How does Citrix access cloud vendors?
Citrix accesses cloud vendors to offer a hybrid cloud SD WAN deployment. Their strongest partnership is with Microsoft Azure, as they are a Gold partner in Application Development, Application Integration, Cloud Platform, Datacenter and Security. Automated provisioning of Citrix SD WAN VPx instances to create a direct connection from branch offices to applications hosted in Azure. Clients can one-click provision resources within new or pre-existing virtual networks to create connections from every site to Azure. Automated virtual path setup is available via the master control node (MCN), and network deployments can be automated by leveraging Citrix SD WAN and Azure Virtual WAN to help connect sites to workloads on Azure.
Citrix SD WAN capabilities can be accessed via AWS, which is designed to optimize connectivity to IaaS instances and SaaS applications, using AWS Elastic Block Storage (EBS) or AWS EC2. This can be sourced with Bring Your Own License or via the AWS Marketplace. This also allows clients to connect to AWS from remote locations, branch offices and for mobile workers, without the need for a VPN.
On-ramp is available to Google Cloud Platform (GCP) with virtual SD WAN appliances in the cloud - available from GCP marketplace. This facilitates simpler setup of SD WAN instances in the cloud, providing connectivity from branches to GCP via virtual overlays. The service integrates with HDX using the Citrix Independent Computing Architecture (ICA) protocol - a proprietary protocol for an application server system, to deliver fast connectivity to virtual applications and desktops. Also performs with applications such as G suite, QoS, link bonding and packet inspection.