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Cloud Software Group Partner With Microsoft To Offer Joint Cloud Solutions And GenAI To Over 100 Million People!

By TD NewsDesk

TD NewsDesk

Updated on Mon, Apr 8, 2024

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As the multifold capabilities of artificial intelligence (AI) and generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) continue to revolutionize processes and restructure workflows, businesses are on the lookout for effective partnerships to help them leverage such technologies and serve their customers better.

This is an important move as businesses look to implement any technology that can enhance productivity and scale processes, enabling them to work smarter, quicker and better, which is why they turn to cloud solutions.

To further boost productivity, scalability and innovation across the two technologies, Microsoft and Cloud Software Group have come up with an announcement that’s set to largely benefit their customers.

So, what did the two companies say? Let’s explore!

What Did Microsoft And Cloud Software Group Announce?

  • In a news release published on Microsoft’s website, the company along with Cloud Software Group, which provides modern enterprises with mission-critical software, announced that the two companies had entered an eight-year strategic partnership.

  • Cloud Software Group offers over 100 million global users software solutions such as TIBCO, Citrix, NetScaler, Spotfire and other platforms to help them evolve, compete and succeed across private, public, managed and sovereign cloud environments.

  • The agreement will see Cloud Software Group pour in $1.65 billion into Microsoft cloud and its GenAI capabilities.

  • As per the release, “The agreement will strengthen the go-to-market collaboration for the Citrix virtual application and desktop platform and support the development of new cloud and AI solutions with an integrated product roadmap.”

  • As the two deepen their collaboration, enhancing one of the industry’s most durable alliances between Citrix and Microsoft, Citrix will be the preferred Microsoft Azure Partner solution for Enterprise Desktop as a Service (DaaS) when collaborating with joint Azure customers.

  • This will see Microsoft become Citrix’s preferred cloud solution, providing its customers with the capabilities of Citrix platform blended with Azure Virtual Desktop and Windows 365, along with enhanced procurement options through Azure Marketplace.

  • Furthermore, the two companies will partner to support customer success, offer customized solutions, expert guidance and boost cloud journeys.

  • The agreement also allows the growth of productivity and innovation with Microsoft’s capable AI tools, with Cloud Software Group deploying GitHub Copilot to all their engineers.

  • Cloud Software Group’s Spotfire also recently announced a Spotfire Copilot extension, which is embedded directly into the platform.  

  • In a bid to further boost collaboration and productivity, Cloud Software Group will transition all its employees to Microsoft 365.

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What Did Stakeholders Say?

  • Sridhar Mullapudi, General Manager at Citrix, said, “As organizations embrace flexible work models, the need to empower employees with secure, innovative solutions for enhanced productivity becomes imperative.”

  • [Contd.] “The partnership between Citrix and Microsoft epitomizes the ‘Better Together’ relationship, combining both companies’ strengths to deliver unmatched value and innovation to our customers.”

  • Hector Lima, Chief Revenue Officer at Citrix, said, “The simplification of our new Universal and Cloud Platform licensing, which brings together all of our capabilities, including NetScaler, will make our joint solutions with Microsoft much easier for customers to consume and deploy.”

  • Judson Althoff, EVP and Chief Commercial Officer at Microsoft, said, “Our strategic partnership with Cloud Software Group is built on a shared vision for customer success through cloud and AI technology adoption. Together, we will enhance the customer experience with integrated solutions and go-to-market support for its Citrix business unit.”

  • [Contd.] “With Microsoft 365 as its collaboration platform and Microsoft Azure as its preferred cloud solution, Citrix is well positioned to deliver transformative solutions for our mutual customers at scale.”

Do you think other companies and competitors should consider making similar moves? Do you think this move by Microsoft and Cloud Software Group will help it better service customers and gather a bigger customer base?

Let us know in the comments below!

First published on Mon, Apr 8, 2024

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