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Tuesday 13 February 2018

Citrix bags Cedexis to boost app delivery

logoThe latest acquisition by Citrix Systems is not the answer to the commotion that has been apparent within the business over the past year (post restructuring impact, GoTo spin out, CEO switch, mixed FY results) but it may provide a pointer to where its attention will be focussed.

The acquired company is Portland, US-based Cedexis, a company founded in 2009 that media reports indicate has raised $36.7m in funding. It offers a data-driven service that dynamically optimises the flow of traffic across public clouds, data centres, content delivery networks and ISPs. In essence, it uses crowdsourced data to determine performance so it can automatically route traffic around slow pieces of the public internet.

It will slot into the NetScaler and application delivery area of Citrix, playing to broader market requirements for performance and business continuity, and visibility. It might open up a new customer base for Citrix because Cedexis targets commercial organisations like SaaS and CDN providers delivering high bandwidth content to end users but we’ll have to wait to see how this pans out. 

Posted by Angela Eager at '09:21' - Tagged: acquisition   startup   software  

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