Citrix Set to Launch Desktop as a Service Solution for Microsoft

Cloud-hosted offering will provide simple, fast way to deliver Windows apps and desktops from Azure and enable work anywhere, anytime from any device

Citrix announced the launch of Citrix® Managed Desktops , a cloud-hosted offering that enables organisations – regardless of their size or IT expertise - to provision Windows-based applications and desktops from the cloud to any device.

“Work today isn’t confined to physical offices or traditional devices. It happens around the clock and globe on everything from PCs and laptops to phones, tablets and even watches,” said Carisa Stringer, Senior Director, Product Marketing, Desktop and Applications Group, Citrix. “With Citrix Managed Desktops, organisations can quickly and easily provide employees with access to their individual desktops and all the applications and corporate resources they need to do their jobs and perform at their best.”

A One-Stop Shop

A turnkey service delivered in close collaboration with a robust ecosystem of Citrix partners , Citrix Managed Desktops provides everything needed to securely deliver Windows desktops and applications with simplicity and speed.

Simplify day-to-day operations and:

  • Quickly provision desktops to users such as contract or seasonal workers.
  • Rapidly scale virtual desktops to meet changing demands.
  • Easily integrate Azure-hosted virtual desktops with on-premises Active Directory and other corporate resources.
  • Efficiently deploy and manage workloads in multiple regions to ensure apps and desktops are closest to end users.

Citrix Managed Desktops provides all the benefits of a traditional Citrix application delivery solution combined with the simplified deployment and lower cost associated with Microsoft Azure cloud services. It can be used to support and extend the value of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops and Workspace solutions across the enterprise.

A Collaborative Effort

Leveraging a built-in multi-tenant management user interface, Citrix partners can build customised services directly on top of Citrix Managed Desktops, creating additional value across vertical markets.

“Citrix Managed Desktops is a simple, scalable and manageable solution that just works by leveraging the robustness of Microsoft Azure, and we are excited to use it to build desktops-as-a-service offerings with ease at a cost-per-desktop that is affordable for our clients,” said Pete Downing, Chief Marketing and Technology Offer for Citrix Partner of the Year XenTegra .

Simple, Flexible Pricing

Citrix Managed Desktops will be generally available August 26 and can be purchased on a monthly or term basis.

Citrix Managed Desktops is the latest offering in the broad range of powerful, flexible virtual app and desktop solutions that Citrix provides. Click here to learn more about the solution.

 

About Citrix

Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) is powering a better way to work with unified workspace, networking, and analytics solutions that help organisations unlock innovation, engage customers, and boost productivity, without sacrificing security. With Citrix, users get a seamless work experience and IT has a unified platform to secure, manage, and monitor diverse technologies in complex cloud environments. Citrix solutions are in use by more than 400,000 organisations including 99 percent of the Fortune 100 and 98 percent of the Fortune 500.

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