Citrix and Kaviza have finalized an agreement that will see the former company purchase the latter for an undisclosed sum.

Citrix said the acquisition would strengthen its existing product lineup and allow it to bring Kaviza's systems to a wider business marketplace.

"The Kaviza team and the innovative technology they have built will add significant value to our desktop virtualization product line as more and more SMBs adopt virtual desktops, and it will help us drive continued growth and market leadership in desktop virtualization," Citrix desktop division senior vice president and general manager Gordon Payne said.

Kaviza's VDI-in-a-box product is aimed at small businesses and those with limited IT staff, allowing them to take advantage of desktop virtualization technology without a lot of advanced knowledge. The product will also integrate with Citrix's existing XenDesktop offerings.

Analysts say the fusion of innovative products like Kaviza's with Citrix's extensive experience with virtualized infrastructure could prove to be a winning combination, improving the options available to business users looking to add flexibility to their IT systems.


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