Welcome to the Citrix Summit 2017 Keynote coverage post. In this post you will read a summary of what happened and was relevant during the 3+ hours of presentation.
Carlos Sartorius is taking the stage to welcome us after a pretty energetic start by a percussion band kicked things off.
2016 was a pretty good year for Citrix; partners and employees are being thanked by Carlos. A nicely done video rolled out to highlight the success of 2016, key things for me was the 1319 wins over VMware and 1035 ove F5. I know these are Citrix numbers, I’m wondering what their numbers would say.
Numbers for 2016:
- 4476 net new customers
- $82M+ revenue
- 995 new cloud customers
- 1814 trade up
- 25% customers with more than one product
- 99% penetration on Fortune 500 companies
- 69194 partner advised or fulfilled opportunities
- 98% product transaction through partners
The first message of from Kirill is “Winning Together” and makes an analogy to an Formula 1 teams and how everyone is important for their success.
Kirill announced a partnership with RedBull Formula One racing team. The team’s CIO is on stage talking about how their are using Citrix technologies. Citrix will write a few white papers to help share the use cases.
What are customers looking at today? 2016 was a very intense year for Cyber Security,even the US presidential debates had to touch on that point and that is also highlighted on this keynote.
Citrix continue to do a company-wide cloud transformation for their products, I think it will have a slow adoption but the direction is correct.
Citrix is now announcing Citrix Ready HCI workspace appliance program for the delivery of complete VDI solutions
On the cloud offerings Citrix is renaming some of their offerings with Microsoft. XenApp Essentials, XenDesktop Essentials are the new names but there is also now XenMobile Essentials for EMS and Skype running on Raspberry Pi.
So what is winning in 2017 will mean for Citrix.
Carlos is back on stage to talk about the sales strategy of 2017. Win with secure workspaces, Win with Networking and win with Microsoft
Great summary slide of the strategy
The Keynote has ended, Thank you for reading…