Simplify Windows 10 Enterprise on Azure deployment and management at scale

New Citrix Cloud service accelerates Windows 10 Enterprise migration with the power of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops and Microsoft Azure

Citrix and Microsoft customers now have more options to deploy Windows 10 Enterprise within their organization. Citrix Virtual Desktops Essentials Service accelerates Windows 10 Enterprise migration for customers who prefer Microsoft Azure cloud solutions. Citrix Virtual Desktops 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 Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops. 

Introducing Citrix Virtual Desktops Essentials

Accelerate Windows 10 Enterprise migration

Citrix Virtual Desktops 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.

Designed exclusively for Azure Marketplace

Citrix Virtual Desktops 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 Citrix Virtual Desktops Essentials and Azure IaaS giving you a single transactional interface to deliver a complete Windows 10 Enterprise digital workspace.

Harnessing the power of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops HDX technologies

Citrix Virtual Desktops 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. Citrix Virtual Desktops 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 Citrix Virtual App and Desktop 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.

  Citrix Virtual Desktops Essentials Citrix Managed Desktops Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service
Deliver Windows apps   *
Deliver Windows desktops *
Deliver Linux apps and desktops   *
Monitoring, proactive notifications & alerting  
Dynamic scaling & power management *
Host location Azure only Citrix Managed Azure and Customer Managed Azure  Azure, on-premises or hybrid
Managed Hosting Infrastructure for workloads    *  
Includes Citrix Gateway Service for secure remote access
* Add on available
Citrix ADC integration for secure remote access  
  Citrix Virtual
Desktops Essentials
Citrix Managed Desktops Citrix Virtual App and
Desktop service

Base price $12 per user per month $16 per user per month or $160 per user per year  $270 per user per year
Minimum users 25 25 25
Term Monthly, auto-renew at end of month Monthly, auto renew or Annual  Annual
Discounts Not available Discounts may apply  Discounts may apply
How to buy Now available in Azure Marketplace Citrix Cloud Service through Citrix Sales Citrix Cloud Service through Citrix Sales