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Citrix Systems Records Strong Growth in Pacific

  • 23 May, 2008 10:20

<p>Citrix Systems today reported a 28 per cent year-on-year growth in the first quarter of 2008 with an additional 5,000 new customers in the Pacific region.</p>
<p>Australia and New Zealand customers who have invested in Citrix solutions include Australian Customs Service and Marlborough Boys College.</p>
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<p>Citrix Systems Records Strong Growth in Pacific</p>
<p>Reports 28 per cent year-on-year growth in the first quarter of 2008 and adds
5,000 new customers</p>
<p>Driven by surge in the adoption of virtualisation and demand for web application delivery</p>
<p>SYDNEY, Australia – May 23, 2008 — Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS), the global leader in application delivery infrastructure, today announced that the demand for its application delivery infrastructure in the Pacific region (Asia Pacific including Japan) is fast growing as more businesses are seeking a dynamic and flexible way of delivering applications and desktops to users anytime, anywhere.</p>
<p>As one of the fastest growing geographies with 28 percent year-on-year growth in the first quarter of 2008, Citrix in the Pacific has a strong installed base of 33,000 customers, representing 18 percent year-on-year growth in new customers acquired in the year 2007. Customers who have invested in Citrix application delivery infrastructure solutions to address their business concerns and stay ahead of the competition include China Mobile, Huawei Technologies, Mahindra and Mahindra Finance, Newswire 18, Cathay Pacific, NTT Communications, American International Underwriters, Samsung Construction, Australian Customs Service and Marlborough Boys College.</p>
<p>“Our strong growth in the Pacific region is driven largely by today’s fast-paced business environment involving an ever increasing number of mobile workers, computing locations, applications and changing user scenarios,” said Dennis Rose, Vice President, Pacific, Citrix Systems. “By offering the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of application delivery infrastructure solutions featuring a broad range of world-class products that extend from the data centre to the desktop, Citrix is delivering compelling business value to its customers including maximising their investments by extending the life of desktops and mobile devices.”</p>
<p>“Citrix has a strong history of innovation and prides itself in predicting and staying ahead of industry trends. In line with our vision for application delivery infrastructure, for the next phase of our growth, we are committing ourselves to transforming the static data centres into dynamic delivery centres and enabling ‘green’ initiatives through end-to-end virtualisation technology,” he added.</p>
<p>Today, energy efficiency in the data centre and on the desk is a significant concern for busineses.</p>
<p>The key to any effective response to these challenges is to be able to increase and maintain the capacity of IT infrastructure, while reducing its energy consumption and saving costs. According to IDC’s Asia/Pacific Green Poll conducted in January 2008, approximately 47 percent of organisations in Asia Pacific including Japan will be formally assessing their data centres with the goal of reducing power consumption in the coming year. Furthermore, more than half of the Asia Pacific IT Executives surveyed across Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, Japan, Australia and New Zealand stated that buying priorities in terms of 'Green' technologies would focus on server and storage virtualisation technologies, as well as more energy efficient servers and PCs over the next 12 months.</p>
<p>By consolidating or offloading server workloads in the data centre and reducing the energy consumption of user devices in the office, Citrix solutions effectively address these requirements and enable organisations in any industry to “go green”. Moving forward, Citrix aims to sustain its strong growth momentum in Pacific through two flagship products from the Citrix Delivery Centre™ product family that support and deliver on the “green” promise:</p>
<p>• Citrix® NetScaler® MPX Web application delivery appliances - The industry’s first web application delivery controller drives greater than ten gigabits per second (Gbps) of real world application performance while concurrently providing advanced acceleration, traffic compression, and integrated web application firewall security – all in an energy-smart appliance form factor. Addressing the need for the next-generation Web 2.0 resource-intensive applications, the highly efficient design of Citrix NetScaler MPX drives nearly 50 per cent less power consumption for web application delivery.</p>
<p>• Citrix XenDesktop™ – The industry’s groundbreaking new desktop delivery solution allows companies to virtualise Windows desktops in the data centre and deliver them on-demand to office workers in any location. Unlike first-generation virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) technologies, XenDesktop is a comprehensive end-to-end desktop delivery system that offers an unparalleled end-user experience, dramatically simplifies desktop management and reduces the cost of traditional desktop computing by up to 40 per cent.</p>
<p>The other prime products from the Citrix Delivery Centre product family that will be driving growth in Pacific include Citrix XenServer™, Citrix XenApp™ and the recently announced Citrix Branch Repeater™.</p>
<p>About Citrix
Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) is the global leader and the most trusted name in application delivery infrastructure. More than 215,000 organisations worldwide rely on Citrix to deliver any application to users anywhere with the best performance, highest security and lowest cost. Citrix customers include 100 percent of the Fortune 100 companies and 99 percent of the Fortune Global 500, as well as hundreds of thousands of small businesses and prosumers. Citrix has approximately 8,000 partners in more than 100 countries. Annual revenue in 2007 was $1.4 billion.</p>
<p>For Citrix Investors
This release contains forward-looking statements which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions 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 revenue growth and recognition of revenue, products, their development and distribution, product demand and pipeline, economic and competitive factors, the Company’s key strategic relationships, acquisition and related integration risks 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.</p>
<p>Citrix®, NetScaler®, Citrix Delivery Centre™, Citrix XenDesktop™, Citrix Branch Repeater™, Citrix XenApp™ and Citrix XenServer™ are trademarks of Citrix Systems, Inc. and/or one or more of its subsidiaries, and may be registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in other countries. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.</p>

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