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Citrix and Google Cloud partner to make hybrid work easier

By Jessie Chiang
Fri 6 May 2022

Citrix has announced that two new Citrix Desktop as a Service (DaaS) solutions are now available for purchase in the Google Cloud Marketplace, making it easier than ever for organisations with Citrix VDI solutions to transition to Citrix DaaS on Google Cloud.

Citrix vice president of product marketing Carisa Stringer says the timing couldn’t be better.

“Organisations are rapidly moving to adopt hybrid work, and IT needs a way to get there that’s efficient, cost-effective, secure, and flexible,” she says.

Citrix Systems Integrator and Google Cloud partner Wipro is looking forward to using the solutions to help advance the future of work.

“Wipro is very excited and keen to position the DaaS solution from Citrix and Google Cloud by deploying a true hybrid cloud solution for hybrid work”, says Wipro general manager Seshu Venkata. He’s also the global head of Wipro VirtuaDesk, Cloud and Infrastructures services. 

Citrix says Google Cloud Marketplace makes it easy for companies to quickly purchase and deploy market-leading digital workspace solutions designed to enable secure remote work, including Citrix DaaS solutions purpose-built for Google Cloud.

Citrix’s two new offerings include its DaaS Standard, which is designed for organisations or departments that are newer to DaaS or VDI, and need an affordable yet comprehensive hybrid work solution to deliver virtual apps and desktops quickly, easily and securely.

The second is its DaaS Premium product, which is ideal for organisations with existing VDI investments that need to modernise their deployments.

The premium edition provides IT admins with rapid migration and provisioning tools, streamlined management of Google Cloud and on-premises resources, advanced security capabilities and exceptional monitoring and cloud optimisations.

Citrix says its DaaS services purchased through Google Cloud Marketplace counts towards a customer’s Google Cloud commitment and is included in their Google Cloud invoice, simplifying the transaction to just one bill.

Meanwhile, Citrix says the two companies are also continuing to develop tools and resources to make it easier than ever for customers to transition from on-premises VDI deployments to DaaS with Google Cloud.

This includes Image Portability Service for Google Cloud, which automates the deployment of a master image from an existing on-premises PVS/MCS-provisioned Citrix environment, targeting a Citrix DaaS resource location hosted within Google Cloud to reduce re-work when moving to the cloud.

The service also looks at burst-to-cloud capabilities for capacity management, improved disaster recovery and business continuity plans, and streamlined image management.

“Transitioning to the cloud is a top priority for IT, and it takes a lot of careful planning and considerations,” says Stringer.

“Together with Google, we are committed to providing solutions and resources that simplify and speed the process and deliver results.”

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