Rakesh Narasimhan

  1. Calling all developers for the Citrix Code Master Challenge

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    We all have heard about the 3 (sometimes 4!) P’s of marketing, product management, software development; essentially there exists a set of P’s that defines the core attributes of pretty much every function of an organization. I have my own set of 3P’s (what are the odds!) that I think make an organization a great place to work: People, Product and Partnerships.  Over the years, my ...

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  2. FlexPod: An Incredible Success and a Great Partnership

    Congratulations Cisco and NetApp on your incredible success with FlexPod. Going from zero to $3 billion in four years is an amazing achievement. It shows what can happen when partners come together to meet the changing, dynamic demands of customers. Citrix is proud to be part of your success. For over ten years we have been successfully partnering together to help customers accelerate their journey ...

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  3. WOW – Congrats Again Cisco – #1 x86 Blade Server Market Share in North America!

    IDC’s recent ranking of Cisco UCS as #1 in the x86 server market in the Americas - and #2 globally -comes as no surprise to those of us here at Citrix who have been connected with Cisco through our strategic alliance.  Our close collaboration with Cisco to provide validated, integrated technology solutions across four pillars began with Cisco Desktop Virtualization Solution with Citrix XenDesktop, based ...

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  4. Collaborating with Microsoft on DaaS

    Synergy always brings a few surprises for the industry, and this year is no different.  If you read this great blog entry by Brad Anderson from former colleague from Microsoft, today’s announcement about Citrix Workspace Services  shouldn’t really be a surprise to anyone following the long standing partnership between our companies. I spent some time going over this history with Brian Madden last week and if you ...

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  5. The Value of Partnership

    The recent VMware announcements, which included some overt mentions of partners, got me thinking: What is the nature of TRUE partnership? True partners are built over time, with trust, engagement, dialog, collaboration and exchange and deliver VALUE to customers. True partners are also willing to stand up and be counted amongst your allies. For Citrix, our long-standing partnership with Microsoft stands out to us, and is ...

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  6. Yesterday, today and tomorrow – XenApp continues to lead the industry

    I’m now about four months into my role here at Citrix as Group VP & GM for the app and desktop virtualization business. While lots of people might know what it’s like to take responsibility for an established product line, how many get the chance to do it for one that is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year?! And it’s never been a more exciting time ...

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  7. Citrix congratulates Cisco as they celebrate the 5-year anniversary for UCS!

    Citrix is proud to be a strategic alliance partner with Cisco and we send our congratulations and kudos to Cisco on the 5th anniversary of Unified Computing System (UCS). Rising from unknown to industry powerhouse in five years is truly remarkable. And while technology innovation undoubtedly helped fuel that growth, so did their ability to deliver integrated solutions with other industry innovators, such as Citrix. ...

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  8. VMware Announces DaaS for Chromebooks, but Still Misses the Mark on App Delivery

    I joined Citrix as the VP and GM of the Desktops and Apps product group about one month ago. In that short time, there’s been an amazing amount of news in our market from both Citrix and our competitors, like VMware – acquisitions, partnerships, events and more. One recent announcement from VMware caught my eye in particular “VMware and Google to Modernize Corporate Desktops for ...

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