Streamline your cloud migration

Create the hybrid multi-cloud environment that works best for your business

Is your company considering options for migrating to the cloud? If so, you're far from alone. An estimated 87% of IT decision-makers worldwide say they're accelerating migration strategies in response to recent trends1. But this can be a big shift for IT. You need a way to simplify and streamline the process.

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Executive summary

  • Recent business trends are causing IT organizations to accelerate their cloud migration strategies, but this shift can be complex.
  • Citrix provides different deployment options to adapt Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service to match your current needs whether you need to keep critical business apps on premises or want to leverage multiple cloud platforms.
  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service makes it easy to create the hybrid-cloud environment you need by allowing you to seamlessly incorporate desktop as a service (DaaS) workloads.

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Business outcomes

Offload management and maintenance

With an increasingly flexible workforce, you need to adapt to changing business needs fast. Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service gives you the freedom to leverage Citrix infrastructure in the cloud, freeing you from the mundane tasks of managing servers, patching environments and monitoring hardware. And by incorporating DaaS resources into your deployment, you gain the agility to quickly roll out cloud capacity any time the need arises—without having to invest in additional infrastructure. It means freedom to adapt with ease, and more time to focus on high-value initiatives.

Choose from multiple deployment options

Whether you need to keep critical business apps on premises or want to leverage multiple cloud platforms, Citrix is here for you. Different deployment options allow you to adapt Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service to match your current needs—instead of the other way around. You can scale your environment based on seasonal changes, burst to cloud for capacity or enable unexpected business needs beyond the boundaries of your datacenters. And for the ultimate in hands-off IT rollouts, DaaS options can be used to deliver cloud desktops on demand. It’s all aggregated into a single console where you can manage a hybrid of on-premises resources side-by-side with public clouds.

Take your time with flexible hybrid-rights licensing

No matter where you are on your cloud migration journey, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service will evolve with you based on the needs of your business. With hybrid-rights licensing, current on-premises customers can continue using existing environments alongside Citrix Cloud to support new workloads and migrate as needed. Since there's no need to manage special location-based licenses, you can migrate on-premises deployments to hybrid-cloud resource environments in the timeframe that works best for your organization. Even if your workloads stay on premises, you can still take advantage of all management benefits of the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service in the cloud.

Improve disaster recovery

While there’s no way to know when the next power outage or natural disaster will occur, it is possible to be prepared. Should a sudden or unplanned office closure increase the need for extra capacity, you can leverage Citrix-managed capacity and DaaS-hosted desktops to get remote employees up and running within hours—no new infrastructure needed. And by using Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service to manage resources across datacenters and cloud infrastructures, you can eliminate the risk of a single point of failure. Built-in failover capabilities let you bring up a disaster recovery site for secure access when the unexpected happens, without having to go to a physical server.

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