Quotes:Bob Schultz, Group VP and GM, Desktops and Apps at Citrix “Customers are increasingly adopting cloud hosted session desktops to enable mobile workstyles and simplify their operations. Leveraging the cloud as a deployment platform will further accelerate these major trends. As a leading desktop virtualization product, XenDesktop 7 enables users to have a high definition experience across a broad set of user-defined devices. We are continuing to work with Microsoft to allow both IT and service providers to choose Windows Azure for their Citrix deployments.” Claire Fang, Director, Windows Azure at Microsoft “Windows Azure is an open cloud platform committed to delivering flexibility, scalability, and cost efficiencies to customers. Microsoft recently enabled the use of Windows Server RDS service provider license on Windows Azure, and we are excited to see Citrix support for Windows Azure as an underlying infrastructure for customers and service providers deploying virtual desktops and applications. Building on our strong relationship, Microsoft and Citrix are working together to deliver flexible and cost-effective ways for customers to empower workforce productivity on a variety of devices.” Tom Poole, President of Cloud Nation, Seattle-based cloud solutions aggregator “Combining Microsoft Windows Azure with our Citrix desktop virtualization infrastructure allows Cloud Nation to deliver enterprise-class hosted solutions in a cost-effective package that was previously unavailable to small businesses.” Availability Customers can implement Citrix XenDesktop 7 in Windows Azure today. Related Links
- Announcement: Citrix Extends Enterprise Mobility Strategy with XenDesktop 7
- Blog: Hosting Citrix Desktops from Azure
- Blog: Top 5 Scenarios for XenDesktop on Windows Azure
- Design Guide for Service Provider Hosted Desktops on Windows Azure
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