Citrix announced the acquisition of Framehawk, provider of a software platform for application mobilization. The acquisition is a strategic move as the Framehawk Platform enables high-performance of virtual desktops and application delivery to mobile devices, Citrix might take advantage of the Framehawk platform and use it with XenApp and XenDesktop in order to improve its performance on bad networking conditions.
Obviously Citrix is aiming to regain ground in the VDI market, that is gathering momentum even though slower than expected, as also evidenced by the recent announcement of AWS.
Citrix did not reveal yet details and terms of the acquisition. Only yesterday Citrix announced the new Group VP & GM, Desktop & Apps Rakesh Narasimhan, after former director Bob Schultz left the company to join VMware.
Sudhakar Ramakrishna, Citrix Senior Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise and Service Provider division declared:
With enterprises increasingly enabling mobility for their employees, the ability to deliver apps and desktops with the best user experience to any of the billions of devices on the market is of paramount importance. As a company, we are focused on delivering the best user experience on any device, over any network. The addition of Framehawk’s technology to the HDX portfolio enables Citrix to continue to lead the industry in delivering a powerful virtual desktop and application experience.