Cloud Software Group and Microsoft Forge Comprehensive Partnership

Cloud Software Group Inc. and Microsoft Corp. have announced a significant eight-year strategic partnership aimed at bolstering collaboration and innovation in cloud and AI solutions. Under the agreement, Cloud Software Group commits $1.65 billion to leverage Microsoft's cloud infrastructure and generative AI capabilities, reinforcing the enduring alliance between Citrix, a business unit of Cloud Software Group, and Microsoft. Citrix emerges as the preferred Microsoft Global Azure Partner for Enterprise Desktop as a Service, catering to joint Azure customers and enhancing their cloud journeys with tailored solutions and expert support.

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This collaboration underscores the shared commitment of both companies to empower organizations with secure, innovative solutions for enhanced productivity in an era of flexible work models. With Cloud Software Group transitioning all its employees to Microsoft 365 and Citrix leveraging Microsoft Azure as its preferred cloud solution, the partnership promises to deliver transformative solutions at scale. Judson Althoff, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Microsoft, emphasizes the joint vision for customer success through integrated solutions and go-to-market support, positioning Citrix to offer secure app and desktop delivery platforms that enable flexible work while ensuring information security.

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