Citrix MetaFrame XP for Windows Captures Broad Industry Support Tuesday 13 February 2001 PDF Print In conjunction with its launch of Citrix® MetaFrame(tm) XP(tm) for Windows®, Citrix Systems, Inc. today announced broad industry support for its most powerful application delivery and management platform to date. (See related MetaFrame XP announcement for details). Based on the company's proven technology, Citrix MetaFrame XP for Windows extends the reach of Windows 2000® as well as future Microsoft platforms - offering exceptional growth capabilities in large-scale application serving implementations that provide users secure access to Windows applications from virtually any device, over any connection - wired, wireless or Web. Launch Partners BMC Software "BMC Software is working closely with Citrix and is committed to providing Citrix MetaFrame customers with the highest quality and most comprehensive management solutions," said Carl Coken, director, PATROL platform solutions, BMC Software. "BMC is currently enhancing our PATROL for Terminal Services product to monitor and manage Citrix MetaFrame XP, Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, and Terminal Services activities and provide the ability to truly manage, not just monitor, these environments. Our top priority is to provide true end-to-end service level management that is both scalable and reliable and supports the enterprise e-business environment from a holistic viewpoint." Cable & Wireless "The enhanced scalability of MetaFrame XP will allow Cable & Wireless to continue its global expansion of a-Services, our global ASP," said Jeremy Thompson, president, Cable & Wireless a-Services. "With rapid and reliable application installation, our engineers will be able to access tools from a single point, anywhere on the network." CIBER "As a trusted technology leader, CIBER receives a great deal of exposure to many forms of IT software solutions," said John Stubbs, CIBER Vice President and National Practice Leader for Network and Security Integration. "Citrix MetaFrame XP provides a cost effective and predictable platform for both CIBER's public and private sector customer base. The scalability and manageability features of MetaFrame XP allow our customers to build an effective, reliable and efficient network that meets their IT needs. " Packeteer "The rich provisioning, security, personalisation and centralised management features of Citrix MetaFrame XP make it the definitive benchmark for server-based computing in Windows and Internet-enabled environments," said Todd Krautkremer, vice president of worldwide marketing at Packeteer. "As the leading provider quality of service solutions to the Citrix market, I am pleased to say that Packeteer has implemented support for MetaFrame XP across our product lines." Plumtree "Plumtree's vision of delivering an Internet business desktop for integrating an organisation's applications and services into a simple Web experience is well complemented by Citrix NFuse's ability to bring interactive applications to the Web without rewriting a single line of code," said Glenn Kelman, vice president of product management and marketing for Plumtree Software, Inc. "Now that NFuse is built into the new Citrix MetaFrame XP platform, it will become even easier for our joint customers to deploy and manage scalable access to these interactive applications." Sequoia Software Corporation "By employing Citrix NFuse, Sequoia offers Citrix MetaFrame users a fast and effective solution for accessing server-based applications along with content and tools through a single point of access," said Paul Martin, chief technology officer of Sequoia Software Corporation. "As our customers grow their operations, Citrix' new MetaFrame XP product family will allow them to expand their application deployment capabilities with a wide-range of management capabilities. Citrix MetaFrame XP supports our efforts to provide enterprise-scale application access via the Web." Sitara Networks, Inc. "Sitara's primary focus is to provide enterprise organisations and service providers with a fully-integrated, holistic Quality of Service (QoS) platform that enables enterprises and service providers to deploy new e-business applications, protect critical application performance and improve network efficiency," said Ed DeArias, executive vice president of worldwide sales and marketing for Sitara Networks, Inc. "We see Citrix' introduction of Citrix MetaFrame XP as key in making it even easier for customers to control their resources and bandwidth needs across the extended enterprise through a single point." Superior Consultant Company "As a healthcare consulting firm to hospitals and managed care, Superior Consultant Company uses Citrix MetaFrame to deliver secure Windows applications across the enterprise to any device our clients choose," said Scott Zaffrin, Director of Marketing and the Digital Partner Program, spokesperson