Migrating or extending a virtual desktop/application environment to the cloud can offer exceptional flexibility and benefits. Many organizations are eager to realize the flexibility and scalability of cloud computing, but the migration to cloud needs to be balanced with existing workload demand.

Citrix continues to lead with customer choice and to facilitate the seamless deployment of enterprise workloads in any chosen hybrid cloud architecture. This week at Citrix Synergy 2019 in Atlanta, Citrix announced our intent to officially support enterprise customers with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service subscription licenses with VMware-based clouds — starting first with VMware Cloud on AWS.

With a single management tool, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service will allow you to easily manage Citrix workloads to extend your virtual apps and desktops in vSphere as needed between either on-premises deployments or within VMware-based clouds.

Add and Extend App and Desktop Workload

Running Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service workloads with VMware-based clouds enables you to easily add and extend app and desktop workload without investing time or capital in additional data center resources.

Soon you will be able to choose to combine the market-leading capabilities of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop service as a flexible, secure and scalable solution with VMware-based clouds. You will further benefit from:

  • Flexibility to migrate your existing Windows, Linux and line of business applications to your chosen hybrid cloud architecture — starting with VMware Cloud on AWS
  • Rapid time-to-value and cloud-scale elasticity with no refactoring of applications
  • Advanced app and desktop management, delivery and performance at scale on a flexible cloud-based infrastructure.
  • Automatic scaling up and down your app and desktop workloads with pay-as-you go IaaS

In summary, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service customers will allow customers either of the following deployment options:

  • Simply leverage Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service capabilities to easily manage and deliver workloads running within VMware Cloud on AWS
  • Manually install the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop management components and the app and desktop workloads within VMware Cloud on AWS as part of your hybrid-rights entitlement.

Either option gives you a simplified management solution to take advantage of cloud services at scale with simpler workload migration while extending your data center to further support disaster recovery, colocation, rapid provisioning, enhanced security and compliance.

VMware Cloud on AWS was originally verified as Citrix Ready in Q4 2018. Today’s announcement to communicate our intent to officially support Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service with VMware-based clouds, starting with VMware Cloud on AWS, further shows our commitment to continually offer additional cloud deployment choices as organizations accelerate the move to hybrid cloud solutions.

Please reach out to your Citrix sales leads and be on the lookout for future solution updates from Citrix. In the meantime, customers and partners can continue to reference the VMware Cloud on AWS landing page on the Citrix Ready Marketplace for additional information.

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