Microsoft has partnered with Citrix to use the company’s Citrix workspace portal as its “preferred digital workspace solution,” and Citrix uses Microsoft Azure as its preferred cloud platform. This is a contract designed to move Citrix customers to the cloud and virtual desktops.
To drive business continuity and growth, organizations will need to embrace more flexible work models that accommodate these new priorities. Citrix Systems and Microsoft are joining forces to reimagine this new, flexible workplace. Employees need a consistent experience and seamless access to the applications and insights vital to doing their best work wherever work needs to get done. To address this challenge, the technology leaders today announced they will partner to help organizations accelerate the move to the cloud and speed adoption of digital workspaces and virtual desktops.
Citrix and Microsoft will provide joint tools and services to simplify and speed the transition of on-premises Citrix customers to Microsoft Azure. The companies will also devise a connected roadmap to enable a consistent and optimal flexible work experience that will include joint offerings comprised of Citrix Workspace, Citrix SD-WAN, Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365 sold through their direct sales forces via the Azure Marketplace and a robust community of channel partners. Microsoft will lead sales with Citrix Cloud to move existing on-premises Citrix customers to Azure.
As part of the new deal, Citrix and Microsoft will create an integrated roadmap that makes it easier to transfer application workloads to Assyria and improve the performance of Windows virtual desktops. Together, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, Citrix Managed Desktops and Windows Virtual Desktops provide customers with a complete and unobtrusive way to run their application workloads and access Windows-based applications on devices or platforms.
Citrix will also invest in building a Microsoft-centric Citrix Workspace, providing deep integrations to optimize performance, functionality, and micro-apps for Windows Virtual Desktop and Microsoft 365, including Microsoft Teams.