It’s a Mobile World After All

by Ray Mar, Citrix Sales Enablement Manager, NetApp


Can’t believe a year has almost gone by since I was at my first Citrix Synergy. The great energy and excitement was certainly felt all through the event from the keynote to the expo hall to meeting great folks along the way. I can’t wait to attend this year’s Synergy 2014.


Also join NetApp, a Platinum sponsor of Synergy, from May 6-8 at the Anaheim Convention Center. We’ve planned an exciting experience with opportunities for you to meet and mingle with our executives, technical experts, and customers along with our strategic partners, Citrix and Cisco.


There’s no denying it, but mobile workstyle is here to stay. We all want to be able to access our data anywhere, at anytime on any device. Come learn how you can accelerate business success with proven and efficient NetApp® flash storage and Citrix mobile workspace solutions to meet your organization’s mobility needs. Here are some of the exciting things you'll get to experience:


See the Latest Technologies


Come by Booth 201 to learn about the latest NetApp offerings with Citrix through demos and mini-theater presentations on Citrix XenDesktop, ShareFile, and CloudPlatform with NetApp as the on-premises storage platform.


Full schedule of all the mini-theater presentations will be available soon…so check back.


Hear from Our Customers and Experts


This year we have some great NetApp sessions that await you. Here are the details of all our sessions:


Accelerating Business Value with Citrix & NetApp Customer Panel

Customers looking to deploy mobility solutions want to see a rapid return on their investment. In this panel discussion, hear real life customers who have successfully deployed and now enjoy the benefits of their Citrix environments from XenDesktop to ShareFile running on NetApp storage.


Tuesday, May 6th

2:00PM - 2:45PM


Building a Standardized Cloud Architecture and Self-service Portal with Ease

This session will describe how to simplify provisioning, monitoring and management of virtual desktops and applications in the cloud with a secure, multi-tenant datacenter. Learn how organizations have deployed a cloud-based desktop virtualization solution to thousands of users with a combined solution from Citrix, NetApp and Cisco. The benefits include simplified operations, orchestration of management tasks, scalability to thousands of devices and guaranteed quality of service.


Wednesday, May 7th 

4:30PM – 5:15PM


Architecting XenDesktop Solutions with NetApp

This session will give you the tools to successfully deploy scalable Citrix XenDesktop solutions with NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP and E Series Flash Arrays. Topics will include storage and software configuration best practices, performance testing results and utilization of the NetApp Data ONTAP PowerShell Toolkit to speed provisioning and management.


Thursday, May 8th 

9:30AM – 10:15AM


Empower Enterprises to Choose How Data is Accessed, Shared, Stored and Protected

IT must embrace mobility to meet the demands of a distributed workforce. Easy collaboration and the ability to securely access and share data are essential. Learn how Citrix ShareFile with NetApp storage solutions helps organizations meet these requirements by delivering an enterprise-ready, follow-me-data solution. This session will also explore how a customer can utilize ShareFile on NetApp storage across multiple geographies to enable mobile workspace and business continuity.


Thursday, May 8th 

4:30PM – 5:15PM


Meet Our Executives & Technical Experts


Want to learn about how to accelerate your business success? Then request a personal meeting with us at Citrix Synergy. This is a great opportunity for you to meet and discuss with NetApp executives and technical experts about your requirements to enable mobile workspace within your organization.


To request a meeting, go here.



Social Media at Citrix Synergy 2014

What better way to keep up with conversation throughout the week than by following those at the event? We’ll provide a list of NetApp staff and partners that will be tweeting and/or blogging live from Synergy. And of course, don't forget to join the conversation and follow along on Twitter using the #NetAppSynergy hashtag.


Follow @netapp on Twitter, like us on Facebook and watch us on YouTube to keep up with everything NetApp.


Let us know what you are most looking forward to at Citrix Synergy 2014?


We look forward to experiencing this exciting world of mobility with you soon!



Request a personal one-hour meeting with NetApp at Citrix Synergy, May 6-8, 2014 in Anaheim, CA through the NetApp VIP Program. Learn more about desktop & server virtualization, data sharing, and cloud with @netapp data management pros @CitrixSynergy and practical implementation in your environment. Request a meeting at