Citrix said the acquisition of Framehawk will optimize the virtual desktop experience of users on mobile devices who may be experiencing sub-optimal network experiences due to congestion on WiFi and cellular data networks.

Jessica Davis

January 8, 2014

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Citrix Acquires Framehawk to Enhance XenApp, XenDesktop

Citrix (CTXS) has acquired Framehawk, a company that provides a solution for optimizing delivery of virtual desktops and applications to mobile devices. The technology will be combined with the HDX technology in Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop products, the company said in a statement. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed, but here are the details we have.

The acquisition will enable Citrix to optimize the virtual desktop mobile experience, even under poor network conditions including congested WiFi or cellular data networks, the company said.  “Mobile workers need anywhere, anytime access to their business resources with a user experience that is equal to what they have in the office…

“The integration of the Framehawk solution with HDX technology will further extend the Citrix leadership position in application and desktop virtualization user experience. Where other solutions cause end-user frustration and low adoption, HDX technologies continue to improve the experience for mobile workers, even when they are on less than ideal networks. “

Framehawk’s leadership and engineering teams will be integrated into the enterprise and service provider division of Citrix.

With giants such as Amazon.com, Dell and Cisco announcing desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) plays, and Citrix virtualization rival VMware recently acquiring Desktone, it appears that the game may finally be on for the emerging desktop virtualization market.

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Jessica Davis

Jessica Davis is the former Content Director for MSPmentor. She spent her career covering the intersection of business and technology.  She's also served as Editor in Chief at Channel Insider and held senior editorial roles at InfoWorld and Electronic News.

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