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Seamlessly transition to virtual desktops

Hybrid work has officially gone mainstream, and organizations everywhere are changing how and where work gets done. Nearly 86% of surveyed companies plan to let people work from home long-term1, and 47% will support full-time remote work setups2. As businesses seek new methods for supporting flexible and hybrid work environments, many are exploring how to get more out of Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop (formerly Windows Virtual Desktop).

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Executive summary

  • A growing number of organizations are moving workloads to the cloud with Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop.
  • Citrix DaaS (formerly Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service) lets you burst to the cloud as needed to maximize current datacenter investments.
  • Citrix’s HDX technology not only delivers a high-definition experience, but can also reduce per-user network traffic by approximately 40%3.


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Business outcomes

Get more from Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop

With a fully optimized experience for Microsoft 365, Citrix makes it easy for even modest IT teams to support hundreds or thousands of users with Azure Virtual Desktop (formerly Windows Virtual Desktop). By running virtual desktops within your Citrix environment, you can take advantage of high-definition technology to keep voice and video crystal clear, end-to-end analytics to find and resolve issues fast, and advanced workspace access controls to increase security.

Maximize your storage flexibility

Adding Citrix to Azure Virtual Desktop can create significant cost savings. Citrix hybrid cloud customers can deploy workloads up to 4x faster compared with traditional on-premises environments and save as much as 30% on upgrades and patching. HDX technology can reduce per-user network traffic approximately 40%3. And with Citrix Autoscale, you can ensure virtual desktops consume Azure resources only when people need them.

Adapt fast with turnkey DaaS solutions

As organizations look for quick, cost-effective ways to support hybrid work, many are shifting to turnkey desktop as a service (DaaS) options. In fact, according to Gartner, DaaS spending is expected to more than double in just two years4. For organizations that need to be agile and deploy desktops from the cloud, Citrix DaaS for Azure (formerly Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Standard for Azure) is an ideal option. You can spin up hundreds of fully managed Azure-hosted workloads in just five clicks, and spin back down when the need is no longer there. The pay-as-you-go consumption model ensures you pay only for what you use to easily adapt to the changing needs of your flexible workforce.

Make the most of your hybrid environment

Only Citrix provides full hybrid management of Azure Virtual Desktop alongside on-premises resources, so you can take advantage of Microsoft resources while maximizing existing datacenter investments. Comprehensive management and monitoring tools improve help desk support across your hybrid environment, no matter where workloads are stored. And if you’re new to Azure, there’s also Citrix Managed Azure capacity, which lets you get consumption-based funds up and running in a matter of minutes—without ever having to touch the Azure console.

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