Reduce IT costs and increase efficiency with cloud solutions on Microsoft Azure

Citrix builds on their long-standing relationship with Microsoft and offers multiple deployment options for Citrix solutions on Microsoft Azure—including virtual apps, desktops, data and networking. Customers can provision and deliver workloads on Microsoft Azure cloud platform, reducing overall IT costs and increasing efficiency, or choose to deploy Citrix Cloud services on Microsoft Azure.

Microsoft and Citrix partnership

Citrix XenDesktop Essentials Service, a new Citrix Cloud service designed exclusively for the Azure Marketplace, will simplify Windows 10 migration, deployment and ongoing management at scale, while delivering a rich user experience via Microsoft Azure. XenDesktop Essentials will enable customers who have licensed Windows 10 Enterprise Current Branch for Business on a per-user basis the option to deliver a high-performance Windows 10 virtual desktop experience from Azure with the power of XenDesktop.

Ramping up Citrix Cloud for Windows 10 on Microsoft Azure

Learn about XenDesktop Essentials

Citrix XenApp Essentials Service, a new Citrix Cloud service, will combine the simplicity of Microsoft Azure RemoteApp with the enterprise security and scale of XenApp. Microsoft and Citrix, as part of our broad partnership, are developing the next generation of the Azure RemoteApp service. The new XenApp Essentials will build upon Microsoft’s vision of Azure RemoteApp by tapping industry-leading XenApp technology to provide additional management, user experience, and security features.

Learn about XenApp Essentials

Citrix leverages Microsoft investments in Azure and Remote Desktop Services to enable Citrix Cloud, the fastest and most flexible approach to deploying Citrix technology. Citrix Cloud simplifies how customers deploy virtual apps, desktops, and complete Citrix workspaces on one or more Azure-based resource locations.

When deployed on Microsoft Azure, XenApp and XenDesktop give IT departments the flexibility of delivering Enterprise-class infrastructure services for Windows applications and desktops with the benefits of cloud elasticity. The Azure platform enables IT to expand and contract computing resources on-demand. This elasticity simplifies management and reduces costs as customers only pay for what they use. 

You can now try a fully functional XenApp environment in Azure and deliver virtual apps to any user, on any device, anywhere. This solution brings you all the benefits of a traditional Citrix application delivery solution combined with the simplified deployment and lower cost associated with utilization of the Microsoft Azure cloud.

Try XenApp in the Azure Marketplace

XenApp and XenDesktop on Azure Cost Calculator

Organizations rely on Microsoft for a broad array of business applications, from inventory and customer relations to collaborative work tools. Citrix NetScaler is the perfect delivery solution for your Microsoft applications.

Secure and optimize apps and assets in Azure

Citrix NetScaler on Microsoft Azure is an L4-L7 virtual networking appliance that ensures organizations have access to secure and optimized applications and assets deployed in the cloud. Citrix NetScaler on Azure provides a cloud native proxy solution for all cloud hosted applications. NetScaler on Azure is available today with pay-as-you-go licensing through the Azure Marketplace or leveraging perpetual licenses using Bring Your Own License (BYOL).

Application-specific templates to simplify NetScaler and Microsoft deployments

NetScaler offers seamless compatibility with your infrastructure via customizable configuration templates for key Microsoft applications and built-in System Center integration. Set-up wizards and StyleBooks templates make integrating and configuring NetScaler with Microsoft technologies easy. These extensible templates provide pre-configured policies for advanced optimizations like caching and compression. Even replicate the exact configurations your business needs by modifying existing templates.

Improve SharePoint response times up to 80%

NetScaler has been validated to enhance the user experience with these applications, whether they are accessed locally or across the globe. NetScaler provides compression, caching, load balancing and SSL acceleration to improve SharePoint response times by over 80 percent. With a 150-fold reduction in client-to-server connections, data center expenses are dramatically reduced.

Manage data on premises, in Citrix-managed secure cloud storage, or choose a hybrid solution to meet your needs for data sovereignty, compliance, performance and cost. ShareFile on Microsoft Azure expands customer deployment options by enabling them to store data in Microsoft-hosted worldwide data centers.

Mobilize enterprise data with Citrix ShareFile on Microsoft Azure

Citrix Cloud delivered on Microsoft Azure is the latest example of our collaboration with Citrix, which has always been centered on innovation and the success of our mutual customers and partners. Together, we defined the virtual desktop category and now we are collaborating on new Citrix services on Azure, which will do the same for the cloud.
Brad Anderson
Corporate Vice President, Cloud & Enterprise
Microsoft