Fujitsu and Citrix announce OEM agreement

Fujitsu now set to expand its virtual workplace infrastructure solutions

July 13, 2009

Fujitsu set to expand its virtual workplace infrastructure solutions

Fujitsu Technology Solutions and Citrix Systems recently announced an OEM agreement that expands the relationship between the two companies.

Under terms of the agreement, Fujitsu will expand its portfolio of virtual workplace infrastructure solutions, a key part of its vision of providing customers with Dynamic Infrastructures. Fujitsu will integrate Citrix XenDesktop with “high definition” HDX technology into its virtual workplace solutions.

Fujitsu also announced plans to add Citrix XenServer virtualisation to its PRIMERGY rack and blade server offerings.

Citrix XenDesktop will be one of the key enabling technologies for Fujitsu’s Virtual Workplace and Managed Virtual Workplace product and service offerings. Customers using the combined solution may choose from a variety of systems, including VDI-ready Fujitsu PRIMERGY servers and Citrix Ready certified FUTRO thin clients, all tested and pre-integrated with Citrix XenDesktop.

“Desktop virtualisation is one of the primary focus areas in Fujitsu’s Dynamic Infrastructures vision,” said Dieter Herzog, executive vice president Technology Solutions Portfolio at Fujitsu Technology Solutions.

“Our goal is to partner with the leading technology innovators in each market segment, providing our customers with best-in-class solutions and services. Thanks to its deep technology expertise in desktop virtualisation, Citrix was a natural partner for our Virtual Workplace and Managed Virtual Workplace product and services offering. By combining Fujitsu hardware with Citrix desktop virtualisation software, we are delivering comprehensive products and services that help customers quickly and cost-effectively take advantage of the switch to a centralised desktop management and delivery.”

As part of the broad agreement, Fujitsu’s PRIMERGY RX and BX servers are also now certified for Citrix XenServer. In addition, XenServer and the Citrix Essentials for XenServer virtualisation management offering will be integrated with Fujitsu PRIMERGY server management.

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