Citrix acquires Sanbolic to bolster workload delivery

Sanbolic's technology is useful for deployments that need to be geo-distributed across multiple locations and clouds.

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Citrix on Monday announced that it has acquired Sanbolic, a fellow purveyor of storage virtualization that focuses on the delivery of application-specific workloads. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

Sanbolic's technology is useful for deployments that need to be geo-distributed across multiple locations and clouds. Its customers can software define the storage of application-specific workloads from any media type.

Citrix plans to integrate Sanbolic's portfolio with its XenDesktop, XenApp and XenMobile products to improve the application delivery process.

"Infrastructure complexity continues to hinder VDI and application delivery deployments. By leveraging Sanbolic technology with XenDesktop and XenApp," said Geir Ramleth, SVP and chief strategy officer at Citrix, in a statement. "Citrix is able to address this problem head-on, delivering solutions to our customers that simplify the infrastructure and reduce the overall cost of deployment and management."

The Sanbolic purchase is the third acquisition by Citrix in the last several months. Citrix bolstered its production of enterprise mobility products with its purchase of Virtual last September, followed by the acquisition of RightSignature in October, giving Citrix a portfolio of online document signing tools that it used to beef up its ShareFile service.

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