Azure Virtual Desktop (formerly Windows Virtual Desktop) and Citrix—modernize your environment

Take your virtual apps and desktops to new levels of IT flexibility and efficiency

With Citrix—leveraging Azure Virtual Desktop—you can streamline operations, reduce infrastructure costs, and deliver secure user experiences across all your desktop and app environments. Citrix hybrid cloud deployments deliver centralized, cloud-hosted management, while making the most of your on-premises investments. Together, Citrix and Microsoft simplify cloud transformation and speed adoption of digital workspaces to enable greater agility, productivity, and security.

Enable hybrid multi-cloud

Only Citrix manages any on-premises virtualization deployment alongside Azure Virtual Desktop (formerly Windows Virtual Desktop) and offers managed desktops as a service (DaaS) for the fastest and most cost-effective transition to Microsoft Azure. Realize up to 70 percent savings over three years by leveraging Citrix Cloud services with Azure Virtual Desktop as compared to a legacy, on-premises Citrix and Microsoft deployment1.

Streamline IT operations

Only Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service streamlines Azure Virtual Desktop deployment and lifecycle maintenance, saving you time and money. Enable faster rollouts and time to value, while decreasing cloud spending through advanced scalability and performance optimizations. Customers can achieve savings up to $98 per user, per year versus standalone management, performance or monitoring Azure Virtual Desktop add-ons from disparate 3rd party vendors1.

Deliver secure experiences

Citrix Virtual App and Desktops optimizes user experience on any device, in any location, with single sign-on (SSO) access and simplifies compliance with advanced policy and data security controls. Citrix SD-WAN integrates with Microsoft Azure Virtual WAN to provide high-performance network connectivity and, combined with Citrix HDX technology, optimizes user performance of Microsoft Teams and other teleconferencing solutions on all devices, including Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Optimize performance

Give your users a consistent, optimized experience across devices with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service. For IT, Citrix brings improved user density and maximized performance for today's toughest applications — like interactive voice and video with Microsoft Teams.

Get the most from your virtual desktop environment 

Local government makes the move from Windows devices to Azure Virtual Desktop and Citrix

The City of Corona has a goal of transitioning to the cloud and delivering a great employee experience that is agile enough to support remote work. They have alleviated endpoint devices in favor of Azure Virtual Desktop (formerly Windows Virtual Desktop) and Citrix to go all in on their digital transformation.

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We made the decision to go all in on Microsoft Azure to ultimately transition everything to the cloud. Citrix was the logical choice to pair with the Windows Virtual Desktop platform on Azure.

Kyle Edgeworth
Deputy CIO
City of Corona

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