On Tuesday, Citrix announced that it has closed a $1.5 billion deal to buy the company that provides remote desktop clients for the company’s cloud-based platforms, Citix.com and XenApp.
The transaction is expected to close by the end of the year, according to a Citrix spokesperson.
That transaction, announced on Wednesday, was the latest in a series of recent acquisitions that have seen the company increase its footprint.
In July, it purchased the startup XenApp and its mobile app, Xapp, for $1 billion.
Last year, Cityx acquired Citrix Cloud Service, a private cloud provider.
And in November, it acquired the software-as-a-service (SaaS) Cloud Service and a small cloud computing service called Citrix Connect to create Citrix.com.
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Citrix Cloud Services was built for businesses with data centers, where users often need to connect to their data centers and use remote desktops to access and access data.
It offers a suite of Citrix cloud-enabled products, including XenApp, XenDesktop, and XenDesktop Express, along with a number of additional services and applications.
According to the company website, the company has been expanding its footprint with more than 5,000 employees worldwide.
Last month, the firm announced that Citrix would add another 600 jobs in Dublin, Ireland, and that it had hired nearly 1,100 new employees since the beginning of the month.
It has also said it is looking to expand its cloud infrastructure in the U.S. and Europe.
The deal is the latest move by Citrix in an increasingly competitive landscape.
Earlier this year, it said it would acquire the mobile app developer, iFixit, and its data center platform, Citrico, for an undisclosed amount.
The company is also exploring acquisitions.
In March, it bought the data center company DataBase for $400 million, the same price that it paid for the startup, DataBase, in August 2015.
The acquisition comes as other companies continue to try to grab market share from Citrix, and it is also notable given the cloud provider’s recent focus on cloud-first services, such as Citrix Home and Citrix Share.
The recent moves by Cityx and Xenapp highlight its strategy to get a piece of the cloud.