Mobility, Networking and Cloud Services Provider Citrix Acquires Virtualization Company Sanbolic
January 13, 2015
Mobility, networking and cloud services provider Citrix has acquired virtualization company Sanbolic. Financial terms were not released, but it was announced that Sanbolic's staff would be absorbed by Citrix.
Citrix, which has headquarters in Santa Clara, California, USA, offers a range of solutions that "power business mobility through secure, personal workspaces" and provide access to "apps, desktops, data and communications" through any device or infrastructure. It caters to around 300,000 organizations worldwide and generated just less than $3 billion in 2013. The purchase will enable Citrix to diversify the solutions it offers.
Sanbolic's solutions allow customers to "software-define storage to optimize the delivery of application-specific workloads" in a range of media types including SSD, Flash and hard drives in NAS, SAN, server-side and cloud deployments. The company's offerings include XenDesktop, XenApp and XenMobile products. Around 200 Citrix customers use Sanbolic solutions at present.
“Infrastructure complexity continues to hinder VDI and application delivery deployments," explained Citrix's Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Geir Ramleth. "By leveraging Sanbolic technology with XenDesktop and XenApp, Citrix is able to address this problem head-on, delivering solutions to our customers that simplify the infrastructure and reduce the overall cost of deployment and management. Sanbolic has built a highly-skilled team that joins us today, which accelerates our ability to deliver simpler and more cost-effective solutions to our customers.”