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Microsoft and Citrix enable digital transformation worldwide, says Nadella

Reportedly, Microsoft is eyeing Citrix for acquisition, its partner of 25 years

IANS  |  Orlando 

Microsoft and Citrix enable digital transformation worldwide, says Nadella

While rumours of eyeing the and leader for are dotting the tech landscape for quite some time, for Satya Nadella, the two are focused on enabling customers digitally transform while providing cyber security and compliance.

and have partnered for over 25 years on remote desktop devices and have nearly 230,000 joint customers and millions of users that rely on their joint solutions.

"Our mission is to empower every person, every organisation on this planet. The core of the mission is fostering strong partnerships with leading organisations like Citrix," the Indian-born CEO told the gathering via video link at the 'Synergy 2017' event here.

"The customers are already witnessing the benefits of our partnership and the rapid adoption of the purpose-built services on has seen more than 500 deployments from marketplace in just couple of months," said as President and CEO Kirill Tatarinov took the stage.

According to industry experts, the long Microsoft-association makes for a perfect bond though has denied any such move.

"We are not up for sale. We are growing and look forward to infuse AI, analytics and machine learning into our offerings. You will see more announcements on this from us in months to come," Tatarinov later told reporters during an interaction.

has accelerated innovation in the Cloud, with the introduction of new services like XenApp Essentials and XenDesktop Essentials that are native to but managed from

announced additional services at the event, including XenMobile device management and app management and NetScaler Gateway Service, allowing customers to create a gateway-in-the-cloud, speeding and simplifying implementation.

In addition, now offers integration with Active Directory for administrators, internet of things (IoT) capabilities and other new services in the labs area.

"We are excited to work closely with to help organisations easily deploy Windows 10 with familiar productive experience," told the gathering.

According to market research firm Gartner, organisations currently using services indicate they are allocating 40 per cent of their IT budget to cloud-related spending (including cloud-related services).

Seventy-eight per cent of these organisations plan to increase their spending on through 2017.

continues to provide the cloud-based management plane across all technologies, integrating them with a simple, consistent administrative experience.

Because is designed to manage multi-environments, customers who use it for virtual apps, desktops and data can place their workloads on any public or hybrid cloud, or on any on-premises virtualised environment.

For Swedish engineering and consulting company AF, is creating secure digital workspaces through its

"By adopting a solution running workloads on Azure, we have created a new way of working at AF. This solution gives us the agility we need to respond to various business needs," said Mattias Jadeskold, innovation team leader, AF.

The firm recently revealed how it uses gaming engine and virtual reality software to create 3D, walk-through visualisations for clients on building and infrastructure projects.

"The bigger question is how to harness the technology to drive business outcomes. The rapid pace of innovation like computing, artificial intelligence and advanaced analytics present the most exciting opportunity for businesses of all sizes," noted.

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