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Citrix CloudBridge Simplifies and Accelerates Application Delivery from the Cloud

  Citrix CloudBridge Simplifies and Accelerates Application Delivery from the
  Cloud

  First Product to Unify WAN Optimization and Cloud Connectivity into Single
                             Integrated Platform

Interop Las Vegas 2013

Business Wire

LAS VEGAS -- May 07, 2013

Today Citrix announced the expansion of its CloudBridge™ product to
incorporate wide-area networking (WAN) optimization capabilities from the
industry-leading Citrix Branch Repeater® product. This new product line will
address the transforming needs of enterprises as they evolve their
applications from small datacenters to global locations and the cloud, while
delivering the best user experience for virtualized desktops and mobile users.
By merging Branch Repeater, which accelerates a wide array of PC applications
today and delivers the highest performance for virtualized desktops, into its
CloudBridge accelerated cloud connectivity solution, Citrix will enable
enterprises to deliver applications from any cloud while allowing a smooth
transition from legacy PC applications. The same solution also allows
enterprise datacenters to establish secure and optimized bridges to public
cloud services such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft® Windows Azure™ as
well as to their own datacenters and branches, broadening the choice of
locations for application execution and delivery.

In the cloud era, businesses no longer want to house data at remote locations,
instead opting to centralize files and applications in datacenters and the
cloud. As a result, IT must transform from installed applications on PC’s, to
cloud-based application services, enabling enterprises to take advantage of
cloud computing while continuing to serve users with the latest business
applications. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure fully removes the need to
optimize legacy applications in branches while emphasizing the importance of
delivering a secure and outstanding experience for virtual desktop users.
Securely connecting branches to cloud-based services while continuing to serve
private WAN-connected applications delivered from the corporate datacenter
provides the best user experience while maintaining security and reducing
ongoing WAN costs.

Unlike complex and expensive competitive solutions that require IT to purchase
multiple products from different vendors, the new CloudBridge is an extensible
platform that will deliver IT twice the functionality yet require only half
the amount of hardware, and all from the same vendor. When deployed in
conjunction with the Citrix XenDesktop® product and Citrix XenApp® product,
CloudBridge reduces bandwidth-per-desktop by more than 50 percent,
significantly decreases high-definition video bandwidth consumption, all while
continuing to provide substantial performance improvements for traditional
enterprise applications such as email, file sharing, and database
transactions. The new CloudBridge provides a solution to optimize legacy PC
applications while enabling enterprises to immediately leverage cloud-based
application delivery via virtualized, PC client and mobile applications.

Quotes

Brad Casemore, IDC Research Director, Datacenter Networks, IDC

“To support a workforce armed with a range of devices, functionalities, and
application demands, IT organizations are rethinking data center strategies
with an emphasis on enabling private and hybrid clouds, rearchitecting the
desktop to accommodate user mobility at the branch, and improving data center
efficiency to support economies of scale.”

Chalan Aras, General Manager, CloudBridge Product Group, Citrix

“The updated CloudBridge demonstrates our commitment to delivering leading
cloud networking solutions in support of the company’s leadership in the cloud
services and mobile lifestyles. With industry-leading scale, secure
connectivity, and enhancements for video caching, the Citrix CloudBridge will
provide enterprises with a platform to empower their transformation from the
PC era to the world of cloud delivered applications and services.”

Availability

The Citrix CloudBridge products are shipping today with the CloudBridge 2000
and 3000 family for mid-range data centers. The CloudBridge 600 and 700 for
branch deployments, and the CloudBridge 4000 and 5000, delivering 310 Mbps to
2 Gbps of WAN optimization and secure cloud bridging in the same appliance,
are available for shipment in the second quarter of 2013. Current Citrix
Repeater™ product, Citrix Repeater on NetScaler® SDX™ product and Branch
Repeater product customers can enjoy the full benefits of the CloudBridge
family functionality by upgrading to Release 7.0 software, which is available
as a tech preview today. The CloudBridge virtual appliances continue to remain
available on the Amazon Web Services marketplace. Release 7.0 also introduces
connectivity to Microsoft Azure. The CloudBridge portfolio can be deployed as
standalone physical or virtual appliances. For more information please visit
the Citrix website.

Related Links

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About Citrix

Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) is the cloud company that enables mobileworkstyles —
empowering people to work and collaborate from anywhere, securely accessing
apps and data on any of the latest devices, as easily as they would in their
own office. Citrix solutions help IT and service providers build clouds,
leveraging virtualization and networking technologies to deliver
high-performance, elastic and cost-effective cloud services. With
market-leading solutions for mobility, desktop virtualization, cloud
networking, cloud platforms, collaboration and data sharing, Citrix helps
organizations of all sizesachieve the speed and agility necessary to succeed
in a mobile and dynamic world. Citrix products are in use at more than
260,000organizations and by over 100 million users globally. Annual revenue
in 2012 was $2.59 billion. Learn more atwww.citrix.com.

For Citrix Investors

This release contains forward-looking statements which are made pursuant to
the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and of
Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The forward-looking
statements in this release do not constitute guarantees of future performance.
Those statements involve a number of factors that could cause actual results
to differ materially, including risks associated with the impact of the global
economy and uncertainty in the IT spending environment, including in revenue
growth and recognition of revenue, products and services, their development
and distribution, product demand and pipeline, economic and competitive
factors, including risks associated with international growth and IT
consolidation, as well as other risks detailed in the Company's filings with
the Securities and Exchange Commission. Citrix assumes no obligation to update
any forward-looking information contained in this press release or with
respect to the announcements described herein.

Citrix®, CloudBridge™, Branch Repeater™, XenDesktop®, XenApp®, Citrix
Repeater™, NetScaler®, SDX™ are registered trademarks of Citrix Systems, Inc.
and/or one or more of its subsidiaries, and may be registered in the U.S.
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Contact:

Citrix
Stacy St. Louis, 408-790-8634
Stacy.Stlouis@citrix.com
Twitter: @CitrixPR
 
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