If you’re looking for ways to preserve large datacenter investments, you’re far from alone. Surveys show that 87% of IT executives are currently working with a mix of legacy and cloud-based infrastructure1, and that more than half plan to maintain on-premises hosting for years to come2. As you transition to the cloud, how can you be sure you’re making the most of every resource?
For companies of all sizes and industries, the hybrid model is an ideal option for hosting IT workloads. It allows you to build the datacenter model that works best for your business while gaining ROI from existing resources. That’s why Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service lets you deploy as a cloud service, on premises or as a hybrid mix of both. It’s the simplest, easiest way to plan a strategic shift to cloud. Easily integrate with any public cloud or on-premises hypervisor including Citrix Hypervisor, Microsoft Hyper-V or VMware V-Sphere. And if you take advantage of desktop as a service (DaaS) options, the Citrix cloud control plane makes it simple to manage those workloads alongside your on-premises deployments.
Maintaining your datacenter is crucial, but routine infrastructure activities can take up a lot of valuable time. To help, the Citrix cloud control plane lets you keep mission-critical content in your on-premises datacenter while taking advantage of opportunities to offload management to the experts in the cloud. Your environment will always be kept evergreen with the latest updates and security patches so you can be free to focus on higher-value initiatives. And by combining your on-premises resources with the cloud control plane, you can access all of your Citrix products in a single location. Even multi-tier legacy apps can be provided through cloud-hosted desktops and managed via the cloud console. All to give you more agility in granting easy access to necessary apps and data, minus the headaches.
For those times you need to roll out new Citrix-managed app and desktop workloads, you can easily expand to the public cloud of your choice. If you don’t have a specific cloud vendor relationship or want new capacity, you can add Citrix Managed Azure capacity to Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service right from within the console. This DaaS option is available within every deployment, and lets you quickly add cloud capacity without needing any additional accounts or infrastructure. And when you need separate DaaS resources to support seasonal staff and temporary employees, or to roll out cloud desktops quickly to specific departments, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Standard is the quickest and simplest way to do just that. Each solution is flexible—not one-size-fits-all—so you can custom fit the right apps and desktops for your specific user needs. And because billing is based on monthly consumption, you only pay for what you use.
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