Like a heavyweight boxer, Citrix has taken its fair share of punches over the years, including layoffs, declining profits and a major leadership shakeup, but it keeps getting back up off the mat.
Attendees at Citrix Synergy 2017 saw the vendor show that -- under new CEO Kirill Tatarinov -- the company is back in position to dole out a few hits of its own. In the last year, Citrix has emphasized its core products, including making numerous significant updates to XenDesktop and XenApp, and strengthened its partnership with Microsoft.
Citrix also made a pair of crucial acquisitions in the last 12 months. The company purchased Norskale in September 2016 to bolster user environment management, and in January 2017 it picked up Unidesk to fold into its application layering capabilities.
Now that the company has its feet under it again, Citrix Synergy 2017 was the perfect time for Citrix to show off what it's going to do next. The conference took place May 23-25 in Orlando, Fla. and we covered all the news from the show with expert analysis, as well as details on the winners of the Best of Citrix Synergy 2017 Awards.
1On the show floor-
News from the conference
Read here for the latest news and session coverage on Synergy 2017.
Find out which product took home Best of Show at the Best of Citrix Synergy 2017 Awards. Continue Reading
At Citrix Synergy 2017, Citrix announced the Citrix Workspace Service and Citrix Analytics Service. Jack Madden examines these products and how Citrix might fit into the identity management market. Continue Reading
Citrix Synergy 2017 Citrix seized an opportunity to pivot in a new direction, but they may have missed a golden opportunity to connect with their audience, or draw a line in the sand in their battle with VMware. Continue Reading
At Citrix Synergy 2017, author Malcolm Gladwell spoke about the role of workers as artificial intelligence in the workplace becomes more realistic. Continue Reading
Learn what CEO Jed Ayres had to say about the future of IGEL Technology and the role of VDI endpoint management software in the thin client market. Continue Reading
In the BrianMadden.com Podcast, Gabe Knuth and Jack Madden talk about all the news from Citrix Synergy 2017. Continue Reading
Citrix Synergy 2017 attendees say they're interested in Citrix Cloud for unified management, but cloud infrastructure cost and security concerns linger. Continue Reading
Find out what Citrix Synergy 2017 attendees have to say about application layering in the aftermath of Citrix's acquisition of Unidesk. Continue Reading
Global accounting firm Hernandez and Company shared its Citrix Cloud success story at Synergy. Other IT professionals don't see the same cloud benefits. Continue Reading
At Citrix Synergy 2017, Citrix unveiled a new analytics service for IT security. Find out what attendees had to say. Continue Reading
Read what Citrix Synergy 2017 attendees had to say about Citrix Workspace, which uses contextual computing to provide application access and security. Continue Reading
Jack and Gabe are live-blogging the Citrix Synergy keynotes on Tuesday, May 23, from 9:00 - 10:30am EDT and 1:30 - 3:00pm EDT. Follow along for the latest analysis. Continue Reading
Artificial intelligence and machine learning systems are bringing tangible benefits to end-user computing technologies today. Continue Reading
Take a look at the latest tips, columns and analysis of the technologies at Citrix Synergy 2017, and get up to speed with session recaps and answers to frequently asked questions.
Consultant Theresa Miller discusses new monitoring, cloud computing and analytics technologies on the Citrix Synergy 2017 show floor. Continue Reading
IT admins need visibility to make sure VDI runs smoothly. Virtual desktop monitoring tools take them out of the darkness and help them see where they're going. Continue Reading
Citrix's Linux Virtual Desktop makes the OS a viable virtual desktop option for IT. Learn what makes it tick and what it means for Linux moving forward. Continue Reading
Citrix NetScaler Unified Gateway helps VDI shops by providing one point of network entry, enabling single sign-on and delivering a consistent user experience. Continue Reading
Picking a VDI vendor is not easy. Find out which Citrix XenDesktop features make it a fit for organizations with mobile workers or graphics-intensive apps. Continue Reading
Citrix and Microsoft brought Resource Manager to XenApp and XenDesktop in Citrix Cloud, which strengthens integration with Microsoft's Azure cloud service. Continue Reading
HDX is a collection of technologies that serves as Citrix's remote display protocol, enabling IT to deliver virtual desktops and apps to its users. Continue Reading
XenApp and XenDesktop shops can use Citrix SmartAccess to run endpoint and location analysis before allowing access to virtual desktops and applications. Continue Reading
Citrix XenDesktop Platinum shops can use Microsoft's System Center Operations Manager packs to monitor virtualization infrastructure. Continue Reading
With XenDesktop licensing, businesses can choose user- or device-specific models. This gives companies options to select the best fit for their needs. Continue Reading
With Citrix's HDX system-on-chip technology, VDI shops can deliver virtual resources to thin clients and save time and money. Continue Reading
Brush up on the definitions of some of the most common terms heard at Synergy.
4Before you go-
Preconference news and analysis
Before Citrix Synergy 2017 kicks off, see what our contributors expect to see at the show and get caught up on all the latest Citrix news.
With Citrix Synergy 2017 right around the corner, IT experts share what they hope to hear more of at the conference. All eyes are on Citrix Cloud and the blossoming relationship with Microsoft. Continue Reading
In this Q&A ahead of Citrix Synergy, an analyst shares insight about how Citrix has repositioned itself, what attendees can expect at the show and what's up with those acquisition rumors. Continue Reading
Citrix Synergy 2017 is fast approaching. Before you head down to Orlando, get a sneak preview of 10 of the top sessions at the conference. Continue Reading
Read what Citrix CEO Tatarinov had to say about the rumors of a Citrix sale and why the company partnered with the likes of Microsoft. Continue Reading
This timeline covers the recent history of Citrix, in which the company dealt with turnover, layoffs and underperforming financials. Continue Reading
HDX Adaptive Transport in Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.13 optimizes high-latency networks, so users can work without any lags. Continue Reading
Citrix acquired Unidesk in a surprise deal that gives Citrix better app layering software and bolsters its desktop virtualization ecosystem. Continue Reading
As businesses move toward cloud app delivery, the latest phase in the Microsoft-Citrix partnership stays on trend with the launch of the XenApp express service. Continue Reading
The Citrix GoTo-LogMeIn merger lets Citrix focus on its core products and reduces overlap with Microsoft, while also growing LogMeIn's market presence. Continue Reading