for Superior. "The scalability of MetaFrame XP enables our clients to enhance and manage their systems and deliver Windows applications across the enterprise from a single point across any network. Superior will assist our clients with implementation and management of MetaFrame XP, to achieve maximum utilisation of resources and reduce the cost of ownership." TopTier Software, Inc. "It is essential for companies today to leverage technology that will allow them to provide workers with convenient, centralised access to critical business information," said Shai Agassi, CEO and founder of TopTier Software, Inc. "Citrix NFuse software, in conjunction with a Citrix MetaFrame application serving environment, complements the ability of TopTier's Enterprise Unification Platform to provide a single-point, Web-based information access solution that integrates and unifies existing business applications. With the launch of a unified MetaFrame XP, our customers will be able to efficiently navigate between multiple MetaFrame XP sessions using TopTier's 'Drag and Relate(tm)' functionality, contributing significantly to the effectiveness of their TopTier Enterprise Unification Platform solution." Wyse Technology "The ability of Citrix MetaFrame XP to manage application infrastructures of all sizes, whether it's a single server farm in a single location, or multiple server farms operating in disparate locations, provides an even more compelling reason for businesses to turn to server-based computing," said Jeff McNaught, vice president of customer marketing for Wyse Technology. "As the number of businesses using server-based computing continues to expand, Wyse's thin appliances represent the ideal desktop companion for Citrix MetaFrame XP to help drive down IT costs and simplify desktop management." Beta Customers Cerner Corporation "Currently, more than 50 of our healthcare clients are running Cerner's HNA Millennium and HNA Classic solutions in a Citrix MetaFrame environment," said Jim Coons, senior technical consultant for Cerner Corporation. "As their server farms grow, these companies will benefit from the improved stability and robustness of MetaFrame XP. We've been impressed with the application packaging and delivery capability, which lets administrators centrally configure and manage installations and upgrades across the server farm instead of going to each server. In addition, MetaFrame XP's new architecture will allow Cerner to offer a database solution to larger clients for the first time. We're very happy with the new product." Chevron "Citrix technology is an important enabler that is allowing Chevron to do business any time and anywhere," said David Gallimore, senior systems analyst, Chevron. "Citrix MetaFrame XP and NFuse are the foundation for our NetGIL (Global Information Link) worldwide, standardised desktop. This server-based desktop enables us to solve information access challenges unique to the energy business. For example, an oil rig worker way out in the Gulf can get applications via a thin device that is replaceable without tech support. And an employee can go to an Internet café in Hungary, bring up the NetGIL desktop on a Web browser, and receive a personalised set of applications and data. As we scale up to more than 40 Windows 2000 servers to support NetGIL, Citrix MetaFrame XP's enhanced load management capability and full integration with Active Directory will help ensure the success of this enterprise-wide initiative." Data Transit International, Inc. "I'm not sure who is more excited about Citrix MetaFrame XP - our ASP customers or us," said Jim Kerr, director, ASP Technology Services, Data Transit International, Inc. "MetaFrame XP gives us greater flexibility to meet our customers' specific needs. For example, the new Client Time Zone Support feature will greatly benefit our customers in the insurance industry, who can write a policy for a West Coast customer using an application hosted at our East Coast data center, and ensure that policy coverage reflects the local time. Without MetaFrame XP, we could be forced to spend a significant amount on special software for each of our servers to accomplish this." Diageo "As an experienced user of Citrix MetaFrame, Diageo was delighted with the opportunity to beta test the new Extended Platform release" commented Martin Bennett, Group Communications Architect, Diageo. "We found it substantially easier to configure and deploy applications across our multiple sites and anticipate considerable benefits from the improved architecture. In particular, the improved management capabilities will make large scale implementations across our global infrastructure a great deal simpler." Groningen University "From our evaluation of Citrix MetaFrame XP, we believe the new solution provides enhanced scalability and control over the management of server farms through the use of the Citrix Management Console," said Hans Brouwers, ICT