HPE and Citrix Forge New Partnership to Drive Innovation from the Edge to the Core

May 23, 2017 • Blog Post • Christina Neary, Global Citrix Alliance Executive, Worldwide Software Alliances, HPE

New three year strategic alliance to deliver joint solutions, innovative technology, and expertise that will help simplify and accelerate the digital transformation journey for customers

At HPE, we believe collaboration is critical - where success is defined by the right kind of partnership where collaborative people, empowering technology and transformative ideas come together to carry joint customers further, faster. HPE has built a robust partner ecosystem to ensure customers have the expertise, technology, and solutions needed to drive their businesses forward. And that's why we're expanding our decades-long relationship with Citrix and announcing a 3-year strategic alliance that's centered on driving market-leading innovation from the edge to the core.

This new initiative takes the best of our two companies' history of engineering excellence and world-class technology and combines it with a new level of strategic commitment on innovation to benefit HPE and Citrix customers. Together, we're investing in a long-term alliance to drive co-innovation in areas such as the Intelligent Edge, and hybrid IT, coupled with an expansion of HPE's global Citrix services expertise through our Pointnext organization. We're also investing in a deeper level of collaboration between our field and sales organizations designed to help customers and partners leverage the best of both organizations.

The two companies have a closely aligned strategy for helping enterprises build hybrid IT environments. Citrix is redefining the future of work by evolving the secure delivery of data to keep people, organizations and ideas connected anywhere, any time, and on any device. HPE believes in a world where everything computes - where everyone and everything will be connected. We both believe the secure delivery of applications and data everywhere is at the heart of digital transformation. Together, HPE and Citrix will deliver joint solutions, innovative technology, and expertise that will help simplify and accelerate the digital transformation journey for our customers.


Bringing innovation to market

One of the driving forces behind the expanded HPE and Citrix partnership is the growth of hybrid infrastructure that requires the best of public and private cloud offerings to give organizations unprecedented efficiency and flexibility.

The HPE and Citrix collaboration is already bringing innovation to market at the Intelligent Edge. When Citrix announced their Citrix Ready HCI Workspace Appliance Program, HPE was the first partner to join. We unveiled a joint solution based on the HPE Edgeline Intelligent Edge Workspace Appliance with Atlantis USX software-defined storage, and Citrix Cloud and XenApp and XenDesktop Service to provide a high performance, low cost HCI appliance to mid-market customers and partners. We'll be working together to bring an expanded portfolio of offerings built on Citrix and HPE Edgeline in the next year.

HPE and Citrix are committed to a long term strategic roadmap to optimize Citrix workloads for any use case, including our Edgeline, as well as HPE SimpliVity 380 with OmniStack - to the industry-leading HPE Synergy platform and HPE's Microsoft Azure Stack offerings.

As two of the world's top Microsoft partners, HPE and Citrix are uniquely positioned to deliver joint solutions for customers investing in Microsoft infrastructures. Not only will HPE and Citrix work together to optimize HPE's Azure Stack offerings for Citrix workloads, but we will work to ensure our mutual investments across all of our offerings with Microsoft are aligned for our customers' success.


Collaborating across industries

HPE and Citrix together bring a deep knowledge and expertise of vertical industries, including financial services, healthcare, manufacturing and government to the market - and will partner together to drive a portfolio of "Secure Virtual Workspace" solutions to these target industries over the next three years.

The two companies are working with leading financial services companies and healthcare institutions to consolidate existing infrastructures to provide them with greater flexibility for managing applications across multiple environments through HPE and Citrix solutions such as Trader Workstation Solution built on HPE Moonshot and HPE Edgeline, as well as HPE Hyper Converged 380.


Optimized for the Future

Together we're committed to build the best platform for Citrix on HPE, to drive innovation across the stack, and to leverage global services expertise from HPE Pointnext for help customers transform to a mobile-first digital workplace, turning ideas into innovation today.


The HPE and Citrix alliance: Innovation, industry relevance, and market leadership

Together, HPE and Citrix have:


  • Majority of HPE Moonshot systems sold run Citrix workloads
  • 400+: HPE Citrix Certified Masters
  • Gold: Citrix's level in the HPE Partner Ready Program
  • #1: The largest Citrix-installed base and market leader for Windows virtualization (HPE)
  • 35%-plus: Of All Citrix deployments are on HPE infrastructure
  • 100+: Countries served jointly



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