Citrix and Microsoft customers now have more options to deploy Windows 10 Enterprise within their organization. Citrix XenDesktop Essentials Service accelerates Windows 10 Enterprise migration for customers who prefer Microsoft Azure cloud solutions. XenDesktop Essentials enables 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 Enterprise virtual desktop experience from Azure with the power of XenDesktop.
XenDesktop Essentials simplifies Windows 10 Enterprise migration, expedites desktop deployment, and streamlines ongoing management at scale while delivering a rich user access experience from any device. With cost and speed of delivery in mind, the new Citrix Cloud service is designed to simplify day-to-day operations and reduce the upfront capital expense of migrating to Windows 10 Enterprise making it easier than ever to upgrade.
XenDesktop Essentials is the first Citrix Cloud service to be designed specifically for the Azure Marketplace. Together Citrix and Microsoft are partnering to deliver an integrated onboarding experience for both XenDesktop Essentials and Azure IaaS giving you a single transactional interface to deliver a complete Windows 10 Enterprise digital workspace.
XenDesktop Essentials leverages the power of Citrix HDX technologies to provide every user with secure access to a high-definition Windows 10 Enterprise digital workspace on Azure from any device, including Mac, Android, Windows, and Linux devices. XenDesktop Essentials is the only cloud service that can instantly provision and securely deliver hundreds or thousands of Windows 10 Enterprise desktops on Azure to every user worldwide.
Citrix Cloud offers the complete Citrix Cloud Workspace Service which includes the XenApp Service and XenDesktop Service as a way to provide secure access to the apps, desktops, and data your employees need to get work done and manage it all from one integrated, cloud-hosted solution.
|XenDesktop Essentials||XenApp and XenDesktop Service|
|Deliver Windows apps|
|Deliver Windows desktops|
|Deliver Linux apps and desktops|
|Monitoring, proactive notifications & alerting|
|Dynamic scaling & power management|
|Host location||Azure only||Azure, on-premises or hybrid|
|Includes NetScaler Gateway Service for secure remote access
||Add on available|
|NetScaler integration for secure remote access|
|XenDesktop Essentials||XenApp Service and XenDesktop Service
|Base price||$12 per user per month||$270 per user per year|
|Term||Monthly, auto-renew at end of month||Annual|
|Discounts||Not available||Discounts may apply|
|How to buy||Now available in Azure Marketplace||Citrix Cloud Service through Citrix Sales|