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Quest® and Citrix Collaborate to Deliver DaaS for Business

Quest Grows Cloud and Managed Services Portfolio with Market-leading Citrix XenApp and Citrix XenDesktop

LOS ANGELES – May 6, 2014 – Today at Citrix Synergy™, Citrix announced that Quest®, one of the first and largest desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) providers, has aligned with Citrix to offer services using Citrix market-leading DaaS technologies, including Citrix XenApp® and Citrix XenDesktop® virtual app and desktop delivery, to provide workspaces-as-a-service for businesses. Citrix technology provides a complete mobile workspace solution that securely delivers apps, desktops, files and services to any user, on any device, over any network. Quest brings a deep understanding of managed and cloud services to its customers, providing customizable healthcare IT consulting and software solutions, financial services, higher education, government and manufacturing industries. Quest services are built on the Cisco Desktop® as a Service solution, which includes Citrix technology, bringing scalability, performance advantages and simplified management to the Quest platform.

For over 30 years, Quest has been delivering IT capabilities to organizations of all sizes to address their unique business needs. Quest is partnering with Citrix as one of the newest and most successful Citrix Service Providers to offer DaaS and hosted application services to meet the increasing demand for secure, mobile access to data, while reducing IT costs and complexity. Quest delivers hosted desktops and applications to any device from Quest's global Service Delivery Centers or on a customer's premise.


Tim Burke, President and CEO, Quest “We are excited to begin working with Citrix as a service provider. Our customers expect hosted desktops and hosted applications from us with the very best user experience, scalability and fit-for-purpose customization. Our companies are also highly aligned in our visions to provide customers with entire workspace services going forward.”

Mitch Parker, Vice President and General Manager, Citrix Cloud Services “Citrix is very excited to add Quest as a Citrix Service Provider. With a long track record of delivering specialized services to their customers, Quest is a strong, experienced and notable addition to the over 1,500 CSPs who are delivering desktops and apps as a service today using Citrix products. By leveraging Citrix market-leading app and desktop virtualization solutions, Quest is able to support the delivery of a mobile workspace for businesses. We are looking forward to a strong partnership with Quest in growing the DaaS market.”

Satinder Sethi, Vice President, Data Center Solutions, Cisco “Our work with Quest and Citrix demonstrates the continued momentum with our Cisco Desktop as a Service Solution. With the power of the Cisco Unified Computing System™ and the Cisco Unified Data Center architecture, our service provider partners can offer a cloud-based, as-a-service solution, with Cisco Powered performance, scalability and security.”

Enabling DaaS through Citrix Service Providers

With over 350,000 DaaS subscribers, the Citrix Service Provider (CSP) channel leverages XenApp application delivery, XenDesktop virtual desktop delivery, Citrix XenMobile® enterprise mobility management and Citrix NetScaler® web app delivery, significantly expanding on the company's leadership in on-premise and cloud-hosted app and desktop virtualization, and mobility and networking.

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Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) is a leader in mobile workspaces, providing virtualization, mobility management, networking and cloud services to enable new ways to work better. Citrix solutions power business mobility through secure, personal workspaces that provide people with instant access to apps, desktops, data and communications on any device, over any network and cloud. This year Citrix is celebrating 25 years of innovation, making IT simpler and people more productive. With annual revenue in 2013 of $2.9 billion, Citrix solutions are in use at more than 330,000 organizations and by over 100 million users globally. Learn more at

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Quest is a worldwide leader in technology management offering a portfolio of professional, cloud and managed services. Either on-site or from one of 23 secure global service delivery centers, Quest offers security, disaster recovery, business continuity, data backup and replication, Desktops as a Service, virtualization, system performance, application development, wireless, hosted HD video conferencing, telecommunications & transport, VoIP, consulting and technical staffing services to power and manage your entire enterprise. QuestFlex®, a unique and flexible service level agreement, allows companies to “Invest in the Capability, Not in the Product®” by providing specific industry leading technology capabilities customizable to their requirements.

Quest is Company of the Year in the Cloud Elite category of the 2013 Solution Provider 500 list, is ranked #35 on the Third Annual Top 100 Cloud Services Providers List, also known as the Talkin' Cloud 100, by Nine Lives Media and was recently named to the CRN MSP Elite 150, the top Managed Solution Providers in the technology industry by CRN Magazine. Quest is also #40 on the MSPmentor 501, #7 on the MSPmentor 200 North America and is one of the top 200 companies on CRN's Solution Provider 500.

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