Investigate the business benefits of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

Published on 22 Nov 2021

Citrix Virtual Apps

As firms moved away from conventional PC desktops and toward virtualized solutions, IT managers hosted and managed apps and desktops from an on-premises data center. This proved to be more effective than conventional PC setups since IT administrators could control desktop and application delivery centrally; nevertheless, some areas needed to be optimized and made more efficient. With the macroeconomic climate-altering and economic demands mounting, organizations are turning to cloud services to ease the maintenance of their current installations. 

Additionally, they may uncover new advantages, reduce administrative responsibilities, improve end-user experiences, and facilitate the creation of a more agile, secure IT infrastructure. The purpose of this paper is to compare the advantages of shifting to the cloud using Microsoft Azure and then to Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops cloud services to a typical, completely on-premises implementation. We'll also look at how it fits into an organization's broader corporate strategy, assisting in the preparation for today's and future business needs.

When comparing on-premises vs cloud service options, it's critical to consider the value-added by migrating an existing Citrix on-premises infrastructure to Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops on Azure in order to have a net positive effect on the organization.

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The Benefits of Citrix and Microsoft

Time To Value Is Reduced

Simple cloud migration with seamless integration. Accelerate the migration of Citrix workloads from on-premises to Microsoft Azure and shorten time to value. Up to four times quicker deployment of Citrix workloads, easing user onboarding for mergers and acquisitions, new employees, contractors, and a variety of other business-critical use cases.

The Flexibility Of Deployment

Manage both current Citrix installations on-premises and new Windows Virtual Desktops in Azure. IT may migrate on-premises installations to hybrid/cloud resource locations in a manner consistent with business requirements.

Management, Security, And Business Continuity Are Simplified

Azure's integrated cloud services simplify the administration of on-premises and cloud-hosted resources, ease business continuity and disaster recovery planning, and aid in the protection of sensitive intellectual property.

Citrix And Microsoft's Combined Strength

Employees want a consistent experience and seamless access to critical apps and insights that enable them to perform at their best regardless of location – at the office, on the road, or at home.

Citrix and Microsoft are collaborating to reimagine a new, flexible workplace. We assist enterprises in accelerating their cloud migration and adoption of digital workspaces and virtual desktops in order to increase agility, productivity, and security.

Reduce IT expenses and boost productivity with Microsoft Azure cloud VDI solutions

Citrix extends on its long-standing relationship with Microsoft by offering numerous virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) deployment options for Citrix products on Microsoft Azure—including virtual applications, desktops, data, and networking. Customers may either create and deliver workloads on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, therefore lowering total IT costs and enhancing efficiency, or they can implement VDI on Microsoft Azure using Citrix Cloud services.

Citrix Cloud VDI on Microsoft Azure

Citrix capitalizes on Microsoft's efforts on Azure and Remote Desktop Services to provide Citrix Cloud, the quickest and most flexible way to install Citrix technology. Citrix Cloud streamlines the deployment of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), virtual applications, desktops, and entire Citrix workspaces on one or more Azure-based resource locations.

Deploy Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops workloads in Azure

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, when implemented on Microsoft Azure, enable IT departments to offer Enterprise-class VDI infrastructure services for Windows apps and desktops while using the advantages of cloud elasticity. The Azure platform allows IT to dynamically scale and contract computer resources.


Download Citrix's whitepaper to learn more about key considerations when moving from on-premises to the cloud with Microsoft Azure.