Quickly deliver secure apps from Azure to any device

New Citrix cloud service combines the simplicity of Microsoft Azure RemoteApp with the enterprise security and scale of Citrix Virtual Apps

Microsoft announced the next step in its broad partnership with Citrix, helping us develop the next generation of the Azure RemoteApp service. The new Citrix Virtual Apps Essentials Service (previously Citrix Virtual Apps “express”) builds upon Microsoft’s vision of Azure RemoteApp by tapping industry-leading Citrix Virtual Apps technology to provide additional management, user experience, and security features.

Introducing Citrix Virtual Apps Essentials

Fastest, easiest way to deliver apps in the cloud

Citrix Virtual Apps Essentials, the new application virtualization service, combines the power and flexibility of the Citrix Cloud platform with the simple, prescriptive, and easy-to-consume vision of Microsoft Azure RemoteApp. Citrix Virtual Apps Essentials provides superior performance and flexibility by moving the backend infrastructure to the cloud, simplifying app delivery without sacrificing management or end user experience.

What does this mean to current Azure RemoteApp customers?

Citrix delivers simplified management that mirrors many of the workflows existing Azure RemoteApp customers have come to love. Citrix Virtual Apps Essentials also simplifies app provisioning, enhances monitoring, strengthens security and optimizes app delivery, which are key features many existing Citrix customers have come to love.

Citrix Virtual Apps Essentials is the fastest, easiest way to deliver Windows apps in Azure. Citrix also offers the Citrix Cloud Citrix Virtual App and Desktop service, for delivery of both apps and desktops, plus advanced management and monitoring capabilities.

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  Citrix Virtual Apps Essentials Citrix Managed Desktops Citrix Virtual App and Desktop service
Deliver Windows apps *
Deliver Windows desktops Share hosted only *
Monitoring *
Proactive notifications & alerting    
Dynamic scaling & power management Basic Basic Advanced
Host location Azure only Citrix Managed Azure and Customer Managed Azure  Azure, on-premises, or hybrid
Managed Hosting Infrastructure for workloads    *  
Includes Citrix Gateway Service for secure remote access * Add on available
Citrix ADC integration for secure remote access    
Profile management *
Billing Terms Monthly Monthly, 1-5 year terms  1-5 year terms 
24x7x365 Support *
  Citrix Virtual Apps Essentials Citrix Managed Desktops Citrix Virtual App and Desktop service
Base price $12 per user per month $16 per user per month or $160 per user per year $270 per user per year
User minimum 25 25 25
Term Monthly, auto-renew Monthly, auto renew or Annual
Discounts No Discounts may apply Discounts may apply
How to buy Azure Marketplace Citrix Cloud Services through Citrix Sales  Citrix Cloud Services through Citrix Sales

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