Citrix announces VDI support on Windows Azure

by Shijaz Abdulla on 16.07.2013 at 10:30

You can now run VDI on Windows Azure with Citrix. Think of all the possibilities – Desktop-as-a-Service, your personal desktop on the cloud, accessible anytime, anywhere.

Citrix has announced that version 7 of its Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) product XenDesktop can now be deployed on a Windows Azure virtual machine. This is now possible because Microsoft has made Remote Desktop Services (RDS) Subscriber Access Licensing (SAL) available on Azure, paving the way to install XenDesktop on a VM running on Azure.

In order to support this announcement, Citrix published two new Design Guides detailing how to design a VDI environment running on Windows Azure.

Shijaz Abdulla is a Datacenter Solutions Professional at Microsoft, based in Doha, Qatar and helps customers better run their IT infrastructure using Microsoft technologies. He is a blogger and a technology enthusiast.

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One Response to Citrix announces VDI support on Windows Azure

  1. Michael says:

    Great news! I’ve been waiting for version 7 to be available on Azure. Thank you Citrix!

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