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Citrix integrates G Suite for workspace solution

Citrix Systems has announced the general availability of Citrix Workspace on Google Cloud. According to the company, the solution enables companies to deliver unified access to the G Suite apps and fuels a simple, intelligent work experience on Google devices and operating systems.

Citrix vice president of product marketing, Calvin Hsu, says, “When it comes to work today, employees don’t want to be distracted by technology. They want to be empowered by it to do their best work. With Citrix Workspace, companies can quiet the digital noise that’s frustrating employees and enable them to focus on work that matters and thrive.”

Google Cloud director of partnerships, Manvinder Singh, says, “We’re delighted that Citrix’s Workspace platform is now available to the millions of customers using G Suite around the world. By integrating with and extending G Suite, Citrix is providing new ways to help customers get work done in a more streamlined collaborative way.”

Citrix Workspace is a unified and secure work platform that supports employee experience by organising, guiding, and automating different activities. This is enhanced by Google Cloud, according to the company.

Neste Oyj IT solutions service management lead, Mari Wasstrum, says, “With the Citrix Workspace on Google Cloud, we can create a unified work experience where people can focus on creating value. And that has a tremendous effect on efficiency and employee satisfaction.”

With the latest release of Citrix Workspace, Google Cloud customers can incorporate the G Suite tools that their employees prefer to use into an intelligent work feed. This delivers productivity-boosting, time-saving microapps that integrate multiple workflows by automating and simplifying common tasks, the company says.

Microapps for G Suite can be used to streamline different activities, from booking resources to sending event reminders and notifications to new team members. Through a microapp builder, companies can customise Citrix Workspace to accommodate their unique processes and needs.

Using Google Clouds Anthos for hybrid and multi-cloud deployments, companies can build microservices applications and run them anywhere. With the validation of Citrix ADC for Anthos, customers can integrate Citrix ADCs, including MPX, VPX and CPX, into Anthos and maintain operational and policy consistency between on-prem and cloud environments to ease application migration.

They can also use Citrix ADM Service Graphs to visualise microservice maps, gain insights about microservice health and detect anomalies and potential problems.

Furthermore, using Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Machine Creation Service (MCS), IT can quickly and efficiently provision Windows-based Citrix workloads at scale and create a modern digital work environment in which employees can access all of the tools they need.

Oncology Venture principal infrastructure engineer Ulrik Christensen says, “We run all of our IT in the cloud, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is one of the platforms we use.

"With Citrix Machine Creation Service, our administrators can easily create and update images for workloads. All they need to do is boot up the image and make the requested changes, then shut down the image, create a snapshot, and update things from Citrix Studio. It saves us a great deal of time is the perfect technology to keep things running.”

Citrix Workspace for Google Cloud is generally available today.