Citrix eyes 50 times faster services

NEW DELHI: Two days after Citrix Systems announced acquisition of, analysts feel the move may make the company one of the leading providers of cloud computing infrastructure in India. Citrix is already considered to have major expertise in providing virtualization services and experts feel that after buying it will be able to offer a solution to companies looking to move to cloud computing.

Cloud computing is the latest buzzword in the IT industry as it is expected to "free" people from their desktop computers and let them access data services anytime, anywhere with the help of an internet connection."As I see it, currently chief information officers, the people who look after IT departments in their companies, are most pre-occupied with virtualization. Cloud computing is third priority on their list," said Biswajeet Mahapatra, research director for Gartner and an expert on enterprise IT.

Citrix Systems on July 12 announced it had completed the acquisition of, a market leading provider of software infrastructure platforms for cloud providers. Citing research report by IDC, the company said transition from the PC era to the cloud era is expected to fuel a massive build-out in cloud infrastructure, creating a market that may exceed $11 billion by 2014.

"With the addition of, Citrix will be able to offer services up to 50 times faster, at one fifth the cost of alternative solutions," said Ravi Gururaj, V-P of engineering at Citrix.