With the release of Citrix’ new XenApp and XenDesktop 7.5 solutions, a multitude of Citrix customers can begin their journey to the cloud – no longer are applications confined to a customer’s own datacentre, now they are empowered to leverage a multitude of CloudPlatform Public Clouds, or even Amazon Web Services.
Why is this exciting news for Trend Micro? Trend Micro is the #1 in cloud and virtualisation security. Citrix is the #1 in desktop and app virtualisation, with over a quarter of a million customers. Each of these customers will require assurances that their data and users are safe in this brave new world of hybrid or public cloud computing. Trend Micro can deliver those assurances, protecting data in public, hybrid and private clouds, from a single console, including direct integration with third-party public clouds such as Amazon Web Services.
For the cloud providers themselves, Citrix is creating a new certification, “Citrix Ready Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Cloud for XenDesktop” to show customers that their chosen CSP will be able to deliver them the cloud services that they require. This dovetails in perfectly with the “Trend Ready for Cloud Service Providers” (http://www.trendmicro.com/trendready) certification, showing that the chosen CSP cares about the customer’s data and security requirements, and understands the unique challenges presented by today’s cloud computing requirements.