BANGALORE, India, March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Microland Limited, India's leading IT Infrastructure, Virtualization and Cloud Infrastructure Lifecycle Services Provider, and Citrix, the undisputed leader in desktop virtualization, announced a partnership to offer large and medium enterprises comprehensive Desktop Virtualization Services spanning business value assessment, design, deployment and management. The services offered are based on Citrix's unique Flexcast delivery technology that enables virtual desktops specifically tailored to meet the performance, security and flexibility requirements of each individual user framework.
In a recent study by Morgan Stanley, the desktop virtualization market growth is forecasted at 67% CAGR to become 50 million virtual desktops by 2014. Similarly Frost and Sullivan predict a 40% CAGR for desktop virtualization in India. The key drivers of desktop virtualization being enhanced end user productivity, better security, flexibility, scalability and manageability of the desktop environment. Industries such as banking & financial services, insurance, IT/ITeS, healthcare, manufacturing, education and public sector will benefit immensely through the advantages that desktop virtualization offer.
Microland is now both a 'Citrix Solution Advisor' and a 'Citrix Service Provider' partner. The technology coverage of the services under this partnership includes Citrix XenApp, XenDesktop, XenClient, Xen Server and VDI-in-a-box solutions of Citrix, which is compatible with any hypervisor environment in the data center (Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer, and VMware ESX/ESXi).
V M Kumar, Chief Marketing Officer, Microland, said, "Mobility and Bring-Your-Own-Device are key themes driving adoption of Desktop Virtualization in enterprises, with the promise of easy deployment and management while securing enterprise information. Citrix offers the most comprehensive solution in this area covering all possible enterprise scenarios. Microland is excited about this partnership which positions us well to address large emerging opportunities for Desktop Virtualization and VDI."
Commenting on the partnership, Sanjay Deshmukh, Area Vice President, India Subcontinent, Citrix said, "Microland is a leading specialist IT infrastructure services provider in India. I am confident that by leveraging their capabilities and experience in designing & deploying infrastructure solutions, we can significantly accelerate desktop virtualization adoption amongst large Indian enterprises."
Speaking on the partnership, Pradeep Menon, Head - Alliances & Analyst Relations, Microland, said, "We see great synergies and potential in this partnership between Microland and Citrix. As an IT Infrastructure services specialist, Microland is already engaged with large enterprise customers for their end user infrastructure deployment and migration requirements, across verticals such as banking & financial services, insurance, IT/ITeS, manufacturing, education, and healthcare. This partnership will enable Microland to enhance the value of its end-user service offerings that focus on desktop transformation solutions."
Kaushal Veluri, Director - Channels & Alliances, Citrix said, "We are really excited about the potential of this alliance and believe that we can effectively address the growing desktop virtualization market through our respective capabilities in delivering, deploying & managing cutting edge end-user technology solutions."
Microland is India's leading specialist IT infrastructure, virtualization & cloud services provider with a global footprint. Microland's services address the complete IT Infrastructure needs of an organization through the SmartFuture ™ offering which includes Cloud Computing, Collaboration, Virtualization, and Mobility services and the SmartNow ™ offering which includes Infrastructure Management Services, IT Modernization Services, Assurance and Compliance Services and Technical Support Services. Microland is a comprehensive Cloud Infrastructure Lifecycle services provider enabling enterprises to transform to the on-demand IT delivery services space leveraging cloud and hybrid environments. Through a unique IP built into its service delivery platform, Microland leverages analytics, automation and assurance to deliver reduced TCO, greater IT-Business Alignment and higher performance for customers. The recent awards won by Microland are - rated amongst the Top 10 Infrastructure Management Providers by Global Services in 2010 for the 4th consecutive year; the Best Infrastructure Partner (India) for the 7th time by Microsoft since 2005; ranked 8th and 2nd amongst The Top 20 Remote Infrastructure Management vendors and for Data Centre Management capabilities respectively by the Black Book of Outsourcing. Microland is headquartered in Bangalore and employs over 2,300 professionals worldwide. For more information, please visit www.microland.com.
Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS) transforms how businesses and IT work and people collaborate in the cloud era. With market-leading cloud, collaboration, networking and virtualization technologies, Citrix powers mobile work styles and cloud services, making complex enterprise IT simpler and more accessible for 260,000 organizations. Citrix products touch 75 percent of Internet users each day and it partners with more than 10,000 companies in 100 countries. Annual revenue in 2011 was US$2.21 billion. Learn more at www.citrix.com.
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