Microsoft and Citrix: A Dynamic Duo for Your Hybrid Work Environment

Makayla Mota

Azure Cloud Migration

As we go into 2023, hybrid work is no longer the new normal, it is simply the normal. IT departments at organizations around the world have continued to come up with innovative ways to provide workers with access to everything they need to do their jobs from anywhere, and the demand for migrating to the cloud has never been more prevalent. 

The Microsoft Azure portal—connected to Citrix digital workspaces—is the ideal solution for cloud migration and is a more seamless experience than you think! By working with you to understand your business goals and cloud readiness, Connection offers end-to-end Azure migration to bring all your business apps and data into one secure, unified cloud workspace. Connection cloud experts will configure your new Azure environment with monitoring, backups, and disaster recovery—allowing your investment to meet and exceed your remote workforce and IT goals. Want to test drive the latest innovation designed by Microsoft and Citrix? Our experts are prepared to strategize, plan, and deploy a proof-of-concept environment for you to explore Citrix virtual workloads in Azure. 

Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) enables you to deploy modern and legacy Citrix desktop app experiences from within the Microsoft Azure portal, making it the perfectly unified solution for supporting the hybrid workforce. By consolidating legacy sites into one, single point of entry, users can work uninterrupted with secure access to any desktop and application—from devices in any location. AVD supplies best-in-class integrations and optimizations for productivity apps your employees use every day.

The benefits of migrating to Azure Virtual Desktop, include the ability to:

  • Migrate existing Windows apps to gain cloud scale, security, and agility
  • Access any apps from any device, from virtually anywhere
  • Reduce the complexity to run traditional SaaS (Software as a Service) infrastructure

Microsoft and Citrix: An Ideal Partnership

Industry leaders, Microsoft and Citrix have spent decades creating innovative solutions to empower organizations—but the past few years have been vastly different. Producing ways to drive efficiency and enable collaboration as the very thought of work completely changed has been a time of creative thinking, innovation, and partnership. Running Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop Service with Azure workloads allows organizations to create scalable and modern workspaces that go far beyond standard remote work environments. 

When deployed together, Citrix and Microsoft accelerate your ability to sustain hybrid workers everywhere, driving a work environment that is compliant, secure, and fully optimized for better performance. AVD allows your IT team to support the demands of remote workers and encourage collaboration with a truly seamless and uninterrupted user experience. Whether you are seeking improved collaboration tools for employees or simplifying virtual desktop delivery, AVD on Azure is a cost-efficient way to improve on your current investment and prepare your organization with optimal business outcomes.

The future of work is here, but are you prepared? Microsoft and Citrix continue to creatively drive innovation, enabling organizations across the globe to accelerate their cloud journey.

Connection offers cloud managed services along with AVD to ensure you are fully supported as you transition your data and workloads to the cloud. To learn more, reach out to your Account Team today.

Makayla Mota is a Partner Marketing Specialist at Connection with a background in educational technology training on Microsoft solutions in the classroom. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, spending time with her family, antiquing, hiking, and watching movies.

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