Citrix Works with Microsoft to Simplify Shift to Hybrid Work

The way people work is changing. To meet the needs and expectations of an increasingly flexible workforce, IT has to provide fast, reliable, and secure access to the resources employees need to get things done, whether they are working at home, in the office, on the road or anywhere in between. And Citrix Systems, Inc. is collaborating with Microsoft to help them do it with greater simplicity and speed. The company announced that Citrix Desktop as a Service (DaaS) is now available in the Azure Marketplace, making it easier for companies to buy the solution and use it to stand up the secure, high-performing workspaces that distributed workers demand.

“Citrix and Microsoft have long been partnering to accelerate the future of work by combining the power of Microsoft Azure with the user experience, management and security benefits of Citrix digital workspace and virtualization solutions,” said Carisa Stringer, VP of Product Marketing, Citrix.

The partnership is paying off. According to a Forrester Total Economic Impact report, when customers use Citrix DaaS alongside Microsoft Azure, they can deliver key business improvements that have a positive impact on the bottom line, including:

  • $1 million legacy on-premises IT cost reductions
  • 10 percent IT efficiency improvement
  • 33 percent reduction in desktop-related helpdesk calls
  • 53 percent resource time savings onboarding employees
  • 153 percent ROI

“In transitioning from Citrix on-premises to Citrix DaaS, customers can save 50 percent to 70 percent over a three-year period, including an additional 25 percent of costs above and beyond the savings delivered using Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop alone,” Stringer said.

Citrix DaaS, formerly known as Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service, is a cloud service that modernizes IT and addresses the needs of distributed workers by providing a secure, agile and easy way to deliver apps or desktops from any cloud or datacenter to any device worldwide.

Using the solution, Microsoft customers can simplify the delivery of Windows and Linux desktops and applications to any device, anywhere and enhance key platforms like Windows 11 and Windows 10 multi-session.

Click here to learn more about the service and the value it can deliver for your organization.