Specialist, Groningen University. " Furthermore, MetaFrame XP's extensive support for publishing applications via the Web, with the integration of Citrix NFuse technology, is also compelling and provides additional management benefits. We already deploy applications for our administration staff over the University's Intranet using NFuse and hope to extend this capability to an electronic educational environment for our students using MetaFrame XP." Mercantile Safe Deposit and Trust "For over two years we've relied on MetaFrame to provide bank employees in 200 locations with fast access to over 60 key applications. MetaFrame also solves the support challenges of our traditional client/server system and delivers unparalleled reliability - we had zero system downtime last year," said Eric Wedemeyer, assistant vice president of Mercantile Safe Deposit and Trust. "Based upon these results and our initial testing of MetaFrame XP, we're really excited about the new product, which will give us even greater manageability and scalability. MetaFrame XP will provide us with key capabilities to manage our expanding infrastructure, including our server farm, licenses and printers, as well as integrate our Tivoli system - all from a single management console. Citrix technology enables our IT team to do more with less, so we can support the continued growth of our core banking business." ProTier "As an ASP currently hosting MetaFrame 1.8 and using Citrix NFuse as our exclusive deployment platform, we're looking forward to implementing MetaFrame XP," said Dave McCrory, chief technology officer at ProTier. "This new release of MetaFrame will further enhance our administrative processes. Specifically, the Citrix Management Console, with its single unified interface is a great improvement over switching between multiple interfaces to manage our servers. Additionally, MetaFrame XP's printer management capability will unquestionably reduce our customer support time and cost." Weyerhaeuser "Our company's strong growth has created the need for larger server farms that can deliver more applications to more users," said Jason Shave, senior specialist, Weyerhaeuser. "As a longstanding Citrix customer, we welcome the new Citrix MetaFrame XP software, which gives us tools - such as license and printer management - to efficiently administer and scale up our Windows 2000 server implementation. Among other benefits, Citrix MetaFrame XP lets us streamline administration from a central console, standardise processes enterprise-wide and deliver business applications to users via our corporate Web portal using Citrix NFuse." Industry Analysts Aberdeen Group "In order to take full advantage of eCommerce and the new Internet-driven business process, users' enterprise application architectures will need to expand into Internet Application Architectures," said Tom Manter, research director for Windows 2000 Platforms at Aberdeen Group. "Citrix' new MetaFrame XP product is designed to deliver enhanced scalability and manageability features for the small, medium and large enterprise looking to employ proven Web-enabling technology in their business." IDC "With its latest release, Citrix has added significant value to its MetaFrame for Windows application delivery platform family," said Steve Garone, program vice president, application development & deployment, at IDC. "The MetaFrame family of products has for a long time represented a leadership application serving solution. With MetaFrame XP's added features for enterprise command and control, Citrix should, in IDC's opinion, experience increased market momentum." About Citrix MetaFrame Citrix MetaFrame application server software is enabling organisations to achieve "Digital Independence" from the high cost and complexity of traditional computing by transforming the way they deploy, manage and access business applications across the extended enterprise. MetaFrame extends the functionality of Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition and Microsoft Windows 2000 Terminal Services, as well as UNIX operating systems. It provides enterprise application management for increased scalability, deployment and simplified application support, Web enablement of applications via Citrix NFuse application portal software, and universal application access to users in any location, on any device, over any network connection - wireless to Web. About Citrix Citrix Systems, Inc. is a global leader in application server software and services that offer "Digital IndependenceÔ" - the ability to run any application on any device over any connection, wireless to Web. Citrix solutions enable organisations of all types, from major enterprises to emerging application service providers (ASPs), to reach more users, with more applications, in more locations - and achieve this with greater speed and predictability, and lower costs. 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