Reduce IT costs and increase efficiency with cloud VDI solutions on Microsoft Azure

Citrix builds on their long-standing partnership with Microsoft and offers multiple VDI deployment options for Citrix solutions on Microsoft Azure—including virtual apps, desktops, data and networking. Customers can provision and deliver workloads on Microsoft Azure cloud platform, reducing overall IT costs and increasing efficiency, or choose to deploy VDI with Citrix Cloud services on Microsoft Azure.

Citrix Virtual Desktops Essentials

Simplify Windows 10 Enterprise on Azure deployment and management at scale

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Citrix Virtual Apps Essentials

Quickly deliver secure apps from Azure to any device

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Citrix Virtual Desktops Essentials, a new Citrix Cloud service designed exclusively for the Azure Marketplace, simplifies Windows 10 migration, deployment and ongoing management at scale, while delivering a rich user experience via Microsoft Azure. Citrix Virtual Desktops Essentials enables customers who have licensed Windows 10 Enterprise Current Branch for Business on a per-user basis the option to deliver a high-performance Windows 10 virtual desktop experience from Azure with the power of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops.

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Citrix Virtual Apps Essentials, a new Citrix Cloud service, combines the simplicity of Microsoft Azure RemoteApp with the enterprise security and scale of Citrix Virtual Apps. Microsoft and Citrix, as part of our broad partnership, developed the next generation of the Azure RemoteApp service. The new Citrix Virtual Apps Essentials builds upon Microsoft’s vision of Azure RemoteApp by tapping industry-leading Citrix Virtual Apps technology to provide additional management, user experience, and security features.

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Citrix leverages Microsoft investments in Azure and Remote Desktop Services to enable Citrix Cloud, the fastest and most flexible approach to deploying Citrix technology. Citrix Cloud simplifies how customers deploy VDI, virtual apps, desktops, and complete Citrix workspaces on one or more Azure-based resource locations.

When deployed on Microsoft Azure, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops give IT departments the flexibility of delivering Enterprise-class VDI infrastructure services for Windows applications and desktops with the benefits of cloud elasticity. The Azure platform enables IT to expand and contract computing resources on-demand. This elasticity simplifies management and reduces costs as customers only pay for what they use. 

You can now try a fully functional Citrix Virtual Apps environment in Azure and deliver virtual apps to any user, on any device, anywhere. This VDI solution brings you all the benefits of a traditional Citrix application delivery solution combined with the simplified deployment and lower cost associated with utilization of the Microsoft Azure cloud services.

Organizations rely on Microsoft cloud services for a broad array of business applications, from inventory and customer relations to collaborative work tools. Citrix ADC is the perfect delivery solution for your Microsoft applications.

Secure and optimize apps and assets in Azure

Citrix ADC on Microsoft Azure is an L4-L7 virtual networking appliance that ensures organizations have access to secure and optimized applications and assets deployed in the cloud. Citrix ADC on Azure provides a cloud native proxy solution for all cloud hosted applications. Citrix ADC on Azure is available today with pay-as-you-go licensing through the Azure Marketplace or leveraging perpetual licenses using Bring Your Own License (BYOL).

Application-specific templates to simplify Citrix ADC and Microsoft deployments

Citrix ADC offers seamless compatibility with your infrastructure via customizable configuration templates for key Microsoft applications and built-in System Center integration. Set-up wizards and StyleBooks templates make integrating and configuring Citrix ADC with Microsoft technologies easy. These extensible templates provide pre-configured policies for advanced optimizations like caching and compression. Even replicate the exact configurations your business needs by modifying existing templates.

Improve SharePoint response times up to 80%

Citrix ADC has been validated to enhance the user experience with these applications, whether they are accessed locally or across the globe. Citrix ADC provides compression, caching, load balancing and SSL acceleration to improve SharePoint response times by over 80 percent. With a 150-fold reduction in client-to-server connections, data center expenses are dramatically reduced.

Manage data on premises, in Citrix-managed secure cloud storage, or choose a hybrid solution to meet your needs for data sovereignty, compliance, performance and cost. Citrix Content Collaboration on Microsoft Azure expands customer deployment options by enabling them to store data in Microsoft-hosted worldwide data centers.

Mobilize enterprise data with Citrix Content Collaboration on Microsoft Azure

Citrix Cloud delivered on Microsoft Azure is the latest example of our collaboration with Citrix, which has always been centered on innovation and the success of our mutual customers and partners. Together, we defined the virtual desktop category and now we are collaborating on new Citrix services on Azure, which will do the same for the cloud.
Brad Anderson
Corporate Vice President, Cloud & Enterprise
Microsoft