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Citrix to launch desktop as a service solution for Microsoft

Cloud-hosted offering will deliver Windows apps and desktops from Azure and enable virtual work environments

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

“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, organizations 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 service delivered in close collaboration with an ecosystem of Citrix partners, Citrix Managed Desktops deliver Windows desktops and applications. Using the solution, administrators can simplify day-to-day operations and:

Provision desktops to both internal and external users such as contract or seasonal workers to ensure resources are accessed in a secure manner.

Scale virtual desktops to meet changing demands such as an influx of new users from a merger or acquisition.

Integrate Azure-hosted virtual desktops with on-premises Active Directory and other corporate resources.

Deploy and manage workloads in multiple regions to ensure apps and desktops are closest to end users and optimize performance and user experience.

Simple, Flexible Pricing

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