Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops for Azure
A service from Citrix that simplifies the delivery of virtual desktops and applications on Azure by extending Windows Virtual Desktop
Cost-effective hybrid cloud apps and desktops
Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops for Azure is a desktop and app virtualization service available through Azure Marketplace or agreements with Citrix. Use familiar tools to manage on-premises Citrix deployments alongside Windows Virtual Desktop on Azure, supporting cloud modernization while maximizing your existing investment. Lower your costs, simplify management, and support more users faster when you migrate to Azure.
Hybrid cloud support to manage on-premises and Azure deployments from one place for a unified experience
Streamlined management for virtual desktop deployments of any scale to simplify your daily operations
Advanced security and monitoring capabilities to help you stay ahead of risks and incidents
Citrix high-definition experience (HDX) technology for an optimized user experience on any connection and device
Modernize your infrastructure with Azure
Move your virtual desktop and app environment to Azure to lower your infrastructure costs and reduce your hardware management burden. Deploy quickly, scale faster, and take advantage of unified management across your entire hybrid environment when you use Azure and Citrix together.
Deliver a Windows 10 experience and reduce costs
Give your users the Windows 10 experience they expect with Windows Virtual Desktop on Azure. If you use Windows and Microsoft 365 E3 or greater, take advantage of your existing licensing for Windows to reduce costs. Citrix autoscaling optimizations ensure that you pay only for what you use.
Optimize IT security and operations
Improve your security posture with advanced policies and controls to meet your compliance needs. Save operational costs by using comprehensive environment management and helpdesk tools, controls for rapid image provisioning, and application lifecycle maintenance.
Deliver a high-definition experience on any device
Use Citrix high-definition experience (HDX) technology to ensure a productive remote graphics experience in virtual desktops or applications. Native optimizations for unified communications tools such as Microsoft Teams ensure high-fidelity video and voice from any location and device.
Secure your environment in the Citrix console
- The real-time policy engine adapts to changing access conditions such as location, identity, device, and threat.
- Continuous monitoring and real-time analytics help you respond before a security incident occurs.
- Adaptive security, data, and application policies are automatically applied on-premises and in Azure.
Resources and documentation
Learn more about Citrix and Windows Virtual Desktop
Trusted by companies of all sizes
City of Corona builds business continuity
Kyle Edgeworth, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Corona
"With this hybrid infrastructure, we utilize on-prem resources as well as the cloud, and with Citrix it's seamless to the end user. Windows Virtual Desktop allows us to have our desktops in the cloud and provide the Windows 10 desktop experience."
Centrica boosts end-user computing and experience
Mike Young, Group Chief Information Officer, Centrica
"Operating from a global desktop provides many business benefits. Cloud-first international energy company Centrica has utilized Citrix in order to fast-track new desktops from design to deployment."
Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops for Azure updates, blogs, and announcements
Windows Virtual Desktop is now generally available in the Azure Government cloud
FastTrack for Azure now supports Windows Virtual Desktop
Windows Virtual Desktop is now available in the Azure Government cloud (in preview)
Remote Desktop client for Android now supports Windows Virtual Desktop connections
Windows Virtual Desktop Azure portal and Microsoft Teams integrations are generally available
July 27, 2020
New Windows Virtual Desktop capabilities now generally available
Windows Virtual Desktop media optimization for Microsoft Teams is now available in preview
Frequently asked questions
Yes. Windows Virtual Desktop session host virtual machines (VMs), including Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops for Azure, are charged at Linux compute rates for Windows 10 single, Windows 10 multi-session, and Windows Server. See Windows Virtual Desktop pricing for information on licensing, and see the Virtual Desktop documentation to learn how to apply your license to a deployment.
Yes, you can use Windows 10 Enterprise multi-session for Azure-based virtual machines deployed using Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops for Azure with an applicable license. See Windows Virtual Desktop pricing for information on licensing.
Go to the Citrix on Azure page to learn more.