LightEdge Joins the Citrix Service Provider Program to Bring New Level of Value to Customers

DES MOINES, IA – April 14, 2015 – LightEdge Solutions announced today that it has joined the Citrix Service Provider program to offer customers LightEdge Workplace Cloud, a hosted offering that allows for a seamless user experience with anytime, anywhere secure access to business applications and vital information. LightEdge Workplace Cloud empowers businesses and their mobile employees to successfully be productive with full secure access to their traditional in-house resources from any device and any location. The Workplace Cloud is built on the industry leading Citrix solutions of Citrix XenApp, Citrix XenDesktop and Citrix XenMobile and located locally in LightEdge’s Midwest data centers in order to deliver a high quality user experience. XenMobile offers high-demand features like Mobile Device Management (MDM) and ShareFile, the easiest way to securely deliver and share documents.

LightEdge’s Workplace Cloud allows our customers to extend the reach of not only their legacy applications, but also traditional Windows applications and data to next generation end user devices and prolongs the lifespan of aging equipment. Customer’s applications—Windows, legacy, client-server—can now be made available through customer app store portals just like next generation cloud and SaaS architectures.

Applications, vital data, network drives and desktops can live in a data center, a colocation facility or in-house where clients can mix, match and manage them through a single console. With BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) becoming more mainstream, LightEdge Workplace Cloud instantly and effectively solves security and access challenges that traditionally hampered mobile use of business resources.

In addition to introducing LightEdge Workplace Cloud, LightEdge has built two new Executive Briefing Centers in Des Moines and Kansas City. These will be dedicated to walking visitors through LightEdge Workplace Cloud and the one-of-a-kind product features in a live, hands-on environment. Consulting experts are ready to do a deep dive into the best fit for each company’s unique challenges-saving businesses time, money and the headaches of balancing unproductive workloads.

Citrix allows companies to reserve their valuable time for focusing on their business, instead of the systems operating it. That is precisely why 100% of the Fortune 100 list and 98% of the Fortune 500 are currently deploying Citrix solutions. Citrix provides the peace of mind that critical business processes are running effectively and efficiently to remain on the cutting-edge and maintain their industry-top spots.

“Hosted solutions like the new LightEdge Workplace Cloud are in tremendous demand by end users who need anytime, anywhere access to business information from any device. By developing a hosted services business based on the proven Citrix multi-tenant technologies, LightEdge will enable customers to obtain the highest quality user experience available today,” said Scott Swanburg, Senior Director of Market Development, Citrix Cloud App Delivery.

“One of the biggest challenges facing the business marketplace is the flexible and secure access to business applications for today’s mobile and dynamic workforce. As a member of the Citrix Service Provider program, we are able to offer end users complete cloud-based applications with secure access todesktops, as well as mobile device management and Sharefile,” said Jeff Springborn, President and COO of LightEdge.  “Aligning with Citrix ensures we have the leading technology in the industry, plus a supportive network for setting up the business side of our Workplace Cloud offering. Combine that with LightEdge’s full professional services team that will guide projects by determining the best solution set for each unique business and we believe it’s a true formula for success for both customers and the company.”

About LightEdge Solutions

LightEdge Solutions is an experienced and proven leader in, data center, Enterprise IT cloud solutions, and network integration, providing businesses with reliable access to Fortune 100-level infrastructure that quickly adapts and scales to meet changing business requirements. LightEdge, which is owned by The Anschutz Corporation, was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa. LightEdge serves both Midwestern and national companies from its five regional office locations with scalable and customized IT solutions that leverage a fully redundant network backbone connecting all carrier neutral data centers, as well as an experienced  team of engineers.

For more information, visit www.lightedge.com.

About the Citrix Service Provider Program 

Citrix provides the complete package for partners to build and deliver complete hosted workspace portfolios with hosted desktops, hosted apps, mobile device management and secure file share and sync, plus the infrastructure for self-service provisioning and secure networking. With Citrix, service providers have all of the elements to create scalable, reliable private or public cloud-based DaaS offerings.

More information about the Citrix Service Provider program can be found at www.citrix.com/csp.

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