Today, Citrix announced the next step of our mobile workspace strategy with Citrix Workspace Services – a cloud-based platform that enables partners, enterprises, and ISVs to quickly and simply build mobile workspaces for people to work better. We are developing Citrix Workspace Services to give partners and enterprises new levels of choice, versatility, extensibility, and experience: The choice to leverage public clouds, private clouds or existing on-premises infrastructure; the versatility to deliver a wide range of workspace services; the extensibility of a cloud-based administrative and provisioning engine; the high-definition user experience Citrix customers have come to expect. To learn more about our vision for Citrix Workspace Services and its capabilities, see our official announcement.

Citrix Workspace Services accelerates time-to-value by enabling partners and enterprises to focus on the needs of their end-users – rather than on management of workspace infrastructure. Citrix Workspace Services accelerates the creation and delivery of mobile workspaces by automating the setup, configuration, and on-going management of Citrix products on any cloud or on premise infrastructure. Partners and enterprises can leverage standardized expert-defined deployment architecture blueprints for Citrix workloads or build their own, and easily deploy these blueprints on any cloud or virtualization infrastructure through the automated provisioning capabilities of Citrix Workspace Services. The solution automates on-going management of those applications post-deployment with key features such as auto-scaling and auto-recovery. Citrix has acquired ScaleXtreme, a San Mateo based company with innovative technology to manage the lifecycle of enterprise applications and infrastructure across virtualization and cloud environments, to accelerate deliver of services automation capabilities within Workspace Services.

Citrix will be delivering a tech preview of Citrix Workspace Services in the second half of 2014. Stay tuned for more details in the coming months.