5 big benefits of migrating to Citrix DaaS for Azure

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Today’s IT leaders are responsible for a lot. You need to advance digital transformation, enable secure hybrid work, and boost employee productivity—all while keeping tech spending in check.

To accomplish these objectives, many organizations are choosing to take more of their key workloads to the cloud. But did you know that when you transition your deployment with Citrix DaaS for Azure, you can amplify your value and cost savings—all while reducing your reliance on physical infrastructure?

Whether you run some or all of your Citrix virtualization workloads on premises, here are 5 great reasons to migrate to Citrix DaaS for Microsoft Azure.

01

Migrate on your terms

When migrating to the cloud, datacenter investments may keep you grounded. Many organizations have existing on-premises app and desktop deployments, which means moving everything to a cloud-only model all at once would be neither efficient nor cost-effective. A much more practical approach is the hybrid cloud strategy.

Only Citrix DaaS enables you to manage existing on-premises Citrix deployments alongside new Azure Virtual Desktop VMs. You can go all-in with a fully cloud-hosted deployment or deploy a hybrid cloud mix of technologies, depending on what works best for your business. Either way, you'll make the most of existing datacenter investments while leveraging cost savings benefits. Compared to other standalone management, performance, or monitoring add-ons, Citrix customers can realize savings of up to $98 per user, per-year.

Azure Virtual Desktop cost savings with Citrix: $98 per user

02

Accelerate Azure time-to-value

Deploying traditional software on premises can be complex and time consuming. Hardware procurement delays, manual installation, configuration, and staging steps all take up valuable time and resources. But with streamlined cloud-based deployment and operations tools, you can increase the speed at which services can be deployed.

Citrix DaaS for Azure can vastly reduce (or even eliminate) the costs and delays associated with deployment, allowing you to quickly serve your internal line-of-business customers. When migrating Citrix workloads to Azure, you can save as much as 50% on operational costs in just three years.

Azure Virtual Desktop operational cost savings with Citrix

03

Maximize ROI

Whether it's setting up seasonal staff and contractors or enabling a growing hybrid workforce, the ability to support secure flexible work is critical. But you don’t want to break your budget to do it. With dynamic workload management tools to help you balance on-premises and cloud deployments, it's easy to optimize operating expenses while delivering a high-performance environment for your users.

Burst to the cloud as needed and then spin back down when it’s time to maximize current datacenter investments. Compared to a legacy Citrix and Microsoft deployment, you can unlock up to 70% savings over three years by leveraging Citrix DaaS with Azure.

Unlock 70% savings with Citrix and Azure Virtual Desktop

04

Deliver secure workspace experiences

Installing the latest features, security updates, and performance optimizations can take hours. And once you’re done, it’s only a matter of time before the next round of updates will once again be right around the corner. Using our service offerings, your key Citrix infrastructure components are always up to date.

Adaptive security and performance settings are automatically applied both in Azure and on premises. And with the Citrix real-time policy engine to adapt to changing access conditions—location, identity, device, threats, and more—you can rest assured your apps and data will always stay secure. Your end users always have the best experience possible, and your environment stays secure without the need for manual updates and patches.

Deliver secure workspaces with Citrix and Azure Virtual Desktop

05

Simplify management and adapt faster

Using the Citrix centralized management plane, business disruptions don't have to mean service interruptions. In times of global uncertainty or even routine maintenance, you can quickly deploy additional workloads on Azure across multiple regions or datacenters. Scale to the cloud with flexible IT management, maintaining on-premises investments, resources, and policies. Simply put, you can extend the reach of IT while maintaining business continuity and keeping users productive.

Adapt fast with Citrix cloud services and Azure Virtual Desktop

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