Network, software and storage VAD Mindware has been appointed by Citrix as the Authorised Citrix Service Provider (CSP) Distributor in the Middle East region, thanks to its offices in Egypt, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Under the Citrix Service Provider Distributor programme, Mindware would provide product and service fulfilment, technical and business enablement and support to the Citrix Service Providers in the Middle East. The Citrix Service Provider Program is a Citrix partner programme designed specifically for service providers who provide paid third party hosted software services to end-user customers. In addition to complete Desktops-as-a-Service offerings, many Citrix Service Providers host a single application or applications for an ISV who does not have a SaaS-based offering, provide NetScaler as a service, mobility (mobile device management) as a service and/or managed services to their clients.
With Mindware becoming the Authorized CSP Distributor in the Middle East region, integrators that aim to become Citrix Service Provider would benefit from more than 15 years of product, technical and licensing expertise as a Citrix distributor. They would also get access to skilled consultants and experts as well as to the Citrix Cloud lab environments to demonstrate the value of Citrix SaaS solutions to customers.
Philippe Jarre, CEO of Mindware, said: “Mindware is delighted to be appointed as an Authorised Citrix Service Provider Distributor for the Middle East. Our distribution relationship with Citrix has grown over the years. This new programme is a natural extension as the technology adoption matures from on-prem to the cloud. With Citrix, our partners/ service providers will have all the elements to create scalable, reliable, private or public cloud-based offerings. This will help our partners to be more productive and profitable.”
Piotr Faderski, Partner Director, Emerging Markets, Citrix, said: “as a Citrix Service Partner Program Distributor, Mindware will help manage and support the service providers in the region who want to build and deliver complete hosted service portfolio (hosted desktops and hosted apps, mobile device management and secure file share, infrastructure for self-service provisioning and secure networking). Mindware will also support in the hosted workspace activities of these partners and ensure on-time reporting for their products.”