To provide virtual desktop environment and virtual software licenses on IIJ GIO
Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ) and IIJ Technology (IIJ-Tech) said that they will be partnering with Citrix Systems to provide cloud services.
IIJ-Tech has concluded a partnership contract through the new Citrix Service Provider (CSP) Program, which was created to offer Citrix software products to IIJ’s customers, such as service providers, and a designated distributor contract.
According to IIJ, the objective of the new partnership is to provide corporate users with the IIJ GIO virtual desktop service as DaaS IIJ GIO that runs on the cloud platform built at IIJ data centres that are connected directly to IIJ’s broadband backbone network, allowing customers to select from a menu of services, to fit their usage level and to construct the cloud environment.
The company said that it will deliver the IIJ GIO Virtual Desktop Service as DaaS by combining IIJ GIO with a selection of Citrix virtual offerings, such as Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop. It allows customers to provide virtual desktop environment and virtual applications and to outsource all aspects of their desktop virtual environment, from construction to operation.
In addition, the partnership would also focus on providing PaaS on IIJ GIO using Xen software licenses as the CSP Program Partner under the CSP program. As a CSP program designated distributor, IIJ-Tech will offer Xen software licenses to service providers.