Citrix ups tricks on MetaFrame XP, Unix

Citrix ups tricks on MetaFrame XP, Unix


Citrix Systems has released a slew of feature upgrades to its MetaFrame suite, which it claims will enables resellers to further penetrate their enterprise customer base.

Since its Solutions Summit reseller conference in May, the server-based computing software vendor has been on a mission to have resellers cross-sell the MetaFrame product line into other departments within a customer's organisation and deploy it across more than one application.

"This is a perfect example of that strategy, where resellers can go back to their customers and see where they are up to with their upgrades, how they are going with their deployment [initiatives], and see where they can further penetrate the enterprise," said Gary O'Brien, marketing director, Citrix Asia Pacific.

Citrix claims it has added more than 50 new features to its MetaFrame suites for Windows and Unix environments, as well as enhancements to its NFuse and Extranet product lines.

"It's not going to make a new user sit up and say, ‘Wow, I need MetaFrame.' It's going to make things easier and simpler for existing users," O'Brien said. "The whole series of announcements is to simplify and increase productivity for the administrator."

O'Brien claims that around 80 per cent of Citrix customers are on the Subscription Advantage program, which means the feature releases are free. The additional features for enterprise customers not on the program cost around $US50 per user.

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