Avanade and Citrix expand cloud partnership

Avanade and Citrix expand cloud partnership

Companies will integrate Citrix desktop and app virtualisation products with Microsoft Azure

Rebecca Gibson |

Avanade and Citrix have expanded their partnership to help clients take a cloud-first approach to building digital workplaces.

The companies will use key tools and assets from Avanade’s transformation and managed services business to integrate Citrix desktop and application virtualisation products with Microsoft Azure and Windows 10. Together the companies will invest in in tooling, training and capability development.

“At Avanade we help our clients effectively implement digital solutions that improve productivity and collaboration,” said Rich Stern, Avanade executive for cloud services. “With this next step in our Citrix relationship, clients can be confident in taking a cloud-first approach that integrates one of the best desktop virtualisation environments available with a flexible and secure cloud environment – Microsoft Azure.”

Clients will be able to deliver secure, flexible and scalable virtualised desktops at speed. This will enable clients to increase mobile productivity and employee engagement.

“Citrix is focused on enabling customers to securely and effectively move to the cloud,” said Steve Blacklock, vice president of Global Strategic Alliances at Citrix. “Avanade provides customers with the ability to leverage Microsoft technologies to help optimise XenApp and XenDesktop on Microsoft Azure as well as enhance our Skype for Business and Windows 10 integration capabilities.”


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