Desktop virtualization provides cost savings by reducing the time it takes to provision new desktops and decrease desktop management and support costs. Central management and increased desktop security are ever more important with so many working remotely and ransomware and other cyberattacks on the rise. Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) in Azure takes that even further with cloud-based desktop virtualization, eliminating the hardware and management required on-premises or in the data center.
The next level of desktop virtualization
Windows Virtual Desktop provides significant benefits over desktop virtualization in the data center. It is the only service that you can get Windows 10 multi-session experience, optimizations for Office 365, Teams Voice, and support for Windows Server Remote Desktop Services and Apps.
Keep your legacy alive
With the end of extended support for Windows 7 coming in January 2020, we also understand some customers need to continue to support Windows 7 legacy applications as they migrate to Windows 10. To support this need, you can use Windows Virtual Desktop to virtualize Windows 7 desktops with free Extended Security Updates (ESU) until January 2023. If you’re in the process of migrating to Windows 10 and need app compatibility assistance, and should your legacy application have issues, Microsoft has created the Desktop App Assure program.
Extending value with Citrix
Citrix extends the value of Windows Virtual Desktop with robust enterprise tools to improve user density and performance, provision workloads on-demand, and simplify image and application management. IT can optimize costs with intelligent scaling tools while delivering an incredible user experience that's field-tested against the most challenging applications across industries. Additionally, Citrix Managed Desktops is a Windows Virtual Desktop-enabled desktops-as-a-service program that provides a simple, cloud-based management solution for delivering virtual apps and desktops to any device.
Whether you simply want to move your desktops into the cloud or want an enterprise-class solution with Citrix on top, we can help you reduce your desktop costs and increase the security and management of your in-house and remote workforce.