4 reasons to move to Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service

With remote work on the rise, many companies are expediting their journey to the cloud. As a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops customer, you can extend existing on-premises deployments to create hybrid environments that deliver the same secure virtual apps and desktops to any device—but without the extra complexity you may expect from a cloud migration. With Citrix cloud services, we do most of the heavy lifting—including product installation, setup, upgrades, and monitoring—while you maintain complete control over applications, policies, and users.

Here are four reasons to move to Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service:

1. You want onboarding to be quick and efficient.

Citrix knows your time is valuable, so we prioritize delivering agility. Employees need easy access to information in an instant to stay productive, whether they’re on a mobile device or working in offices around the world. Citrix administrators securely deliver and support the apps and data their users need, all from a centralized management console. Deployment is completed in hours—not weeks—within the cloud console, so employees can access their apps and desktops from day one. 

2. You want flexibility and choice.

Shifting all workloads to the cloud at once is not an expectation. Citrix lets you choose where you host your workloads between public or private clouds, or hybrid deployments—all from a single location. Typical roadblocks to cloud migration like disaster recovery or mergers and acquisitions are addressed with ease.  If your organization is faced with an unexpected office closure, admins can leverage cloud desktops for extra capacity to quickly get users working remotely—without ever having to step foot in a data center.

3. You are concerned about security.

Secure access is always top of mind. You want users to work from any device, in any location, on any network—and you don’t want to sacrifice security to do it. With Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service, IT can secure apps behind a single identity authentication plane providing SSO. Regardless of whether apps and data are deployed on premises or in the cloud, they are securely delivered from the Citrix Cloud console, ensuring a better and more consistent user experience.

4. You want simplicity.

Workloads are heavy, and your team has a tremendous amount of responsibility. You want your journey to the cloud to be as simple as possible. Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service provides an environment that is always up to date with the latest features and improvements. Admins get back the time it takes to perform a bulky upgrade to focus on other strategic initiatives to keep improving your business.

Citrix simplifies IT management, and moving to Citrix cloud services was the right step. Before, we had 44 management servers. Now, it’s a simple, single URL.

Patrick Babic
Service Owner for End User Computing
Centrica plc