Citrix acquires ShareFile


Citrix Systems announced it has acquired ShareFile1, a provider of
secure, cloud-based data storage, sharing and collaboration.


The ShareFile product line makes it easy for businesses to securely
store, sync and share business documents and files, both inside and outside the
company. ShareFile’s centralized cloud storage capability allows users to share
files across multiple devices and access them from any location.


The acquisition of ShareFile brings to Citrix a new technology platform
and a talented team with deep experience in data services and cloud computing.
ShareFile CEO, Jesse Lipson, will become vice president and general manager of
the newly-formed Data Sharing product group at Citrix.


This is a highly strategic acquisition that enables Citrix to deliver
all three of the critical components for the personal cloud collaboration,
apps and data with amazing accessibility and productivity on any device. Its
follow-me-data strategy means data will be shared across people, across apps
and across devices.


“As customers and partners build on this platform, they will be able to
easily add follow-me-data services to their software, leverage the data that
other apps store there and instantly inherit all the management, mobility and
scalability that’s in the ShareFile infrastructure,” said Mark Templeton,
president and CEO, Citrix Systems.


Citrix expects the personal cloud market to be a multi-billion dollar
opportunity by 2015, fueled by trends such as cloud computing, faster
bandwidth, email limitations and the consumerization of IT.


With the acquisition of ShareFile, Citrix is adding follow-me-data”
capabilities to its portfolio, allowing business users to access their
documents and files from anywhere, share them across multiple devices and
collaborate easily with colleagues.

Joining the Citrix team will provide a
great home to the thousands of
corporate customers, serving millions of users worldwide.
The combination of Citrix and ShareFile will also help
spur incredible new innovation around the role of data in the new Cloud Era
workplace,” said
Jesse Lipson, CEO, ShareFile.


Recently, Gizmox announced it received
a strategic investment from Citrix Systems.

As part of the investment, Gizmox and Citrix are working together to
enable enterprises to deliver existing and new applications to the rapidly
expanding set of HTML5-enabled
devices. This will drive further innovation in delivering applications to
any device, anywhere.

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