Microsoft announced the next step in its broad partnership with Citrix, helping us develop the next generation of the Azure RemoteApp service. The new Citrix Virtual Apps Essentials Service (previously Citrix Virtual Apps “express”) builds upon Microsoft’s vision of Azure RemoteApp by tapping industry-leading Citrix Virtual Apps technology to provide additional management, user experience, and security features.
Citrix Virtual Apps Essentials, the new application virtualization service, combines the power and flexibility of the Citrix Cloud platform with the simple, prescriptive, and easy-to-consume vision of Microsoft Azure RemoteApp. Citrix Virtual Apps Essentials provides superior performance and flexibility by moving the backend infrastructure to the cloud, simplifying app delivery without sacrificing management or end user experience.
Citrix delivers simplified management that mirrors many of the workflows existing Azure RemoteApp customers have come to love. Citrix Virtual Apps Essentials also simplifies app provisioning, enhances monitoring, strengthens security and optimizes app delivery, which are key features many existing Citrix customers have come to love.
Citrix Virtual Apps Essentials is the fastest, easiest way to deliver Windows apps in Azure. Citrix also offers the Citrix Cloud Citrix Virtual App and Desktop service, for delivery of both apps and desktops, plus advanced management and monitoring capabilities.
|Citrix Virtual Apps Essentials||Citrix Virtual App and Desktop service|
|Deliver Windows apps|
|Deliver Windows desktops|
|Proactive notifications & alerting|
|Dynamic scaling & power management||Advanced|
|Host location||Azure only||Azure, on-premises, or hybrid|
|Includes Citrix Gateway Service for secure remote access||Add on available|
|Citrix ADC integration for secure remote access|
How to get started
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