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Citrix to Intro Desktop as a Service Solution for Microsoft

Citrix has announced the launch of Citrix Managed Desktops, to provide 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 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. Using the solution, administrators can simplify day-to-day operations and:

  • Quickly provision desktops to both internal and external users such as a contract or seasonal workers to ensure resources are accessed in a secure manner.
  • Rapidly scale virtual desktops to meet changing demands such as an influx of new users from a merger or acquisition.
  • 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 and optimize performance and user experience.

“As a small organization with 30 employees, it is critical to be able to do more with less,” said Michael Donaldson, CEO of Nocontract.com “Citrix Managed Desktops provides an easy, efficient and cost-effective way for us to provision and manage the Windows app our employees need to do their best work and move our business forward.”

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

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Chris Fernando

Chris N. Fernando is an experienced media professional with over two decades of journalistic experience. He is the Editor of Arabian Reseller magazine, the authoritative guide to the regional IT industry. Follow him on Twitter (@chris508) and Instagram (@chris2508).

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