Citrix unleashes 3300 partners to sell XenServer and XenDesktop, Q3 revenues up by $7 million

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During its Q3 2008 earnings call Citrix unveiled some interesting data about its server and desktop virtualization achievements.

First of all the Q3 revenues for XenServer and XenDesktop are up by $7 million, which gives good hopes to match the goal of $25 million for 2008.

Even more interesting is the actual number of partners that Citrix hired to sell the two products above: 3,300 so far, where the number of resellers quadrupled just for the last quarter
It’s worth to note that only 1,200 of those partners are already trained and certified for XenDesktop, so Citrix still has a lot of opportunities to leverage its channel.

Last but not least Citrix reports 200 new customers for XenDesktop (including Tesco, the largest retailer in the UK, and SAP) added during Q3.

Thanks to Seeking Alpha for the call transcript.