In our latest blog, Why Did Appcore Choose Citrix and CloudStack over OpenStack, we discussed several benefits Citrix offers their partners including programs such as the Citrix Solution Advisor and Citrix Ready program.
Appcore chose to take part in both of these programs to allow our customers to gain the simplicity and flexibility of cloud services while providing the expertise of deploying service provider clouds.
What is a Citrix Solution Advisor?
Citrix Solution Advisors are partners that work side-by-side with service providers and customers to plan, design, implement and maintain Citrix solutions including mobility, desktop virtualization, cloud networking, cloud platforms, collaboration and data sharing.
As a Citrix Solution Advisor, Appcore specializes in building clouds for service providers. We provide technical expertise in design, architecture, integration and implementation of Citrix CloudPlatform environments for service providers and enterprises. Our approach is developed around collaboration in order to tailor your custom solution, enabling your administrators continuous engagement throughout the entire process.
What does it mean for you as a Service Provider?
As a service provider there are many variables to consider when choosing a cloud provider. We know that finding the perfect partner is invaluable. Citrix Solution Advisors demonstrate the highest level of expertise and provides you the tools necessary to win a larger share of the market and surpass your competition. Below are just a few of the advantages passed on to you:
Leveraging the Citrix Product Portfolio
One of the biggest challenges service providers face is creating products and services for their enterprise customers. Partnering with a cloud provider that participates in the program gives you access to the Citrix product portfolio and value-added services. Having access to this portfolio enables you to grow your cloud business by leveraging products and services that your enterprise customers are already using. Products within the Citrix portfolio include:
- Worx Mobile Apps
For a complete list of Citrix Enterprise solutions, click here.
Be the First to Offer the latest Citrix Solutions
Citrix is continuously rolling out new products, services and programs. As a service provider, you will have the option to take part in these programs and to distribute Citrix’s latest offerings.
For example, In January 2014, Citrix announced their latest program, Citrix Ready IaaS Cloud for XenDesktop program, that gives customers confidence that XenDesktop will run on the service providers’ infrastructure. As a Citrix Solutions Advisor, Appcore is helping service providers verify their infrastructure. To learn more about this program, check out Citrix latest blog post, Lighting up XenApp/XenDesktop 7.6 on Clouds Across the Globe.
These are just a few examples of how the Citrix Solution Advisor program is beneficial to you as a service provider. Appcore’s goal is to provide our customers with the necessary tools to be successful in the cloud landscape.
If you are interested in finding a partner in the program, you can view a list of participants by clicking here.
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