Citrix set to launch Desktop as a Service Solution for Microsoft

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Citrix Systems has 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.”

As a small organization with 30 employees, it is critical to be able to do more with less,” said Michael Donaldson, CEO 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 provides 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 and can be used to support and extend the value of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops and Workspace solutions across the enterprise.

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.

Citrix Managed Desktops will be generally available August 26 and can be purchased on a monthly or term basis, giving companies the flexibility to align with ever-changing business needs and keep costs under control.

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