development over the last year has been quite impactful. To put it simply, Workspace Cloud and Lifecycle Management are the biggest innovations for Citrix in the last five years! The automation and service blueprint capability that CLM brings to market are truly powerful for organisations operating at cloud scale to harness the associated complexity. With AppSense DesktopNow service blueprints for CLM, customers are now going to benefit from integration and operational simplicity across on-premises and cloud resources! Using these solutions, Entisys is poised to enable our customers to experience greater value from the combined Citrix and AppSense solutions, truly a better together story. Quicker, better, faster, and with greater operational simplicity!” said Dane Young, Virtualization Practise Manager and Citrix Technology Professional, Entisys Solutions, Inc.
“We’re delighted to see Citrix and AppSense working together to speed the delivery of solutions to our mutual customers. The AppSense DesktopNow blueprint will enable us to help our customers to deliver VDI and Application virtualization solutions to the business faster and with best practises incorporated,” Michael Hogan, President Hogan Consulting Group.
“As member of the Citrix Workspace Cloud spearhead, Kelway are very pleased to see partners like AppSense publishing blueprints for Lifecycle Management. The integration gives our mutual customers the assurance that AppSense and Citrix together deliver solutions that ensure people can work productively and securely. Citrix Workplace Cloud with an AppSense blueprint enables Kelway to offer our mutual customers faster access to the core building blocks for a successful VDI or Application Virtualization solution. This means we can deliver value to customers faster and more effectively, and help speed time to market,” Andy Osborne, Solutions Architect, Kelway, a CDW Company.
AppSense is the leading provider of UEM solutions for the secure endpoint. AppSense user virtualization technology allows IT to secure and simplify workspace control at scale across physical, virtual, and cloud-delivered desktops. AppSense Solutions have been deployed by over 3,500 enterprises worldwide to over 8 million endpoints. The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA with offices around the world.