April 4, 2018

Citrix announces expansion of cloud services in APJ

The expansion seeks to meet growing business demand and specific requirements of enterprises in the Asia Pacific and Japan region.

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Software and cloud computing company Citrix has expanded their cloud services in the APJ (Asia Pacific and Japan) region. By launching the new ‘Citrix Cloud management plane’, the company plans to meet business demands of organizations in a growing cloud-centric market.

Citrix say that cloud adoption rates in the APJ region have been growing by leaps and bounds. Speaking about the yearly growth for cloud adoption, Citrix claimed that the Asia Pacific region excluding China and Japan has grown by 38.2% since last year, whereas China and Japan have grown by 33.2% and 4.2% respectively.

According to Citrix, this rising trend has been seen mostly among government organizations and agencies. They further added that with the new Citrix Cloud management plane, they will allow these organizations to migrate to cloud environments with ease.

Speaking about the expansion, David Nicol, Director of Cloud Services and New Business at Citrix Australia and New Zealand, commented:

In terms of adopting Citrix cloud services, we are seeing one of the fastest adoption rates anywhere globally. Three of the top 10 cloud customers globally are based in Australia … that’s in terms of the number of active users that customers have on the service. So we’re seeing very fast adoption.

Emphasizing the demand from government organizations, Nicol continued by saying:

Customers that have — particularly from government and finance industries, as examples — they will I guess feel more confident in that any data relating to their Citrix services is remaining in country for security and compliance reasons.

In closing, Citrix added that they plan to provide native language support of their cloud services for the region.

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